BFI Flipside presents
BRONCO BULLFROG (DVD + Blu-ray)
A film by Barney Platts-Mills
THE FLIPSIDE : rescuing weird and wonderful British films from obscurity and presenting them in new high-quality editions.
Del (Del Walker), a young apprentice, and his 15-year-old girlfriend Irene (Anne Gooding) have no money and nowhere to go. Angry and frustrated, they turn to 'Bronco Bullfrog' fresh out of borstal and living an independent lifestyle for a taste of fun and freedom.
Powerful and authentic, this fascinating record of the then-emerging suedehead subculture, largely improvised by a non-professional cast of teenagers from east London, is released here in a fully remastered High Definition presentation.
- Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition
- Everybody's an Actor, Shakespeare Said (1968, 30 mins): Platts-Mills documentary charts Joan Littlewood's theatre work with the teenagers who would star in Bronco Bullfrog
- Joan Littlewood interview (1968, 21 mins): the formidable and outspoken theatre director discusses her career
- Seven Green Bottles (Eric Marquis, 1975, 35 mins): a cautionary tale of seven young delinquents, played by non-professional actors
- Fully illustrated booklet with newly commissioned essays, photographs and film credits
UK | 1969 | black and white | English language, (Optional French subtitles and optional English hard-of-hearing subtitles) | 87 minutes | original Aspect ratio 1.33:1
Disc 1: BD50 | 1080p | 24fps | PCM mono audio (48k/24-bit)
Disc 2: DVD9 | PAL | PCM mono audio (48k/16-bit) (Extras Dolby Digital 320kbps)