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Remembrance (UK Import)

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Genres: Drama
Starring: Gary Oldman, John Altman, Martin Barrass, Pete Lee-Wilson, and Ewan Stewart
Director: Colin Gregg
Plot Sypnosis:

 In REMEMBRANCE, one of the first films produced by Channel 4, ensemble cast members Gary Oldman, Timothy Spall and John Altman, are seen in some of their very earliest screen roles. The film's release in 1982 was given added poignancy and relevance by the outbreak of the Falklands War a few months earlier. Rarely screened since, this new 2024 restoration by the BFI marks the first time this important British film has been made available. Released on Blu-ray on the BFI Flipside label on 15 July, the special features include newly recorded interviews with director Colin Gregg, screenwriter Hugh Stoddart and actor John Altman.

The storyline follows a group of young Royal Navy sailors who experience their last 24 hours ashore before leaving on a six-month naval exercise. Set around the pubs and clubs of the notorious Union Street in 1980s Plymouth, Colin Gregg's direction and Hugh Stoddart's script skillfully cuts between the interweaving stories of several characters as they prepare for the coming months at sea.

Special Features and Techncial Specs:

  • NEWLY REMASTERED from original camera materials by the BFI
  • Gary Oldman on Remembrance (2018, 3 mins): an introduction recorded for a screening on Film 4
  • Vivid Memories (2024, 21 mins): newly recorded interview with director Colin Gregg
  • Working Away (2024, 21 mins): newly recorded interview with screenwriter Hugh Stoddart
  • Acting The Part (2024, 13 mins): newly recorded interview with actor John Altman
  • David Rose in Conversation (2010, 11 mins): extracts from a career interview with the former senior commissioning editor for Channel 4 Television, conducted by Sir Jeremy Isaacs
  • Raleigh: The First Few Weeks (1986, 19 mins): following the daily lives of new naval ratings, from their arrival at training establishment HMS Raleigh, beginning the first phase of their training and onwards to the day of their passing out parade
  • Royal Navy Amazon (1980, 1 min): a made for TV advert used to bolster the recruitment of ordinary naval ratings
  • Galleries – a collection of materials including an early handwritten draft of the screenplay
  • First pressing only: Illustrated booklet with a new essay by screenwriter Hugh Stoddart, new writing on the film by Johnny Mains, an essay by the BFI's Dr Josephine Botting and full film credits
  • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature
Release Details

Movie Release Year: 1982
Tech Specs & Release Details

Specs: Blu-ray
Video Resolution/Codec: 1080p/MPEG-4 AVC