BFI to release Derek Jarman’s ‘Jubilee’ in a 40th Anniversary Dual Format Edition on 18 June 2018

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Following its inclusion in the BFI box set, Jarman Volume One: 1972-1986, BFI is set to release Derek Jarman‘s shocking cult classic, Jubileein a standalone 40th Anniversary Dual Format Edition release on 18 June 2018.

The film stars Jenny Runacre, Ian Charleson, Jordan, Nell Campbell, and Linda Spurrier, alongside a host of punk rockers including Toyah Willcox and Adam Ant.

The  40th Anniversary Blu-ray presentation is a 2K remaster taken from the original camera negatives.



In Jubilee Queen Elizabeth I (Jenny Runacre) and her occult aide Dr John Dee (Richard O’Brien) travel into the future, encountering the megalomania of big business as well as gangs of violent, marauding killers.

The mythological past and bleak future converge on the sparse grey streets of London in Jarman’s cult classic of the punk era, accompanied by electrifying punk rock numbers delivered by Jayne County and Adam Ant.


 Special Features

·         Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition

·         A Message from the Temple (1981, 5 mins)

·         Toyah Willcox: Being Mad (2014, 8 mins); the singer and actress looks back on her role in Jubilee

·         Jordan remembers Jubilee (2018, 33 mins): punk icon Jordan looks back on her friendship with Derek Jarman and the making of Jubilee

·         Lee Drysdale remembers Jubilee (2018, 17 mins): Derek Jarman’s friend, and later collaborator, Lee Drysdale recalls his unconventional involvement in the making of Jubilee

·         Jubilee image gallery

·         Illustrated booklet featuring a contemporary review, writing by the BFI’s William Fowler and full film credits

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