BFI DVD/Blu-ray releases announced for January and February 2014

Forthcoming releases including the BFI National Archive’s stunning restoration of The Epic of Everest and an acclaimed new documentary from director John Akomfrah.


The Epic of Everest (1924)

The Epic of Everest (1924)

The BFI National Archive’s stunning restoration of The Epic of Everest will be released on Dual Format Edition (DVD and Blu-ray) on 20 January 2014. Captain John Noel’s extraordinary official record of the tragic 1924 Everest expedition features a new score by composer Simon Fisher Turner, and also includes a recreation of the orchestral soundtrack which accompanied the film upon its original screenings.

Other releases in January and February 2014 are:


  • The Stuart Hall Project (DVD / January) – provocative and inspiring documentary from director John Akomfrah about one of Britain’s most influential cultural theorists and political thinkers of the post-war period. Watch the trailer here.
  • Classe tous risques (Dual Format Edition / February) – the first ever UK home entertainment release for Claude Sautet’s stylish 1960 crime thriller – recently called ‘the greatest ever French gangster movie’ by John Patterson in the Guardian Guide. Watch the trailer here.
  • The British Transport Films Collection Volume 12: The Driving Force (2-DVD set  / February) – the next collection of films in our best-selling BTF series focuses on the improvements, developments and new services offered by British Transport in the post-war period.

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