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Cult Cinema

Revisiting the many British films that have fallen through the cracks, this Flipside collection favours the overlooked, the sidelined and the undervalued. Groupies, gangsters, the weird and the wayward are given a second chance to shine.

The collection offers rare films from directors who merit attention, plus little seen performances from accomplished British actors as Helen Mirren and John Hurt. Gangsters and criminals stalk the screen in the Men of Violence collection; the youth goes wild in Rebel Rousers; the permissive society comes home to roost in The Pleasure Girls; and things turn strange in Weird Worlds. A wide range of Flipside titles that make up the Cult Cinema collection are also available on DVD and Blu-ray.

"BFI’s Flipside provides a window onto a time in British cinema when real film artists stalked our land."

Ben Wheatley (Director)

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Cult Cinema

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Little Malcolm 1974 15

Delusional revolutionary Malcolm Scrawdyke (John Hurt) leads his Party of Dynamic Erection in a battle against an unseen nemesis in this dark comedy.

110 mins United Kingdom Director. Stuart Cooper

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Herostratus
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Herostratus 1967 15

A young poet (Michael Gothard) hires a marketing company to turn his suicide into a mass-media spectacle

142 mins United Kingdom Director. Don Levy

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Deep End
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Deep End 1970 15

A darkly comic and compelling coming of age story set during a time of social change.

88 mins Federal Republic of Germany Director. Jerzy Skolimowski

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Duffer
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Duffer 1971 15

A bizarre study of obsession focusing on a teenage boy who is torn between the charms of a fleshly female prostitute and the sadism of an older man.

75 mins United Kingdom Director. Joseph Despins, William Dumaresq

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That Sinking Feeling
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That Sinking Feeling 1979 15

Before Gregory's Girl, Bill Forsyth mate this equally hilarious caper about a group of unemployed teenagers who hatch a plan to steal a job lot of stainless steel sinks.

90 mins Director. Bill Forsyth

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Bronco Bullfrog
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Bronco Bullfrog 1969 15

A fascinating record of 1960s suedehead youth culture which is largely improvised by a non-professional cast of teenagers from east London

86 mins United Kingdom Director. Barney Platts-Mills

CULT CINEMA COLLECTIONS

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Voice Over
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Voice Over

United Kingdom Director. Chris Monger

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Black Panther
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Black Panther

United Kingdom Director. Ian Merrick

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Strip
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Strip

United Kingdom Director. Don Defina, Peter Davis, Staffan Lamm

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Lunch Hour
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Lunch Hour

United Kingdom Director. James Hill

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Permissive
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Permissive

United Kingdom Director. Lindsay Shonteff

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Primitive London
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Primitive London

United Kingdom Director. Arnold Louis Miller

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Bronco Bullfrog
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Bronco Bullfrog

United Kingdom Director. Barney Platts-Mills

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Party's Over
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Party's Over

United Kingdom Director. Guy Hamilton

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Herostratus
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Herostratus

United Kingdom Director. Don Levy

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Fragment
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Fragment

United Kingdom Director. Norman J. Warren

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