Herostratus (Blu-ray+DVD) BFI

$34.95

When a young poet Michael Gothard (The Devils, The Valley) hires a marketing company to turn his suicide-by-jumping into a mass-media spectacle, he finds that his subversive intentions are quickly diluted into a reactionary gesture.

Unseen since 1967, this audacious and prescient work left a profound mark on the landscape of late-1960s British cinema, with echoes of its visual style evident in the work of such directors as Stanley Kubrick, Nicolas Roeg and Michael Winner.

1 in stock

Special Features

Newly transferred to High Definition from the original negative.
Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition.
Rare audio interview with Don Levy (1973, 38 mins)
Ten Thousand Talents (1960, 25 mins): Levy's student film, set in Cambridge, featuring the voice of Peter Cook
Time Is (1964, 29 mins): Levy's remarkable experimental documentary
Five Films (1967, 9 mins): Levy's hypnotic experiments in film editing techniques
Extensive illustrated booklet with newly commissioned contributors and original documentation

Format

Bluray, DVD

Label

BFI