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Red, White and Zero (Flipside 036) (Dual Format Edition)


Previously unavailable on DVD or Blu-ray, this 1967 portmanteau feature from Woodfall Films is a major rediscovery

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Never before released in the UK, Woodfall Films' 1967 portmanteau feature is a major rediscovery. Composed of three shorts – Ride of the Valkyrie, The White Bus and Red and Blue – from three of Britain’s most celebrated directors - Lindsay Anderson, Peter Brook and Tony Richardson – Red, White and Zero embodies the creativity and audacity at the heart of swinging 60s cinema.

Comic legend Zero Mostel stars as an opera singer (in full costume) navigating the London transport network as he attempts to reach Covent Garden in Ride of the Valkyrie.

Scripted by Shelagh Delaney, The White Bus blends realism, drama and poetry as a despondent young woman travels home to the North of England.

And Vanessa Redgrave stars in Tony Richardson’s romantic reverie and musical featurette Red and Blue.

BFI Flipside is dedicated to rediscovering the margins of British film, reclaiming a space for forgotten movies and filmmakers who would otherwise be in danger of disappearing from our screens forever. It is a home for UK cinematic oddities, offering everything from exploitation documentaries to B-movies, countercultural curios and obscure classics, If it's weird, British and forgotten, then it's Flipside.

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Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition

• About ‘The White Bus’ (1968, 59 mins): documentary on the making of Lindsay Anderson’s segment

• Lindsay Anderson Introduction/Stills Gallery (1968, 5 mins) an audio recording of Anderson addressing the NFT in 1968, played over stills

• Behind the Scenes of Red and Blue (1966, 7 mins): Kevin Brownlow’s 16mm footage of cast and crew

• Kevin Brownlow on Red, White and Zero (2018, 15 mins): the Red and Blue and The White Bus editor on making the films

• Billy Williams on Red and Blue (2018, 14 mins): the cinematographer recalls working with Tony Richardson on the third segment

• No Arks (1969, 7 mins): political cartoonist Abu’s satirical reworking of the Noah story,

narrated by Vanessa Redgrave

• Audio commentary by Adrian Martin

• Illustrated booklet with new writing by Sarah Wood, Paul Fairclough, So Mayer, Philip Kemp and Katy McGahan, plus full film credits

Additional Information
More Information
SKU 5035673013199
Catalogue Number BFIB1319
Subtitle A Film in Three Parts
Product contents DVD and Blu-ray editions
Year 1967
Director Lindsay Anderson, Peter Brook, Tony Richardson
Format DVD, Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries UK
Aspect ratio original aspect ratio 1.37:1
Colour black and white, colour
Sound 1.0 PCM mono audio (48kHz/24-bit) | Dolby Digital 1.0 mono audio (48kHz/16-bit)
Subtitles optional hard-of-hearing subtitles
Language(s) English
Running time 98 min
DVD region 2
Blu-ray region B
Certificate 12
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