Acclaimed Scottish filmmaker Bill Forsyth is celebrated by the BFI with its Flipside release of That Sinking Feeling in April. This definitive Dual Format Edition of Forsyth’s hilarious cult 1979 debut has been lovingly produced with the full collaboration of its director, with input from one of its most ardent and high profile fans, Mark Kermode.
Newly re-mastered in High Definition, this inventive low budget masterpiece can be experienced with its original Glaswegian dialogue track and in its correct aspect ratio. Amongst the disc’s extensive extra features are a full-length audio commentary with Bill Forsyth and Mark Kermode, a number of rarely seen short films and documentaries and a dryly funny BAFTA Lifetime Achievement Award acceptance film made by Forsyth in 2009.
Other releases this spring/early summer include:
- Seven Samurai [Schichinin no Samurai] – digitally re-mastered 60th anniversary SteelBookTM and DVD editions of Akira Kurosawa’s world-renowned classic, which was previously released as a Zavvi exclusive and seems to have slipped under everyone's radar.
The Children’s Film Foundation Collection: Runaways – three classic British films including Hide and Seek (1979), starring a teenage Gary Kemp, and Bond director Lewis Gilbert’s early film Johnny on the Run (1953).
Alain Robbe-Grillet: Six Films 1964-1974 – Blu-ray and DVD box sets making the controversial French director/writer’s enigmatic and sexually-charged films available for the very first time. Digitally re-mastered presentations of all films, including Trans-Europ Express (1966) and Successive Slidings of Pleasure (1974), as well as interviews and exclusive audio commentaries by world-renowned cult cinema authority, Tim Lucas
- The Werner Herzog Collection – mammoth Blu-ray and DVD box sets compiling 18 of the legendary German director’s films from late 1960s to the early 1980s, including The Unprecedented Defence of the Fortress Deutschkreuz (1967); Last Words (1968); Precautions Against Fanatics (1969); Fata Morgana (1971); Handicapped Future (1971); Aguirre, Wrath of God (1972); Land Of Silence and Darkness (1971); Heart of Glass (1976); Stroszek (1977); The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974); The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner (1974); How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck Chuck (1978); Woyzeck (1979); Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979); Fitzcarraldo (1982); Huie’s Sermon (1983); God’s Angry Man (1983); and Cobre Verde (1987). Extras include Jack Bond’s long-unseen South Bank Show on Herzog from 1982.
More details of all of these titles will be announced nearer the release date.
In the meantime here's a trailer for the fabulous Aguirre, the Wrath of God