Now this looks like something special. Although details are still coming together for the Woodfall box set.
Saying that, the broad outline is there, so we know what the main features of the box set actually are. Woodfall: A Revolution in British Cinema is described as a major new box set on either DVD or Blu-ray featuring some of the most iconic films of the 1960s British new wave.
Founded in 1958, Woodfall Films blazed a trail through British cinema with ground-breaking films from the likes of Tony Richardson, Karel Reisz and Richard Lester, and launched the careers of Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay and Rita Tushingham to name just three. The BFI will be celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Woodfall Films with a month-long season at BFI Southbank in April. If you miss that, you can pick up the box, which features eight discs, with many of the films newly restored and on Blu-ray for the first time:
The films are:
Look Back in Anger (Tony Richardson, 1959)
The Entertainer (Tony Richardson, 1960)
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (Karel Reisz, 1960)
A Taste of Honey (Tony Richardson, 1961)
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (Tony Richardson, 1962)
Tom Jones (Tony Richardson, 1963) (New 4K digital restorations of the original theatrical version of the film and the 1989 Director’s Cut)
The Knack… and How to Get It (Richard Lester, 1965)
The details missing are the extras on the discs, details of which should be available further down the line and ahead of the 28th May 2018 release date. If you want to order, you can do that now, with the eight-disc Blu-ray set at £79.99 and the eight-disc DVD set selling for £69.99.
Update, There is now a trailer from the BFI. Check it out here: