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Short Sharp Shocks (Blu-ray) BFI


The latest in the critically acclaimed BFI Flipside series – continuing its ongoing mission to curate an alternative Brit-screen history of overlooked rarities in deluxe home –entertainment editions – is a compelling compendium of strange, striking, thrilling, horrific, eerie and eccentric short subjects from the heyday of the British cinematic supporting programme. This carefully-curated collection – the first of its kind anywhere – includes a plethora of sought-after titles, some newly remastered in HD for the very first time – and showcases an eclectic range of delights spanning the second half of the 20th century from the 1940s right through to the 1980s.

A lavish double-disc limited edition set, it comes complete with an illustrated booklet with full credits and new contextual writing on the films by devotees of the field. Expect strange, spooky stories, odd twists in the tale, imaginative low-budget weirdness and oodles of atmosphere in these juicy bite-size morsels of cult film delight from decades gone by.

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Special Features

Lock Your Door (Anthony Gilkison, 1949)
The Reformation of St Jules (Anthony Gilkison, 1949)
The Tell-Tale Heart (J B Williams, 1953)
Death Was a Passenger (Theodore Zichy, 1958)
Portrait of a Matador (Theodore Zichy, 1958)
Twenty Nine (Brian Cummins, 1969)
The Sex Victims (Derek Robbins, 1973)
The Lake (Lindsey C Vickers, 1978)
The Errand (Nigel Finch, 1980)