BFI Flipside to release Maurice Hatton’s ‘Long Shot’ in a Dual Format Edition on 26 June, 2017

BFI Flipside presents


A Film by Maurice Hatton

Release Date: 26 June 2017

The BFI has today confirmed that Maurice Hatton‘s very rarely seen, low-budget Scottish classic, Long Shot, will be released on Blu-ray and DVD for the very first time in a Dual Format Edition on 26 June, 2017, as part of the BFI Flipside label.

Shot for next to nothing on short-end scraps of black and white stock, and played out against the backdrop of the 1977 Edinburgh Film Festival, this deadpan verité-style comedy drama follows director Charlie (Charles Gormley) and scriptwriter Neville (Neville Smith) on the hunt for cash, cast and ‘name director’ Sam Fuller to shoot their Aberdeen-set oil-boom adventure ‘Gulf and Western’.

 Along the way they encounter a plethora of filmmaking luminaries including Wim Wenders, Stephen Frears, John Boorman, Bill Forsyth and Alan Bennett.

Special Features

  • Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition
  • Scene Nun, Take One (Maurice Hatton, 1964, 26 mins): London-set comedy short starring Susannah York
  • Hooray for Holyrood (Ross Wilson, 1986, 38 mins): Scottish Television film celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Edinburgh Film Festival, presented by Robbie Coltrane
  • Sean Connery’s Edinburgh (1982, 28 mins): Promotional film starring the iconic actor
  • Booklet with new writing from Bill Forsyth, Dylan Cave (BFI), Vic Pratt (BFI) and full film credits

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