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The Party's Over (Flipside 011) The Party's Over (Flipside 011)

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Cult UK bohemian thrills from 1963, censored at the time

Cult UK bohemian thrills from 1963, censored at the time

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Enigmatic young Melina (Louise Sorel) has fallen in with a group of Chelsea beatniks, catching the attention of the gang’s defiant leader Moise (Oliver Reed). But wild and drunken partying has terrible consequences, and when Melina’s fiancé Carson (Clifford David) begins investigating, the shocking truth is soon revealed.

Written by Marc Behm (Help!) and scored by the legendary John Barry (The Ipcress File, Diamonds are Forever) this controversial film originally fell foul of the British censors, forcing director Guy Hamilton (Live and Let Die, Diamonds are Forever, Goldfinger) to remove his name from the credits, but is now finally made available in its never-before-seen pre-release version.

Presented in a digitally remastered transfer from rare print materials, this daring, controversial film is released here with extra features including alternative sequences and little-seen short films from the era.

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.

Browse more BFI Flipside titles.

Enigmatic young Melina (Louise Sorel) has fallen in with a group of Chelsea beatniks, catching the attention of the gang’s defiant leader Moise (Oliver Reed). But wild and drunken partying has terrible consequences, and when Melina’s fiancé Carson (Clifford David) begins investigating, the shocking truth is soon revealed.

Written by Marc Behm (Help!) and scored by the legendary John Barry (The Ipcress File, Diamonds are Forever) this controversial film originally fell foul of the British censors, forcing director Guy Hamilton (Live and Let Die, Diamonds are Forever, Goldfinger) to remove his name from the credits, but is now finally made available in its never-before-seen pre-release version.

Presented in a digitally remastered transfer from rare print materials, this daring, controversial film is released here with extra features including alternative sequences and little-seen short films from the era.

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.

Browse more BFI Flipside titles.

Extras

  • Alternative theatrical release sequences (18 min)
  • The Party (R A Ostwald, 1962, 15 Min): A time capsule short about an art school get-together
  • Emma (Anthony Perry, 1964, 12 min): Short film from the producer of The Party's Over

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5035673020456
Catalogue Number BFIV2045
Subtitle a film by Guy Hamilton
Product contents 1 disc
Year 1963-5
Director Guy Hamilton
Format DVD
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries UK
Aspect ratio Original aspect ratio 1.66:1
Colour Black & White
Sound PCM mono
Subtitles HOH
Language(s) English
Running time 95 min
Certificate 12

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