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Beat Girl (dual format Blu-ray/DVD)

A cult classic British film about late-fifties youth-rebellion set against an intoxicating Beatnik backdrop.


Valentino (dual format Blu-ray/DVD)

Ken Russell’s film about silver-screen legend, Rudolf Valentino.


Symptoms (dual format Blu-ray/DVD)

This sophisticated modern gothic horror explores themes of sexual repression and psychosis.


Expresso Bongo (dual format Blu-ray/DVD)

Val Guest’s 1959 London-shot Brit Beat classic charts the fortunes of aspiring musician Bert Rudge.


Ken Russell: The Great Composers (dual-format Blu-ray/DVD)

Collection bringing together three films Ken Russell made for the BBC.


Ken Russell: The Great Passions (dual-format Blu-ray/DVD)

Four Ken Russell films focusing on Henri Rousseau, Isadora Duncan and Dante Gabriel Rossetti.


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