Enjoy a bumper crop of BFI Blu-ray and DVD releases this summer, including essential world cinema classics, great British landmarks and never-before-released gems.

Get Carter

Get Carter (1971) remains arguably the grittiest and greatest of all British crime films. Newly restored in 4K from the original camera negative – approved by director Mike Hodges – this seminal gangster classic is looking and sounding better than ever, and will be available on bumper 4K UHD and Blu-ray sets from this July.

BFI Get Carter Ultra HD edition

BFI Get Carter Blu-ray

Mary, Queen of Scots 

BFI Mary, Queen of Scots Blu-ray – the Glenda Jackson cover

Acting royalty Glenda Jackson and Vanessa Redgrave deliver powerhouse performances in this thrilling period drama, depicting the political machinations that defined the reigns of Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart. Available on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK from July, the Oscar-nominated Mary, Queen of Scots (1971) is presented with a special reversible sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork by illustrator David Downton.


BFI Mary, Queen of Scots Blu-ray – the Vanessa Redgrave cover

Robert Bresson x 3

Following BFI Southbank’s forthcoming season Of Sin and Salvation: The Cinema of Robert Bresson, three titles by the great auteur arrive on BFI Blu-ray this summer. Pickpocket, one of Bresson’s most admired, intriguing and influential films, will be released in July (after a return to cinemas in June), followed in August by his transcendental depiction of The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962) and celebrated swansong L’Argent (1983).

BFI Pickpocket Blu-ray

BFI The Trial of Joan of Arc Blu-ray

BFI L’Argent Blu-ray

 


Ingmar Bergman:  Volume 3

BFI Ingmar Bergman Volume 3 Blu-ray box set

August sees the release of Ingmar Bergman: Volume 3, the third of our four volume collection celebrating the director’s work. Featuring eight of the Bergman’s most celebrated films – including The Faith Trilogy (Through a Glass Darkly, The Silence, Winter Light) and Persona – this five disc, limited edition box set will be accompanied by newly recorded special features, a 100-page perfect-bound book, and new artwork by designer Andrew Bannister.


The Molly Dineen Collection: Volume 4

The Molly Dineen Collection: Volume 4 DVD

Also in August, Molly Dineen’s acclaimed 2018 documentary Being Blacker, about renowned Brixton-based music producer Blacker Dread, is presented alongside the first ever release of Dineen’s 1981 film Sound Business, on The Molly Dineen Collection: Volume 4.


All My Friends Hate Me 

BFI All My Friends Hate Me Blu-ray

A deliciously dark new British comedy about social paranoia, All My Friends Hate Me follows its UK-wide cinema run with a Blu-ray release on 29 August, when the film will also be made exclusively available to BFI Player subscribers.


Burning an Illusion 

BFI Burning an Illusion Blu-ray

Menelik Shabazz’s pioneering first feature Burning an Illusion, arrives on BFI Blu-ray in September. This landmark of black British cinema has been newly remastered by the BFI in 2K and is presented on Blu-ray for the first time ever, on a set that features the film’s original poster artwork designed by Anum Iyapo and Shakka Dedi.


Kuhle Wampe 

BFI Kuhle Wampe Blu-ray

And finally, at the end of September, we return to 1930s Germany with world cinema classic Kuhle Wampe. Conceived by playwright Bertolt Brecht at the political and artistic watershed of the waning Weimar Republic, the film will be available on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK.