Permissive

When Suzy arrives in London to visit an old school friend, she is unwittingly plunged into the ruthless world of the ‘groupie’.

When Suzy arrives in London to visit an old school friend, she is unwittingly plunged into the ruthless world of the ‘groupie’. Fuelled by sex, drugs and jealousy, her new lifestyle fosters in her a cold cynical instinct for survival. But tragedy is never far away. With its effective blend of gritty location work, brooding flash-forward devices, and a soundtrack by cult acid folk and prog rock legends Comus, Forever More – who also star – and Titus Groan, Permissive is a dark British countercultural artefact that is shot through with grim authenticity.

Special features

  • Original Permissive trailer.
  • Bread (Stanley Long, 1971, 68 min): a rare film in which a group of friends decide to stage a music festival.
  • Bread - mute outtakes (17 min).
  • ‘Ave You Got a Male Assistant Please Miss? (Graham Jones, Jon Astley, 1973, 4 minutes): an entertaining sex education film.
  • Extensive illustrated booklet with contributions by I Q Hunter, Lee Dorrian, and members of Comus.

Product information

    • Certificate

      18

    • Colour

      Colour

    • Sound

      Sound

    • Running time

      90mins

    • Subtitles

      English for the hard-of-hearing

    • 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

      BFIB1109

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