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Old 07-01-2009, 10:28 PM
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Bfi (British Film Institute) has been releasing blu-rays for some time now, and has built up an impressive--though still small--library of British and other foreign language cinema classics.
imo these releases complement the Criterion Collection magnificently, and certainly deserve their own thread.
This thread will, of course, be a work in progress, and I will try to keep it updated fairly regularly.
It may take a bit of time to get all the titles that are already out or coming soon all accounted for, so please be patient.
Bfi seems to have really ramped up the number and frequency of their blu-ray output recently, so I feel like now is a good time to get this thread underway.
now for the bad news.
SOME Bfi titles are unfortunately region B LOCKED,
but many others are REGION FREE.
This thread will make clear which are locked to region B, and which titles are region free.

Though the fact that some of these titles are locked is extremely unfortunate for region A members, I feel that there are enough region B members on HDD to easily warrant this thread.
Also, there are region A people who are throwing off the chains of region coding through various methods every single day on here.
Don't let studio greed keep you from enjoying these amazing world cinema classics!
(Please leave the discussion of region free options to the bd hardware section however)
Bfi, like Criterion, takes great pride in their releases, and every release that has come out so far has garnered wonderful reviews from what I have seen.
I only have 3 of these titles so far, but look forward to hearing from other members who own some of the others.
This thread is for these amazing films.
Enjoy!

http://filmstore.bfi.org.uk/acatalog...Blu_ray_1.html

http://filmstore.bfi.org.uk/acatalog...__Video_2.html

http://filmstore.bfi.org.uk/acatalog...lm___TV_3.html

http://filmstore.bfi.org.uk/acatalog...e_Italy_4.html


Amazon.UK comprehensive listing
http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/qid=124690...sort=salesrank


REGION CODING INFO for all released and upcoming titles:
http://www.criterionforum.org/forum/...hp?f=29&t=9483


LARGE IMAGE COVER ART
Link 1: Salo
http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content/id...september.html
Link 1.5: Red Desert
http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content/id...n-october.html
Link 1.6: The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content/id...-in-march.html
Link 1.6.1: Nighthawks
http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content/id...-in-march.html
Link 1.7:Magick Lantern Cycle
http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content/id...bd-in-may.html
Link 2: Separation; The Other Side of Underneath; Anti-Clock
http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content/id...d-in-july.html
Link 3: Penny Points to Paradise/Let's Go Crazy
http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content/id...in-august.html



EDIT: more info on the individual releases coming soon!

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Old 07-01-2009, 10:29 PM
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Bfi BLU-RAYS AVAILABLE NOW




Salo (1975)
(Pier Paola Pasolini)
Release Date:October 2, 2008
Region B Locked

http://filmstore.bfi.org.uk/acatalog/info_9764.html
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073650/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SalÚ_(film)
Blu-ray Reviews
http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content/id...-of-sodom.html

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Salo-120-Day...6537475&sr=1-2




Red Desert (1964)
(Michelangelo Antonioni)
Release Date: October 27, 2008
Region B Locked

http://filmstore.bfi.org.uk/acatalog/info_10477.html
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058003/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Desert_(film)
Blu-Ray Reviews
http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content/id...ed-desert.html

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Red-Desert-B...6538041&sr=8-2




The Loneliness of The Long Distance Runner (1962)
(Tony Richardson)
Release Date: March 23, 2009
Region B Locked

http://filmstore.bfi.org.uk/acatalog/info_11805.html
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056194/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lon...e_Runner_(film)
Blu-Ray Reviews
http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content/id...ce-runner.html

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Loneliness-L...6888075&sr=8-3

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)
(Karel Reisz)
Release Date: March 23, 2009
Region B Locked

http://filmstore.bfi.org.uk/acatalog/info_11807.html
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054269/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturda...Sunday_Morning
Blu-Ray Reviews

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Saturday-Nig...549248&sr=1-12

Nighthawks (1978)
(Ron Peck)
Release Date: March 29, 2009
Region Free
NOTE: Nighthawks 2--the other movie included on this release--
is not in hd.

http://filmstore.bfi.org.uk/acatalog/info_12080.html
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077993/
Blu-Ray Reviews

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nighthawks-S...865264&sr=1-22

The Decameron (1970)
(Pier Paolo Pasolini)
Release Date: April 27, 2009
Region B Locked

http://filmstore.bfi.org.uk/acatalog/info_12285.html
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065622/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Decameron_(1970_film)
Blu-Ray Reviews
http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content/id...decameron.html

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Decameron-Bl...7053474&sr=1-2

The Canterbury Tales (1972)
(Pier Paolo Pasolini)
Release Date: April 27, 2009
Region B Locked

http://filmstore.bfi.org.uk/acatalog/info_12287.html
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067647/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Canterbury_Tales_(film)
Blu-ray Reviews
http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content/id...ury-tales.html

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Canterbury-T...225320&sr=8-11

