Blu-ray and DVD releases announced for summer 2018

It Happened Here, Paul Schrader’s The Comfort of Strangers, The Man from Mo’Wax and La Belle et la Bête feature among the Blu-ray premieres coming this summer.

It Happened Here (1964)

The Blu-ray premiere of Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo’s It Happened Here is among the highlights of the BFI’s new Blu-ray/DVD titles scheduled for release between July and September 2018.

First released in 1964, It Happened Here depicts an alternative history where the UK has been invaded and occupied by the Nazis. Brownlow and Mollo started work on the film as teenagers, and the production took some eight years to finish.

It Happened Here dual format edition packshot

The film is presented as a new 2K remaster by the BFI National Archive, from the original camera negative, which was supervised by Kevin Brownlow. The newly remastered version will be premiered at a special launch event at BFI Southbank on 23 July 2018.

Other upcoming releases include:


The Comfort of Strangers dual format edition packshot

The UK Blu-ray premiere of Harold Pinter scripted and Paul Schrader directed The Comfort of Strangers (July). 

Jean Cocteau’s legendary La Belle et la Bête on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK ( July –  previously scheduled for March 2018). 

Arcadia DVD packshot

A DVD release of Paul Wright’s exhilarating archive-based folk-horror Arcadia (August). 

Separate Tables dual format edition packshot

Delbert Mann’s Academy award-winning drama Separate Tables, scripted by Terence Rattigan and featuring a stellar cast of Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr, Rita Hayworth, David Niven and Wendy Hiller (August). 

Tom Jones Blu-ray packshot

A stand-alone two-disc Blu-ray release of Tony Richardson’s Tom Jones – featuring 4K restorations of both the original and Richardson’s preferred 1989 director’s cut (August). 

The Man from Mo'Wax dual format edition packshot (Limited Edition version)

The Man from Mo’Wax – a new documentary from director Matthew Jones about Mo’Wax label boss and UNKLE leader James Lavelle (September). 

Eye of the Needle dual format edition packshot

Eye of the Needle starring Donald Sutherland. This Second World War spy thriller was directed by Richard Marquand (best known for Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi) (September). 


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