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The Party's Over – full DVD details

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We have mentioned this release before, but now we have full details of The Party's Over release on dual format disc (DVD and Blu-ray) via the BFI and Flipside. 17th May is the date for your diary.

Written by Marc Behm (Charade, Help!) and scored by John Barry, this controversial film originally fell foul of the British censors, forcing director Guy Hamilton to remove his name from the credits, but is now finally made available in a never-before-seen uncensored pre-release version.

In terms of story, young Melina (Louise Sorel) has fallen in with a group of Chelsea beatniks, catching the attention of the gang’s defiant leader Moise (Oliver Reed), but inviting scorn and jealousy from the group’s other members, including Moise’s lover Libby (Ann Lynn). But wild and drunken partying has terrible consequences, and when Melina’s fiancé Carson (Clifford David) begins investigating, the shocking truth is revealed.

Lots of special features as you'll expect from a Flipside release, varying depending on whether you play the disc in a DVD or Blu-ray player. They include an alternative theatrical release cut (Blu-ray only, 92 mins), alternative theatrical release sequences (DVD only, 18 mins), The Party from 1962 (a time-capsule short about an art school get-together, with drinking, dancing and romance), Emma from 1964 (an expressive meditation on the loss of innocence and the certainty of death, from the producer of The Party’s Over) plus an illustrated booklet featuring contributions by Guy Hamilton, Andrew Roberts, William Fowler and Vic Pratt.

Amazon is doing pre-orders now, discounting to £13.99.

Find out more at the Amazon website

Via Cinedelica

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