- Directors: Paul Kelly, Kieran Evans
- Format: Dolby, PAL
- Language: English
- Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
- Region: All Regions
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Classification: PG
- Studio: Bfi
- DVD Release Date: 22 July 2013
- Run Time: 180 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B00C5II3RW
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 26,774 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
A London Trilogy: The Films of Saint Etienne 2003-2007 [DVD]
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A LONDON TRILOGY: THE FILMS OF SAINT ETIENNE
From a beautifully conceived film-poem and an imaginative exploration of the Lower Lea Valley to an uplifting documentary on a London landmark, the collaborations between much-loved electronic indie trio Saint Etienne and filmmaker Paul Kelly (Lawrence of Belgravia) document London ever-changing environment and landscapes to music by the band. Available together on one DVD for the very first time, this loose trilogy is supported by rare and previously unavailable short films.
Finisterre (2003, Paul Kelly and Kieran Evans): is a homage to London featuring a host of well-known voices who've made the capital their own, soundtracked by songs from Saint Etienne album of the same name.
What Have You Done Today Mervyn Day? (2005, Paul Kelly): follows paperboy Mervyn Day on his round, tracing the fascinating hidden history of East London's Lower Lea Valley in the years before it was redeveloped to become the Olympic Park. Featuring the voices of David Essex and Linda Robson
Commissioned by the Royal Festival Hall to mark its renovation and reopening This is Tomorrow (2007, Paul Kelly) lovingly records the immense labour, that went into the refurbishment of one of London's most distinguished concert venues
- Today's Special (2004, 9 min in total): a series of three shorts about London's disappearing cafes
- Banksy in London(2003, 3 mins): outtakes from Finisterre, that document the artist's work, some of which is no longer situ.
- Monty the Lamb (2006, 12 mins): a day in the life of Monty, mascot for North Hendon FC
- Seven Summers (2012, 10 mins): Sarah Cracknell narrates this follow up to Mervyn Day, which revisits the Lea Valley seven years on from the making of that film .
- The Other South Bank (2008, 9 mins): a look at Tyneside's South Bank area
- Fully illustrated booklet with newly commissioned essays
- Dolby Digital mono audio (320kbps)
UK | 2003 + 2005 + 2007 | colour | English | 59 + 45 +54 mins | DVD9 | Original aspect ratio 1.78:1 (16x9 enhanced)
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Top Customer Reviews
Definately wouldn,t describe the films as documentaries they really do go below the surface of whats being filmed , neither do they make statements for me they just totally capture a sense of the past and the present .
Various interesting characters appear going about their lives in a casual fashion , no one appears to have a care in the world exuding a passion for london , happy to be where they are , watching football with a pukka pie ,in a cafe ,nose pressed up to the window of a guitar shop , thumbing through a box of 45's , it really is mesmerising stuff .
The quality of the filming seems excellent on my tv , not noticed any grainy resolution but if there was i feel it would be in keeping with the subject .
The extras shorts are all pleasant enough, well photographed and gently interesting. Seven Summers is not really a proper sequel to What Have You Done Today Mervin Day, just a slight revisit with a commentary and a lot of reused footage, instead of being a real then-and-now comparison. The real gem is "The Other South Bank" about the South Bank district of Middlesborough - a very evocative and moving tribute to a dying area.
So buy it because either (1) you want the music or (2) to see What Have You Done Today Mervin Day and The Other South Bank (and maybe for Finisterre), but probably not for the other content.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This curate's egg of a - wholly unrelated - compilation of three films should be considered as a cappuchino: big on froth, short on substance. Read morePublished on 26 Jun. 2014 by Lighters
Great service, excellent price and now I need to find time to sit down to watch all three DVDs back to back!!Published on 9 Jun. 2014 by Nigel Halliday
Absolutely wonderful films about London by the combined mega-talents of St Etienne and Paul Kelly. Anyone who's ever lived in the capital or has an interest in its people and... Read morePublished on 28 May 2014 by O'Daytime
A remarkable chronicle of a city. Beauty is everywhere for those who want to behold and thankfully the Saint Etienne gang has sieved, searched and recorded some tasty vignettes of... Read morePublished on 17 Nov. 2013 by D. SPENCER