BLACK JOY - LE

BLACK JOY - LE

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(Anthony Simmons, 1977)
Release date: 24 June 2019
Limited Blu-ray Edition (World Blu-ray premiere)
 
Based on Jamal Ali’s acclaimed stage play Dark Days and Light Nights, Black Joy tells the story of a naïve Guyanese immigrant who learns the hard way about life on the streets of Brixton.
 
Presenting vivid characters, terrific action, and a superb soundtrack of soul, funk, dub and reggae, Anthony Simmons’ gritty film is an honest and insightful comic drama, exposing the lives of unemployed black Britons and immigrants in a ghettoised London.
 
Starring Norman Beaton (Desmond’s), Trevor Thomas (Inseminoid), Floella Benjamin (Play School), and a young Oscar James (EastEnders), Black Joy comes to Blu-ray for the very first time.
 
INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES:
  • High Definition remaster, newly re-graded and approved by cinematographer Phil Méheux
  • Original mono audio
  • The BEHP Interview with Anthony Simmons (1997): an archival audio recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring the prolific director in conversation with filmmaker Rodney Giesler
  • Interview with actor Trevor Thomas (2019)
  • Interview with actor Floella Benjamin (2019)
  • Interview with actor Oscar James (2019)
  • Interview with playwright and screenwriter Jamal Ali (2019)
  • Interview with producer Martin Campbell (2019)
  • Interview with cinematographer Phil Méheux (2019)
  • Featurette exploring the film’s London locations (2019)
  • Bow Bells (1954): Anthony Simmons’ nostalgic short film about London’s East End
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Josie Dolan, recollections by director Anthony Simmons and star Norman Beaton, Michael Brooke on Bow Bells, an overview of contemporary critical responses, archival articles, and film credits
  • World premiere on Blu-ray
  • Limited Edition of 3,000 copies
  • All extras subject to change
     
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    BBFC cert: 15
    REGION FREE
    EAN: 5037899071946