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Little Malcolm (And His Struggle Against the Eunuchs) (Flipside 020) (Dual Format Edition)


John Hurt plays a delusional revolutionary struggling against an unseen nemesis in this chilling dark comedy

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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
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  • 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.
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SKU 5035673011232
Catalogue Number BFIB1123
Subtitle A Film by Stuart Cooper
Product contents DVD and Blu-ray editions
Year 1974
Director Stuart Cooper
Format DVD, Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries United Kingdom
Aspect ratio 1.85:1
Colour Colour
Sound Sound
Subtitles English, English Hard of Hearing
Language(s) English
Running time 105 min
DVD region 2
Blu-ray region B
Certificate 15
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