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Derek Jarman's Jubilee 40th Anniversary Edition dual format in June

26 May 2018

The mythological past and bleak future converge on the sparse grey streets of London in Jubilee, a cult classic of the punk era. Director Derek Jarman doesn’t spare the shocks, while electrifying punk rock numbers are delivered by Jayne County and Adam Ant.

In Jubilee, Queen Elizabeth I and her occult aide Dr John Dee (brilliantly played by Jenny Runacre and Richard O’Brien respectively) travel into the future, encountering the megalomania of big business as well as gangs of violent, marauding killers.

Jubilee dual format cover

Following its inclusion in the BFI box set, Jarman Volume One: 1972-1986, Jubilee will released in a Dual Format Edition (Blu-ray & DVD – this marks the film's Blu-ray debut) on 18 June 2018 to mark its 40th Anniversary at the RRP of £19.99.

Dual Format features:

  • Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition from a 2K remaster from the original camera negatives
  • A Message from the Temple (1981, 5 mins)
  • Toyah Willcox: Being Mad (2014, 8 mins); the singer and actress looks back on her role in Jubilee
  • Jordan remembers Jubilee (2018, 33 mins): punk icon Jordan looks back on her friendship with Derek Jarman and the making of Jubilee
  • Lee Drysdale remembers Jubilee (2018, 17 mins): Derek Jarman’s friend, and later collaborator, Lee Drysdale recalls his unconventional involvement in the making of Jubilee
  • Jubilee image gallery
  • Illustrated booklet featuring a contemporary review, writing by the BFI’s William Fowler and full film credits