If you love your cult and classic British movies of the 1960s, then you really need to get hold of Woodfall: The British New Wave Cinema Box Set from the BFI.
Just announced by the British Film Institute on both Blu-ray and DVD, it is a box set of some of the most iconic British movies from Woodfall Films.
That’s the company that brought us ground-breaking films from people like Tony Richardson, Karel Reisz and Richard Lester, launching the careers of Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay and Rita Tushingham (to name just three) in the process. The box set is to tie in with the 60th anniversary of the company’s launch. it also ties in with a season of the films at the BFI Southbank in April.
If you can’t get along to those, you can grab the box instead. That features right discs, with many of the featured movies newly restored, with some on Blu-ray for the very first time:
In the box you will find:
Look Back in Anger (Tony Richardson, 1959)
The Entertainer (Tony Richardson, 1960)
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (Karel Reisz, 1960)
A Taste of Honey (Tony Richardson, 1961)
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (Tony Richardson, 1962)
Tom Jones (Tony Richardson, 1963) (New 4K digital restorations of the original theatrical version of the film and the 1989 Director’s Cut)
The Knack… and How to Get It (Richard Lester, 1965)
Extras are still to be confirmed, but regardless of those, this set still looks essential for lovers of 1960s cinema. 28th May 2018 is the release date and if you want to pre-order, the eight-disc Blu-ray set sells for £79.99 and the eight-disc DVD set is yours for £69.99.