Bronco Bullfrog

Powerful and authentic, Barney Platts-Mills’s 1969 landmark youth film offers a fascinating record of the then-emerging suedehead subculture.

Del (Del Walker), a young apprentice, and his 15-year-old girlfriend Irene (Anne Gooding) have no money and nowhere to go. Angry and frustrated, they turn to Bronco Bullfrog – fresh out of borstal and living an independent lifestyle – for a taste of fun and freedom. Powerful and authentic, this fascinating record of the then-emerging suedehead subculture, largely improvised by a non-professional cast of teenagers from East London, is released here in a fully remastered high definition presentation.

Special features

  • Everybody’s An Actor, Shakespeare Said (1968, 30 min): Platts-Mills’ documentary charts Joan Littlewood’s theatre work with the teenagers who would star in Bronco Bullfrog.
  • Joan Littlewood interview (1968, 21 min): the formidable and outspoken theatre director discusses her career.
  • Seven Green Bottles (Eric Marquis, 1975, 35 min): a cautionary tale of seven young delinquents, played by non-professional actors.
  • Fully illustrated booklet with newly commissioned essays, photographs and film credits.
     

Product information

    • Certificate

      15

    • Colour

      Black/white

    • Sound

      Sound

    • Running time

      87mins

    • Subtitles

      English for the hard-of-hearing, French

    • Original aspect ratio

      1.33:1

    • DVD region

      • 2 Europe (except Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus), Middle East, Egypt, Japan, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Greenland, French Overseas departments and territories

    • Blu-ray region

      • B - Includes most European and Middle-Eastern countries, all of Africa, Australia and New Zealand

    • Catalogue number

      BFIB1064

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