4K UHD & Blu-ray releases July – September 2023


The BFI announces its latest round of diverse and distinct physical home entertainment presentations, for release during July, August and September 2023. Continuing with UHD releases, the next title will be Bill Forsyth’s evergreen comedy GREGORY’S GIRL in a new 4K restoration. Ken Russell’s later-career feature, the brilliantly extravagant GOTHIC, comes to Blu-ray for the first time in the UK and the 60s crime drama TARGETS that launched the career of Peter Bogdanovich comes to Blu-ray.

The full slate is as follows:


Andrew Kötting’s riveting and eccentric road movie GALLIVANT (1996) follows his 85-year-old grandmother Gladys and his eight-year-old daughter Eden on a zig-zagging 6,000 mile trip around Britain’s coastline. Newly remastered in 2K by the BFI, the Blu-ray includes a selection of short films chosen by the director.

Out the same day on Blu-ray is Nina Menkes’ documentary BRAINWASHED: SEX-CAMERA-POWER following its theatrical release on 12 May. Using more than 175 film clips from canonical Hollywood favourites and cult classics as well as interviews with filmmakers and scholars, BRAINWASHED reveals the framework of misogyny and paternalism that, from early cinema to the present day, infiltrates some of our favourite movies.


Two London-set films come to Blu-ray on 7 August. A landmark for Black – and Queer – British film, Isaac Julien’s iconic, beautifully crafted 1991 period piece YOUNG SOUL REBELS has been newly remastered by the BFI. Its release comes during the director’s major exhibition at Tate Britain.

Released on the same day is Dionne Edwards’ PRETTY RED DRESS (2022). This new, south London- set drama was one of the audience hits of the 2022 BFI London Film Festival and is first released in cinemas across the UK on 16 June. It features breakthrough performances from Natey Jones and Temilola Olatunbosun, and the chart-topping singer Alexandra Burke is vibrant in her first film role.

21 August: GREGORY’S GIRL on UHD & Blu-ray and BRANNIGAN on Blu-ray

Out on 21 August is the BFI’s new 4K restoration of Bill Forsyth’s GREGORY’S GIRL (1980). This coming-of-age masterpiece is widely considered one of the greatest Scottish movies ever made. Starring John Gordon Sinclair, Dee Hepburn and Clare Grogan, GREGORY’S GIRL has been charming audiences around the world for over 40 years. Our stunning new restoration uses the original camera negative and the film will be available in separate 4K UHD and Blu-ray editions.

Released the same day is BRANNIGAN, which finds John Wayne in London and teaming up with none other than Richard Attenborough! Featuring great panoramic views of the city shot by cinematographer Gerry Fisher (The Go-Between, Highlander) and with a supporting cast that includes Judy Geeson and Mel Ferrer, this cult classic makes its long-awaited UK debut on Blu-ray.

11 September: PARTIE DE CAMPAGNE and GOTHIC on Blu-ray

Out on 11 September is Jean Renoir’s PARTIE DE CAMPAGNE (aka A Day in the Country). Filmed in 1936 but not released until a decade later, this unfinished masterpiece remains one of the Renoir’s most personal and bestloved films. The Blu-ray includes Un tournage à la campagne, an 89-minute 1994 compilation of outtakes from the film, and as with our 2023 release of LA RÈGLE DE JEU has new artwork by Jennifer Dionisi.

The BFI has released much of flamboyant director Ken Russell’s TV and film work on DVD AND Blu-ray and we are excited to add 1986’s GOTHIC to the catalogue. Starring Gabriel Byrne, Julian Sands, Natasha Richardson and Timothy Spall, GOTHIC tells the story of the notorious night in Switzerland when Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein.

25 September: TARGETS on Blu-ray

After unavoidable delays to previously planned release dates, this autumn we will be bringing Peter Bogdanovich’s TARGETS (1968) to Blu-ray. This cult, low budget gem, starring Boris Karloff, is acknowledged as one of the best debut features of the 1960s. The BFI presentation is packed with new and archival extras.

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