BFI announces DVD releases for early 2015

Roberto Rossellini’s classic War Trilogy on Blu-ray and DVD heads our lineup of releases for the first quarter of 2015.

Critically acclaimed BFI theatrical releases and a limited edition Blu-ray box set of Roberto Rossellini’s War Trilogy are among the highlights of the BFI’s Blu-ray and DVD schedule for January-March 2015.

Night Will Fall (2014) – André Singer’s remarkable documentary account of how the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps were captured on film is released on DVD (February) 

Watch the trailer for Night Will Fall (2014)

Spring in a Small Town (1948) – Regarded as one of the great world cinema rediscoveries of recent years, this restoration by the China Film Archive comes to DVD for the first time (January)

Watch the trailer for Spring in a Small Town (1948)

The Battles of Coronel and the Falkland Islands – A previously undiscovered gem of British silent cinema arrives on DVD and Blu-ray in a brand new restoration by the BFI National Archive (February)

Watch the trailer for The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands (1927)

Roberto Rossellini: The War Trilogy – 4K restorations of Rome Open City (1945), Paisa (1946) and Germany Year Zero (1948), plus Rossellini’s 1948 rarity L’amore, all on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK. The trilogy will also be available in stand-alone DVD editions (March)

Other releases include:

Back to 1942 (2012) – Feng Xiaogang’s epic blockbuster, starring Adrien Brody, Tim Robbins and Fan Xuand, set during the second Sino-Chinese war, will be released in separate DVD and Blu-ray editions (February)

Love Is All (2014) – Coming to DVD, Kim Longinotto’s celebration of 100 years of love and courtship on the silver screen mixes archive footage with music by Richard Hawley (February)

Watch the trailer for Love Is All (2014)

Black Skin White Mask (1995) – Isaac Julien’s film, released on DVD, stars Colin Salmon (Arrow, Prime Suspect, Tomorrow Never Dies) as the anti-colonialist writer Frantz Fanon (January)

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