Delusional revolutionary Malcolm Scrawdyke (a mesmerising John Hurt) leads his Party of Dynamic Erection – Wick (John McEnery), Irwin (Raymond Platt) and Nipple (David Warner) – in an enraged battle against an unseen nemesis in this chilling dark comedy.
Financed by George Harrison and based on the celebrated stage play by David Halliwell, Little Malcolm was shot in wintry Oldham by director Stuart Cooper (Overlord) and cinematographer John Alcott (A Clockwork Orange). It won the Silver Bear at the 1974 Berlin Film Festival.
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Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition
Original Little Malcolm trailer
Put Yourself in My Place (Francine Winham, 1974, 25 minutes): Fraught gender relations trigger a startling role reversal in the polemical comedy staring Judy Geeson (Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush)
The Contraption (James Dearden, 1977, 7 minutes): In a final act of defeat or defiance, a man (Richard O'Brien) builds a sinister contraption
Fully illustrated booklet featuring original artwork and contributions by Yvonne Tasker, John Hurt, Stuart Cooper and Mike Leigh.