BFI Flipside presents
DUFFER + THE MOON OVER THE ALLEY (DVD + Blu-ray)
Two films by Joseph Despins and William Dumaresq
THE FLIPSIDE: rescuing weird and wonderful British films from obscurity and presenting them in new high-quality editions.
An intense and bizarre study of obsession that is by turns lyrical and disconcerting, Duffer tells the deranged story of a teenage boy torn between the womanly charms of a kindly prostitute, and the relentless, sadistic attentions of an older man.
The Moon Over the Alley, from the writer-director team behind Duffer, explores the problems of the multicultural residents in a Notting Hill boarding house. Dark and disturbing, yet dreamlike and tender, this astonishing film includes surreal musical numbers by the award-winning composer of Hair, Galt MacDermot.
Unique and utterly compelling, these rarely seen cult films have been newly mastered to HD and are released here for the very first time
- Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition
- Fully Illustrated booklet with newly commissioned essays by Stephen Thrower and Rob Young, and Joseph Despins personal recollections of making the two films
UK | 1971 + 1975 | black and white | English language, with optional English hard-of-hearing subtitles | 75 minutes + 108 minutes | Original aspect ratio: 1.33:1
Disc 1: BD50 | 1080p | 24fps | PCM mono audio (48k/24-bit)
Disc 2: DVD9 | PAL | Dolby Digital mono audio (320kbps)
Unique and utterly compelling, these rarely-seen films are released here for the very first time. Duffer, an intense and bizarre study of obsession that is by turns beautiful and disturbing, tells the story of a teenage boy torn between the womanly charms of a kindly prostitute, and the sadistic attentions of an older man.Both whimsical and disturbing, with a quirky sense of the grotesque, Duffer is a film that defies easy comparison. The Moon Over the Alley equally unconventional is a musical tale of the problems faced by the multicultural residents of a ramshackle boarding house, with magic realist musical numbers by Galt MacDermot, the award-winning musician and composer of Broadway hit Hair.The Moon Over the Alley captures the human energy and community spirit of London s Portobello Road with a wit, strangeness and charm. Extra Features: Two feature films, each presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition; Fully illustrated booklet with newly commissioned essays by Stephen Thrower and Rob Young, and Joseph Despins personal recollections of making the two films