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Sleepwalker (BFI Flipside) (DVD + Blu-ray)
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BFI Flipside presents
SLEEPWALKER (DVD + Blu-ray)
A film by Saxon Logan
THE FLIPSIDE: rescuing weird and wonderful British films from obscurity and presenting them in new high-quality editions.
When wealthy couple Richard and Angela visit Marion and Alex in their decaying family home, their differing social and moral attitudes create uneasy tensions. An inharmonious evening of drunkenness and sexual rivalry soon turns bloody as the guests fall victim to an unhinged attacker.
Featuring a rare performance from Bill Douglas (Bill Douglas Trilogy, Comrades), and starring British screen greats Joanna David and Heather Page (both of whom would go on to work with Douglas in Comrades), Sleepwalker is an outrageous and incendiary mix of biting satire and bloody horror that is at once reminiscent of otherwise unlikely bedfellows Lindsay Anderson and Dario Argento. The stellar cast also includes Nickolas Grace, and features cameos by Fulton MacKay, Michael Medwin and Raymond Huntley.
Remastered from the only surviving print, this long-unseen mid-length film is presented here for the first time on any home video format, along with two shorts by its director, Saxon Logan, and the rare 1971 mid-length fantasy, The Insomniac, directed by Rodney Giesler.
- Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition
- The Insomniac (Rodney Giesler, 1971, 45 mins): a man experiences a night-time world that is part nightmare, part sexual fantasy
- Stepping Out (Saxon Logan , 1977, 11 mins): a couple's untraditional early morning ritual is observed in a short drama which originally supported Polanski's The Tenant in UK cinemas
- Working Surface: A Short Study (with Actors) in 'the Ways' of a Bourgeois Writer (Saxon Logan, 1979, 16 mins): Bill Douglas plays a writer struggling with a script about two women (played by Joanna David and Heather Page)
- O Lucky Man: Saxon Logan in Conversation (2013, 72 mins): exclusive feature-length interview with the director of Sleepwalker
- Extensive illustrated booklet with essays by Julian Grainger, Vic Pratt, Alex Davidson and Sam Dunn; complete film credits
UK | 1984 | colour | English language (optional English hard-of-hearing subtitles) | 50 minutes (+ extras) | Original aspect ratio 1.85:1
'Another fascinating release in the BFI's Flipside line...this is operating in a gear all of its own' 7/10 --Michael Bonner, Uncut (2013)
'The BFI's Sleepwalker release is a real prize ... one of the releases of the year so far' - 9/10 --The Digital Fix
'disorienting, bizarre, and, if you're game, quite amazing ... another feather in the cap for Flipside, to put it mildly' --Mondo Digital
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Top Customer Reviews
Boasting a script laced with black as crude humour, Sleepwalker comes over like a head-on collision between Mike Leigh and Dario Argento, with its mise en scene often recalling the late, great Mario Bava. Frequent references to nocturnal, eyes wide shut states of being - comas, sleepwalking, the strange tale of a certain Mr. Valdemar, not to mention Alex's final terrified demand ("Wake up!Read more ›
I have been a long-time supporter of the film even during its obscure years and I am pleased that it is finally getting the praise it deserves.
This BFI Flipside release on standard DVD does excellent justice to the film but the Blu-ray edition really shows it in its true sparkling form.
The whole package is excellent value. The accompanying extras are a very exciting addition, including an outstanding interview with Saxon Logan.
This is a timely and brilliant release of a fine film.
The Rank studio did not take well to the film back in the mid eighties, putting an end of Saxon Logan's fiction movie career before it really got started, but it's heart-warming that it was later rediscovered (thanks partly to Kim Newman arousing interest in the then-forgotten film some time ago). It's wonderful that BFI have taken films like this to exhume for the more open-minded among contemporary audiences, as it has recently been scanned and mastered for Blu-ray, with excellent results.
The BFI release is also packed with two of Logan's earlier short films also mastered in HD (Stepping Out running at 11 minutes and made in 1977, plus Working Surface, 16 minutes, 1979), which are curiosity pieces making the package feel very complete as far as Logan's fiction work is concerned (he went on to cement himself as a documentary film-maker).Read more ›
in a dazzling,all-singing-and-dancing edition.
Packed with extras,including two witty,earlier shorts from Saxon,as well as a great feature length interview with the man
that is both enlightening and deeply moving,this gem of a movie,a 50 minute masterpiece,could best be described as "Mike Leigh
meets a Nightmare on Thatcher St via Italain giallos" (all will become clear when you watch it).
I was fortunate enough a decade ago to meet with Saxon on a number of occasions and see this tremendous prize winner at the
Berlin film festival play to appreciative audiences as it should have done back in the 80's - especially at the Festival of
Fantastic Films in Manchester - and so it is a real treat that this much neglected film of it's era,stupidly denied a release
in the UK,finally has it's day,and emerges blinking into the light,more relevant than ever!
Funny,scary,politically charged,stylistically beautiful,please do yourself a favour and buy this dvd and tell all your friends,
the wait is over..
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As decribed, wonderful film, very unexpected conclusion, Nicklas Grace give's the standout performance, great price et al.Published 13 days ago by Justin micheal homer
I bought this movie as a result of reading all the positive reviews on here. However, I was highly disappointed. Read morePublished on 9 Jan. 2014 by Full Moon.
This is a most unexpected release but entirely justified. The entire package is truly worth the care that has gone into it. Read morePublished on 4 Dec. 2013 by M. Markus