BFI Flipside presents
LITTLE MALCOLM and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs (DVD + Blu-ray)
A Film by Stuart Cooper
THE FLIPSIDE: rescuing weird and wonderful British films from obscurity and presenting them in new high-quality editions.
Delusional revolutionary Malcolm Scrawdyke (a mesmerising John Hurt) leads his Party of Dynamic Erection - Wick (John McEnery), Irwin (Raymond Platt) and Nipple (David Warner) - in an enraged battle against an unseen nemesis in this chilling dark comedy. Financed by George Harrison and based on the celebrated stage play by David Halliwell, Little Malcolm was shot in wintry Oldham by director Stuart Cooper (Overlord) and cinematographer John Alcott (A Clockwork Orange). It won the Silver Bear at the 1974 Berlin Film Festival.
- Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition
- Original Little Malcolm trailer
- Put Yourself in My Place (Francine Winham, 1974, 25 mins): fraught gender relations trigger a startling role reversal in this polemical comedy starring Judy Geeson (Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush)
- The Contraption (James Dearden, 1977, 7 mins): in a final act of defeat or defiance, a man (Richard O'Brien) builds a sinister contraption
- Fully illustrated booklet featuring original artwork and contributions by Yvonne Tasker, John Hurt, Stuart Cooper, and Mike Leigh
UK | 1974 | colour | English language, with optional English hard-of-hearing subtitles | 111 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, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: 1970s British comedy drama starring John Hurt as an art student-turned-activist. After being expelled from art school, Malcolm Scrawdyke (Hurt) leads his friends, Wick (John McEnery), Irwin (Raymond Platt) and Nipple (David Warner), as they form an anti-establishment group called the Party of Dynamic Erection. Before long they decide their best plan of action as a revolutionary organisation will be to abduct their nemesis. Ex-Beatle George Harrison produced this adaptation of David Halliwell's 1965 stage play. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: Berlin International Film Festival, ...Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs ( Little Malcolm ) ( Little Malcolm & His Struggle Against the Eunuchs ) (Blu-Ray)