BFI Flipside to release Woodfall Films’ rediscovered ‘Red White and Zero’

BFI Flipside has announced that Woodfall Films’ newly rediscovered, three-part portmanteau feature, Red White and Zerodirected by Peter Brook, Lindsay Anderson and Tony Richardson, will be released in a new Dual Format Edition for the first time ever in the UK on 10 December 2018.

Alongside the announcement, the BFI has also released what appears to be an original, previously unseen trailer for Red White and Zero.

Comic legend Zero Mostel mixes slapstick and surrealism as a tardy opera star traversing London in The Ride of the Valkyrie, while The White Bus, scripted by Shelagh Delaney, blends realism, poetry and New Wave detachment as a young woman travels home to the north of England.

Tony Richardson directs Vanessa Redgrave in the final part of the film, Red and Blue, a musical, melancholy romantic reverie.

Special Features:

  • Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition
  • -About ‘The White Bus’ (1968, 59 mins): documentary on the making of Lindsay Anderson’s segment
  • Lindsay Anderson Introduction/Stills Gallery (1968, 5 mins): an audio recording of Anderson addressing the NFT in 1968, played over stills
  • Behind the Scenes of Red and Blue (1966, 7 mins): Kevin Brownlow’s 16mm footage of cast and crew
  • Kevin Brownlow on Red, White and Zero (2018, 15 mins): the Red and Blue and The White Bus editor on making the films
  • Billy Williams on Red and Blue (2018, 14 mins): the cinematographer recalls working with Tony Richardson on the third segment
  • No Arks (1969, 7 mins): political cartoonist Abu’s satirical reworking of the Noah story, narrated by Vanessa Redgrave
  • Audio commentary by Adrian Martin
  • Illustrated booklet with new writing by Sarah Wood, Paul Fairclough, So Mayer, Philip Kemp and Katy McGahan, plus full film credits

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