A film by Don Levy
When a young poet (Michael Gothard – The Devils, The Valley) hires a marketing company to turn his suicide-by-jumping into a mass-media spectacle, he finds that his subversive intentions are quickly diluted into a reactionary gesture.
Unseen since 1967, this audacious and prescient work left a profound mark on the landscape of late-1960s British cinema, with echoes of its visual style evident in the work of such directors as Stanley Kubrick, Nicolas Roeg and Michael Winner.
- Newly transferred to high definition from the original negative.
- Presented in both high definition and standard definition.
- Rare audio interview with Don Levy (1973, 38 min).
- Ten Thousand Talents (1960, 25 min): Levy’s student film, set in Cambridge, featuring the voice of Peter Cook.
- Time Is (1964, 29 min): Levy’s remarkable experimental documentary.
- Five Films (1967, 9 min): Levy’s hypnotic experiments in film editing techniques.
- Extensive illustrated booklet with newly commissioned contributors and original documentation.
English for the hard-of-hearing
Original aspect ratio
- 2 Europe (except Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus), Middle East, Egypt, Japan, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Greenland, French Overseas departments and territories
- B - Includes most European and Middle-Eastern countries, all of Africa, Australia and New Zealand