It's noticeable that the most explicit, hardcore sex we see is between men (projected on a screen), while the lesbian sex is more toned down. That in itself manages to be both a seeming screw you to women and a screw you to
heterosexual men, while placed within a movie that otherwise seems so unlikely to appeal to the typical gay male viewer.
THE MISANDRISTS refers to a secret cell of feminist terrorists that is planning to liberate women, overthrow the patriarchy, and usher in a new female world order. The group is led by Big Mother (Susanne Sachsse), who
operates a school for wayward girls in the countryside as a front for a radical terroristic cell. When a young man, a radical leftist, who is running from the police, happens upon this remote female stronghold, one of the girls takes pity on him
and hides him in the basement. His presence eventually disrupts the household and reveals a number of unexpected secrets, as the film moves towards its climax: the revelation of a new style of lesbian porn that is to be used as both propaganda
tool and calling card for their new brand of female revolution.
Derek Jarman Volume One: 1972 -1986 is a 2018 set by Derek Jarman, consisting of:
In the Shadow of the Sun (1972-1974)
The Tempest (1979)
The Angelic Conversation (1985)
UK: Passed an aggregate 18 uncut for:
2018 Bfi Derek Jarman Volume One RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
released on 26th March 2018
Sebastiane is a 1976 UK romance by Paul Humfress and Derek Jarman.
Starring Leonardo Treviglio, Barney James and Neil Kennedy.
Thanks to Peter:
Sebastiane in the upcoming Derek Jarman Blu-ray box set from the BFI contains the infamous erection footage (BBFC advice states There is a prolonged sex scene, which includes sight of an erect penis. There is also a scene showing a pagan ritual
dance, in which men wearing giant fake phalluses appear to ejaculate white fluid over a male dancer's face and body.)
The erection was never officially censored by the BBFC for the film's original theatrical release. As Jarman later said: We hid it!......We shot the film in Academy [the 4x3 screen ratio of older films], but showed it to the censors with a
widescreen mask on the projector. Sebastiane's hard-on was hidden below the frame-line, and they passed the film uncut. When we projected it in 4x3, the hard-on was still there!
The shots were, however, matted out from subsequent video releases and TV showings.
Jubilee is a 1978 UK drama by Derek Jarman.
With Jenny Runacre, Nell Campbell and Toyah Willcox.
Cut by the BBFC for 1978 cinema release. Uncut on home video, 18 rated until 2001, and then 15 rated from 2014.
By 2017, the script had to be censored for political correctness for a stage version. In the film, a character named Amyl Nitrate used her opening speech to say Hindley instantly became my hero when she was 15. She also said Hindley was a true
artist because she knew how to make her desires a reality, and dismissed those who said her crimes were unimaginable because that showed the poverty of your imagination.
Director Chris Goode, who has adapted the script for its stage premiere, said the lines were in the original film to show how punks deliberately wanted to shock society and smash taboos. He initially resisted requests to take out the reference to
Hindley but was 'convinced' to do so by a member of the senior artistic leadership of the Royal Exchange.
Derek Jarman Volume One: 1972-1986
5-disc Limited Edition Blu-ray box set
Jarman's multi-faceted work is inspirational in its fearlessness, yet remains touchingly personal. The dynamism of these features evokes comparison with the bold romanticism of directors like Ken Russell (an early champion) and Michael Powell, as
well as artists Paul Nash and John Piper. But Jarman was also a subversive force in film. Beginning with his psychedelic debut feature, In the Shadow of the Sun (1972-1974), then came the provocative Jubilee (1978), the evocative
Shakespeare adaptation The Tempest (1979) and The Angelic Conversation (1985), in which he invoked Elizabethan occultist Dr John Dee and explored alchemical imagery, a subject in which he was well versed. In Sebastiane (1976)
and Caravaggio (1986) he revived key gay and homo-erotic figures from the past with edgy and unmistakable style.
Derek Jarman's first six feature films have all been newly scanned at 2K from original film elements and are presented in this lavish box set alongside an exciting array of new and archival extras drawn from Jarman's archive of workbooks and
papers held in BFI Special Collections. Newly interviewed exclusively for this box set are some of the people who worked on these films; punk legend Jordan, producer and filmmaker Don Boyd, production designer Christopher Hobbs and artist
filmmaker John Scarlett-Davis.
All films presented in High Definition for the first time in the UK
Sebastiane : A Work in Progress (c.1975): newly remastered from 16mm film elements held by the BFI National Archive, this sadly incomplete early black and white work-print of Sebastiane differs significantly from the finished
film. This previously unseen alternate edit assembled in a different order, featuring a different soundtrack was never subtitled or released
The Making of Sebastiane (Derek Jarman & Hugh Smith, 1975): previously unseen Super 8 footage shot on location in Sardiniai
Jazz Calendar (1968): a rarely screened documentary record of the 1968 ballet by Frederick Ashton, performed by The Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House, for which Jarman designed sets and costumes
Message from the Temple (1981)
TG: Psychic Rally in Heaven (1981)
Pirate Tape (WS Burroughs Film) (1982)
Toyah Willcox: Being Mad (2014); the singer and actress looks back on her role in Jubilee
Jordan remembers Jubilee (2018): punk icon Jordan looks back on her friendship with Derek Jarman and the making of Jubilee
Stormy Weather: the Magic Behind The Tempest (2016): Toyah Willcox and Stuart Hopps share their memories of working on Derek Jarman's 1979 production of The Tempest
Don Boyd remembers The Tempest (2018): Producer and filmmaker Don Boyd remembers the production, release and critical reception of The Tempest
A Meeting of Minds: Christopher Hobbs on collaborating with Derek Jarman (2018): production designer Christopher Hobbs looks back on his long and fruitfully creative friendship with Derek Jarman
Fully illustrated 80-page book with new writing on the film, contemporary reviews and full film credits
...plus lots more
UK | 1972-1986 | colour | 515 mins (+ extras) | English language with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles ( Sebastiane is presented in Latin with optional English subtitles) | original aspect ratios | 5 x BD50: 1080p, 24fps | In the
Shadow of the Sun / Sebastiane / Jubilee / The Tempest / Caravaggio: : PCM 2.0 mono audio (48kHz/24-bit) | The Angelic Conversation : PCM 2.0 stereo audio (48kHz/24-bit) | Cert 18
La Noche is a 2016 Argentina drama by Eduardo Castro.
Starring Edgardo Castro, Federico Figari and Paula Ituriza.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong real sex, drug misuse for:
2016 Bounty Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon
released on 7th November 2016
There are no censorship issues with this film
The director travels the night in order to lead an endless marathon of sexual encounters, drug-taking, alcohol and casual friendships and finally finding the difference in the incessant flow of a routine that works as rebuttal and
conjuring of ordinary life. Castro's images give out an aura of unsuspected truth and beauty and assault the viewer with a strength that most films put aside, perhaps out of modesty, or maybe for lack of courage. The camera glued to the body,
out-of-focus shots and ambient sound shape an impious journey whose destination could be the brief encounter with one's own ghosts, without no epiphanies or moral commentary.