To coincide with the BFI’s 60th Anniversary celebrations for the ground-breaking British film company, Woodfall Films, this spring, BFI will be releasing the 8-disc ‘Woodfall: A Revolution in British Cinema‘ box set on both Blu-ray and DVD on 28 May, 2018
Founded in 1958 by director Tony Richardson, writer John Osborne and producer Harry Saltzman, the company pioneered the British new wave, defining an incendiary brand of social realism and revolutionising British cinema during the 1960s with some of the most iconic and influential films of the era.
During its relatively short producing life, Woodfall received a total of 126 award nominations and 58 wins, including 12 BAFTAs, 4 at Cannes, 4 Golden Globes and 4 Oscars.
Featuring some of Woodfall’s most revered films, ‘Woodfall: A Revolution in British Cinema‘ will include newly restored versions of Look Back in Anger, The Entertainer, A Taste of Honey, Tom Jones, (both the original theatrical release and the 1989 Director’s Cut), Girl with Green Eyes and The Knack…and How to Get It., as well as the BFI’s existing releases of the acclaimed Saturday Night and Sunday Morning and The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner.
Both sets will feature a host of new and archival extras, as well as an illustrated booklet with new writing on the films.
As part of the month-long season at BFI Southbank (beginning on 2 April, 2018), BFI will be screening Look Back in Anger (Tony Richardson, 1959), Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (Karel Reisz, 1960), Tom Jones (Tony Richardson, 1963), The Entertainer (Tony Richardson, 1960), A Taste of Honey (Tony Richardson, 1961), The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (Tony Richardson, 1962), One Way Pendulum (Peter Yates, 1964), Girl with Green Eyes (Desmond Davis, 1964), The Knack … and How to Get It (Richard Lester, 1965), Mademoiselle (Tony Richardson, 1966), The Charge of the Light Brigade (Tony Richardson, 1968), Laughter in the Dark (Tony Richardson, 1969), Hamlet (Tony Richardson, 1969), Kes (Ken Loach, 1969) and The Hotel New Hampshire (Tony Richardson, 1984).