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Sick: The Life and Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist (DVD)


Kirby Dick's study of American performance artist and masochist Bob Flanagan, released fully uncensored on DVD for the first time.

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Bob Flanagan was an American performance artist, stand-up comic, poet, and lifelong sufferer of cystic fibrosis. He was also a masochist, who found that his S&M experiences helped manage the pain of his illness.

Kirby Dick's internationally acclaimed award-winning 1997 film follows Bob and his wife, Sheree Rose, through the last years of Flanagan's life. It is deeply moving, often hilarious profile of a unique artist, giving an insight into Flanagan's warmth, courage and sense of humour.

This new BFI DVD edition presents the complete, fully uncensored version of a truly astonishing film that was previously cut by the BBFC for its 2002 DVD release.

  • Presented fully uncut and uncensored for the first time.
  • Dick on Sick (Kirby Dick, 1997, 8 mins): producer/director Kirby Dick reflects on his experience of making Sick.
  • Sara's Sick Too (Kirby Dick, 1997, 15 mins): short film revisiting Sara, a fellow cystic fibrosis sufferer who we see meeting Bob through the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Sick.
  • Feature length audio commentary by Kirby Dick and editor Dody Doran.
  • Live performances with director introductions.
  • Deleted scenes with directors introductions.
  • Original soundtrack.
  • Original trailer.
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SKU 5035673008775
Catalogue Number BFIVD877
Subtitle A film by Kirby Dick
Year 1997
Director Dick, Kirby
Format DVD
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries United States
Colour Colour
Sound Sound
Running time 90
DVD region 2
Certificate 18
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