Arabian Nights (1974)
(Pier Paolo Pasolini)
Release Date: April 27, 2009
Region B Locked

http://filmstore.bfi.org.uk/acatalog/info_12282.html
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071502/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Il_fior...le_e_una_notte
Blu-Ray Reviews
http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content/id...an-nights.html

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Arabian-Nigh...7757613&sr=8-7

Magick Lantern Cycle (1967)
(Kenneth Anger)
Release Date: May 25, 2009
Region Free

http://filmstore.bfi.org.uk/acatalog/info_12870.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_Anger
http://www.subcin.com/anger.html
Blu-Ray Reviews
http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content/id...ern-cycle.html

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Magick-Lante...8216003&sr=1-1

London In The Raw (1964)
(Arnold L. Miller)
Release Date: May 25, 2009
Region Free

http://filmstore.bfi.org.uk/acatalog/info_12783.html
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0249751/
Blu-Ray Reviews
http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content/id...n-the-raw.html

http://www.amazon.co.uk/London-Raw-B...6555606&sr=8-2

Primitive London (1965)
(Arnold L. Miller)
Release Date: May 25, 2009
Region Free

http://filmstore.bfi.org.uk/acatalog/info_12868.html
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0168136/
Blu-Ray Reviews
http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content/id...ve-london.html

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Primitive-Lo...6557171&sr=8-2

The Bed Sitting Room (1969)
(Richard Lester)
Release Date: May 25, 2009
Region B Locked

http://filmstore.bfi.org.uk/acatalog/info_12699.html
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064074/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bed-Sitting_Room
Blu-Ray Reviews
http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content/id...ting-room.html

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...pf_rd_i=468294

Separation (1968)
(Jane Arden and Jack Bond)
Release Date: July 20, 2009
Region Free

http://filmstore.bfi.org.uk/acatalog/info_13354.html
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063581/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Separation_(1967_film)
Blu-Ray Reviews

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0027FFSR...9298&camp=2506

The Other Side of Underneath (1972)
(Jane Arden and Jack Bond)
Release Date: July 20, 2009
Region Free

http://filmstore.bfi.org.uk/acatalog/info_13343.html
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0201820/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Oth...the_Underneath
Blu-Ray Reviews

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Other-Side-U...7487521&sr=8-1

Anti-Clock (1980)
(Jane Arden and Jack Bond)
Release Date: July 20, 2009
Region Free

http://filmstore.bfi.org.uk/acatalog/info_13341.html
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0166996/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-Clock
Blu-Ray Reviews

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Anti-Clock-B...7583458&sr=1-1



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Comrades (1987)
(Bill Douglas)
Release Date: July 27, 2009
Region Free

http://filmstore.bfi.org.uk/acatalog/info_13498.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Douglas
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092772/
Blu-Ray Reviews

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0029XMXB...9298&camp=2506

Bill Douglas Trilogy
(Bill Douglas)
Release Date: July 27, 2009
Region Free

http://filmstore.bfi.org.uk/acatalog/info_13499.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Douglas
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068983/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070424/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077964/
Blu-Ray Reviews

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bill-Douglas...1679617&sr=1-1

Winstanley (1975)
(Kevin Brownlow)
Release Date: August 3, 2009
Region Free

http://filmstore.bfi.org.uk/acatalog/info_13525.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winstanley_(film)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073911/
Blu-Ray Reviews

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Winstanley-B...0466277&sr=1-3

Penny Points To Paradise/
Let's Go Crazy
(1951)
(Anthony Young)
Release Date: August 3, 2009
Region Free

http://filmstore.bfi.org.uk/acatalog/info_13503.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penny_Points_to_Paradise
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0043913/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let's_Go_Crazy_(film)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0043734/
Blu-Ray Reviews
http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content/id...-paradise.html

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Penny-Points...466368&sr=1-22

Herostratus (1967)
(Don Levy)
Release Date: August 24, 2009
Region Free

http://filmstore.bfi.org.uk/acatalog/info_13695.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herostratus_(film)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061761/
Blu-Ray Reviews

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...pf_rd_i=468294




still getting thread caught up.
adding more titles as I get a chance.
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for the future..........

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Man-Violence...1682961&sr=1-2

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Herostratus-...251682961&sr=1

http://www.amazon.co.uk/All-Right-No...1682961&sr=1-7

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gazwrx-Films...683049&sr=1-23

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I'm going to look into these titles. Anything that would compliment CC is valid, IMO.


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While it's true that most BFI titles are region locked, some are region free, such as Primitive London and London In The Raw.
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Quote:
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ALL Bfi titles are unfortunately region B LOCKED.
Most fortunately, this is incorrect

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oops.
thanks for that.
don't know why I forgot about those titles.
I'll get it right!
better news for region A people though.
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http://www.criterionforum.org/forum/...771e542fa7606a

This forum has news on Criterion releases as well as BFI releases.
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thanks for that info.
found a good link regarding region coding info, and posted it at top.

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