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Herostratus (Flipside 004) (Dual Format Edition) Herostratus (Flipside 004) (Dual Format Edition)

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An audacious and prescient work that left a profound mark on the landscape of late-60s British cinema, unseen since 1967.

An audacious and prescient work that left a profound mark on the landscape of late-60s British cinema, unseen since 1967.

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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 directors as Stanley Kubrick, Nicolas Roeg and Michael Winner.

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 directors as Stanley Kubrick, Nicolas Roeg and Michael Winner.

Extras

  • 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 experimental documentary
  • Five Films (1967, 9 mins): Levy's hypnotic experiments in film editing techniques
  • Extensive illustrated booklet with newly commissioned contributors and original documentation

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5035673011041
Catalogue Number BFIB1104
Subtitle A film by Don Levy
Product contents
  • 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 min).
  • Ten Thousand Talents (1960, 25 min): Levy
Year 1967
Director Levy, Don
Format DVD, Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries United Kingdom
Aspect ratio 1.33:1
Colour Colour
Sound Sound
Subtitles English for the hard-of-hearing
Running time 143
DVD region 2
Blu-ray region B
Certificate 15

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