The Party’s Over

The original uncensored director’s cut of this controversial film is brought to DVD for the first time. Enigmatic young Melina (Louise Sorel) has fallen in with a group of Chelsea beatniks, catching the attention of the gang’s defiant leader Moise (Oliver Reed), but inviting scorn and jealousy from the group’s other members including Moise’s lover Libby (Ann Lynn). But wild and drunken partying has terrible consequences, and when Melina’s fiancee Carson (Clifford David) begins investigating, the shocking truth is revealed. The Party’s Over, written by Marc Behm (Help!) and with music by John Barry (best-known for his Bond soundtracks), was directed by Guy Hamilton, the director behind the most famous early Bond films including Diamonds are Forever and Live and Let Die.

Special features

  • The complete director’s cut presented in both high definition and standard definition.
  • Original theatrical release version (Blu-ray only) 92 min.
  • Original theatrical release version, cut sequences (DVD only, 18 min).
  • The Party (R A Ostwald, 1962, 15 min).
  • Emma (Anthony Perry, 1964, 15 min).
  • Fully illustrated booklet featuring new pieces by Guy Hamilton, Andrew Roberts William Fowler and Vic Pratt.

Product information

    • Certificate

      12

    • Colour

      Black/white

    • Sound

      Sound

    • Running time

      95mins

    • Subtitles

      English for the hard-of-hearing

    • Original aspect ratio

      1.66:1

    • 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

      BFIB1057

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