The third in the critically acclaimed BFI Flipside series – continuing its ongoing mission to curate an alternative Brit-screen history of overlooked rarities in deluxe home-entertainment editions – is a further compelling compendium of strange, striking, thrilling, horrific, eerie and eccentric short subjects from the heyday of the British cinematic supporting programme.
Settle down for another strange cinematic journey through uncanny stories, twists in the tale, low-budget weirdness, stylish spectacle, avant-garde art, peculiar public information, monstrous music and provocative experiment – many ultra-rare and all with oodles of atmosphere and in High Definition.
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Featuring the following films:
- Return to Glennascaul (Hilton Edwards, 1951, 22 mins)
- Strange Stories (John Guillermin and Don Chaffey, 1953, 45 mins)
- Strange Experiences (1955, 10 mins)
- Maze (Bob Bentley, 1970, 15 mins)
- Skinflicker (Tony Bicât, 1973, 41 mins)
- Beach Litter: Broken Bottle (1 min)
- Firework: Chick (1 min)
- Wings of Death (Nichola Bruce and Michael Coulson, 1985, 20 mins)
- The Terminal Game (Geoff Lowe, 1982, 40 mins)
- Interview with filmmaker and artist Bob Bentley, director of Maze (2023)
- Interview with Tony Bicât, director of Skinflicker (2023)
- Interview with Nichola Bruce and Michael Coulson, directors of Wings of Death(2023)
- Interview with Colin Towns, composer of the music for The Terminal Game(2022)
- The Strange Stories Scrapbook (2023): video essay on 1950s British film producer Roger Proudlock by Vic Pratt
- Interview with Geoff Lowe, director of The Terminal Game (TBC)
- Rare scripts, stills, images and behind-the-scenes footage (TBC)
- NOT GURANTEED PAST PREORDERS **FIRST PRESSING ONLY** Illustrated booklet including new writing by directors Bob Bentley, Nichola Bruce and Tony Bicât
Strictly limited edition of 3,000 copies
BFI Flipside is dedicated to rediscovering the margins of British film, reclaiming a space for forgotten movies and filmmakers who would otherwise be in danger of disappearing from our screens forever. It is a home for UK cinematic oddities, offering everything from exploitation documentaries to B-movies, countercultural curios and obscure classics, If it’s weird, British and forgotten, then it’s Flipside.