BFI Flipside presents
DEEP END (DVD + Blu-ray)
A Film by Jerzy Skolimowski
THE FLIPSIDE: rescuing weird and wonderful British films from obscurity and presenting them in new high-quality editions.
Newly employed at a run-down London swimming baths, Mike (John Moulder-Brown) obsesses after his sassy and self-assured co-worker (Jane Asher) whilst collecting tips for the 'special services' he is expected to perform for clients (including the superb Diana Dors).
Darkly comic and utterly compelling, this portrait of Britain in an era of uncertainty makes its long overdue return to the screen in a new digital restoration with extensive bonus features.
- Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition
- Starting Out: The Making of Jerzy Skolimowski's Deep End (2011, 74 mins): a comprehensive new feature-length documentary
- Deep End: The Deleted Scenes (2011, 12 mins): short documentary exploring the scenes that never made the grade
- Original theatrical trailer
- Careless Love (Francine Winham, 1976, 10 mins): rare and disturbing tale in which a woman (Jane Asher) takes drastic action to keep the affections of the man she loves
- Illustrated booklet featuring new essays by David Thompson, Yvonne Tasker, and Skolimowski expert Ewa Mazierska
Germany, UK | 1970 | colour | English language, with optional English hard-of-hearing subtitles | 91 minutes | Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1
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)
United Kingdom released, Blu-Ray/Region A/B/C DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), English ( Dolby Linear PCM ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.85:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Booklet, Deleted Scenes, Documentary, Interactive Menu, Making Of, Scene Access, Short Film, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: John Moulder-Brown plays a teen-aged London bathhouse attendant who forms a business alliance with female attendant Jane Asher. The object is to obtain better tips from their clients, but soon the impressionable Moulder-Brown falls in love with the older Asher. Brushed off by the girl in favor of a handsome swimming instructor, Moulder-Brown makes several halfhearted attempts at revenge. When the boy and girl finally do get together sexually, the event is motivated by lust and has tragic results. Deep End observes how adolescent obsession can mushroom into disaster if one doesn't have the emotional equipment to cope. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: BAFTA Awards, ...Deep End (Blu-Ray)