Kim Newman’s Guide to the Flipside of British Cinema
If classic and cult British films – from Alfie to Performance, from The Devils to Withnail and I – are your cup of tea, then this indispensable guide to a previously uncharted, alternative history of British cinema is for you.
In a documentary produced exclusively for the BFI, the UK’s most knowledgeable and well-respected cult film critic, Kim Newman, explores such questions as how the director of Help! and Superman II came to make one of the world’s greatest, but little-known, black comedies, and lifts the lid on which previously unseen British film features Helen Mirren in her debut role.
With a selection of original trailers and short films – including one that’s exclusive to this release – this is your passport to the exciting and surprising world of the Flipside. All titles are now available on DVD and Blu-ray for the first time ever, in the BFI Flipside collection.
- Kim Newman’s Guide to the Flipside of British Cinema (2010, 37 min): all-new, exclusive documentary.
- Carousella (1966, 25 min): controversial documentary on the lives of a group of striptease artistes, directed by John Irvin (Hamburger Hill, Raw Deal).
- Tomorrow Night in London (1969, 5 min): vibrant and fast-paced tourist board short extolling the virtues, and fashions, of London’s nightlife.
- The Spy’s Wife (1972, 27 min): a modish tale of international intrigue and extra-marital relations with Tom Bell (The L-Shaped Room, Prime Suspect) and Ann Lynn (Screamtime, Separation).
- BFI Flipside trailer reel.
- Fully illustrated booklet with essays and film credits.
Original aspect ratio
- 2 Europe (except Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus), Middle East, Egypt, Japan, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Greenland, French Overseas departments and territories