BFI Flipside presents
THAT KIND OF GIRL (DVD + Blu-ray)
A film by Gerry O'Hara
THE FLIPSIDE : rescuing weird and wonderful British films from obscurity and presenting them in new high-quality editions.
In 1960s London, a beautiful au pair wrestles with the affections of three different men. But fun and freedom turn to shame and despair when she realises that she has put the health of her lovers at risk. This finely-tuned cautionary tale from Gerry O'Hara is shot against a backdrop of smoky jazz clubs and 'Ban the Bomb' marches.
- Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition
- The People at No. 19 (J B Holmes, 1948, 18 mins): an intense melodrama which explores the themes of That Kind of Girl
- No Place to Hide (Derrick Knight, 1959, 9 mins): a snapshot of the 'Ban the Bomb' march from Aldermaston to London
- A Sunday in September (James Hill, 1961, 28 mins): a compelling documentary about nuclear disarmament, with Vanessa Redgrave, Doris Lessing and John Osborne
- Robert Hartford-Davis interview (1968, 13 mins): That Kind of Girl's producer discusses the film and his career
- Extensive illustrated booklet featuring essays from novelist Cathi Unsworth and director Gerry O'Hara
UK | 1963 | black and white | English language, with optional English hard-of-hearing subtitles | 77 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)
In 1960s London, a beautiful continental au pair finds herself wrestling with the affections of an earnest peace-protestor, a dashing young toff and a roguish older man. But fun and freedom turn to shame and despair when she finds that her naivety has put her lovers, and their partners - including the well-meaning Janet (played by Big Zapper's Linda Marlowe, in her first role) - at risk.
Stylishly shot in crisp black and white, and set against a backdrop of smoky jazz clubs, 'Ban the Bomb' marches, and evocative London locations, this finely-tuned cautionary tale was the directorial debut of Gerry O'Hara (All the Right Noises, The Brute), and is presented in a new high-definition transfer. Special Features: Dual Format Edition: includes both the Blu-ray and the DVD of the film and the extras; The People at No. 19 (J.B. Holmes, 1948, 17 mins): an intense and effective melodrama which explores the themes of adultery, sexual hygiene and pregnancy from the perspective of an earlier era; A Sunday in September (James Hill, 1961, 27 mins): a compelling documentary, from the director of Black Beauty, about a nuclear disarmament demonstration in London, with Vanessa Redgrave, Doris Lessing and John Osbourne; Robert Hartford-Davis interview (1968, 14 mins): That Kind of Girl's producer discusses his film career; Extensive illustrated booklet featuring essays from novelist Cathi Unsworth and director Gerry O'Hara