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Herostratus (BFI Flipside) (DVD + Blu-ray)

Michael Gothard , Gabriella Licudi , Don Levy    Suitable for 15 years and over   Blu-ray
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BFI Flipside presents

HEROSTRATUS (DVD + Blu-ray)
A film by Don Levy

THE FLIPSIDE: rescuing weird and wonderful British films from obscurity and presenting them in new high-quality editions.

When a young Poet (Michael Gothard - The Devils, The Valley) hires a marketing company to turn his suicide-by-jumping into a mass-media spectacle, he finds that his subversive intentions are quickly diluted into a reactionary gesture.

Unseen since 1967, this audacious and prescient work left a profound mark on the landscape of late-1960s British cinema, with echoes of its visual style evident in the work of such celebrated directors as Stanley Kubrick, Nicholas Roeg and Michael Winner

Special Features

  • Newly transferred to High Definition from the original negative
  • Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition
  • Rare audio interview with Don Levy (1973, 38 mins)
  • Ten Thousand Talents (1960, 25 mins): Levy's student film, set in Cambridge, featuring the voice of Peter Cook
  • Time Is (1964, 29 mins): Levy's remarkable documentary
  • Five Films (1967, 8 mins): Levy's hypnotic experiments in film editing techniques
  • Extensive illustrated booklet with newly commissioned contributions and original documentation

UK | 1967 | colour | English language, with optional English hard-of-hearing subtitles | 143 minutes | Original aspect ratio 1.33:1 (BD only) and specially composed 1.78:1 ratio (DVD only)

Disc 1: BD50 | 1080p | 24fps | PCM mono audio (48k/24-bit)
Disc 2: DVD9 | PAL | Dolby Digital mono audio (320kbps)

Synopsis

When Max, a young poet (played by the iconic Michael Gothard) hires a marketing company to turn his suicide-by-jumping into a mass-media spectacle, he finds that his subversive intentions are quickly diluted into a reactionary gesture, and his motivations are revealed as a desperate attempt to seek attention through celebrity.

Unseen since its limited release in 1967, this audacious and prescient - yet criminally overlooked - work by experimental filmmaker Don Levy left a profound mark on the landscape of late-1960s British cinema, with echoes of its visual style evident in the more celebrated work of such notable directors as Stanley Kubrick, Nicolas Roeg and Michael Winner.

Product Description

United Kingdom released, Blu-Ray/Region A/B/C DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), English ( Dolby Linear PCM ), English ( Subtitles ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Booklet, Cast/Crew Interview(s), Documentary, Interactive Menu, Remastered, Scene Access, Short Film, SYNOPSIS: When Max, a young poet (played by the iconic Michael Gothard) hires a marketing company to turn his suicide-by-jumping into a mass-media spectacle, he finds that his subversive intentions are quickly diluted into a reactionary gesture, and his motivations are revealed as a desperate attempt to seek attention through celebrity. Unseen since its limited release in 1967, this audacious and prescient - yet criminally overlooked - work by experimental filmmaker Don Levy left a profound mark on the landscape of late-1960s British cinema, with echoes of its visual style evident in the more celebrated work of such notable directors as Stanley Kubrick, Nicolas Roeg and Michael Winner. ...Herostratus (1967) ( Hero stratus ) (Blu-Ray)
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