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A film by Isaac Julien
Valentine Nonyela, Mo Sesay, Dorian Healy, Sophie Okonedo

‘It still feels fresh, buoyant, likable and emotionally open… this film has a life-giving pulse of energy’
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

BFI Blu-ray release on 7 August 2023 / Review discs available now

Isaac Julien’s groundbreaking inner-city murder mystery explores London subcultures of the late 1970s. On 7 August it comes to Blu-ray for the first time, newly remastered in 2K by the BFI, following selected theatrical screenings earlier this year and coinciding with the closing weeks of Isaac Julien’s exhibition, ‘What Freedom is to Me’ at Tate Britain.

Pirate radio hosts Caz and Chris decide to investigate the death of their friend, who was killed while cruising in a local park. In doing so, they must navigate suspicion from the police and bigotry in their own community. With characters and soundtracks oscillating between ’70s soul pirate radio, dancehall culture, National Front skirmishes and the Queen’s Silver Jubilee, Julien’s debut feature exploring contemporary British identity has lost none of its power or resonance.

Special features
• Newly remastered in 2K by the BFI National Archive and approved by director Isaac Julien
• Newly recorded feature commentary by director Isaac Julien and director of photography Nina Kellgren, moderated by the BFI’s William Fowler
• Press materials and original script
• Image gallery
• Newly created audio description track
• Theatrical trailer
• ***First pressing only*** illustrated booklet a new essay by Alex Ramon, archival pieces by Stephen Bourne, Isaac Julien and Colin McCabe, a director biography and film credits

Product details
RRP: £19.99 / Cat. no. BFIB1491 / 15
UK, France, Germany, Spain / 1991 / colour / 105 minutes / English language with optional descriptive subtitles and audio description / original aspect ratio 1.85:1 | BD50: 1080p, 24fps, LPCM 2.0 stereo audio (48kHz/24-bit)