❉ Dual Format release of landmark 1992 British drama, to be celebrated with a 25th Anniversary Screening at BFI Southbank.
On 20 February the BFI will release The Crying Game (1992), starring Stephen Rea, Miranda Richardson, Forest Whitaker and Jaye Davidson, on DVD/Blu-ray in a Dual Format Edition. The release will be celebrated with a 25th Anniversary Screening at BFI Southbank on Wednesday 15 February followed by a Q&A with director Neil Jordan, producer Stephen Woolley, lead actor Stephen Rea and costume designer Sandy Powell, with other cast members to be confirmed.
Northern Ireland’s Troubles provide the backdrop for a study of sexual intrigue in this landmark 1992 British drama from director Neil Jordan (Michael Collins, Interview with the Vampire) and producer Stephen Woolley (Carol). The Crying Game will be released on DVD and Blu-ray in a Dual Format Edition by the BFI on 20 February 2017, preceded by a 25th Anniversary screening at BFI Southbank on Wednesday 15 February, followed by a Q&A with special guests from cast and crew.
When British soldier Jody (Forest Whitaker) is kidnapped by the IRA, he strikes up an unlikely friendship with his captor, Fergus (Stephen Rea). When the abduction goes awry, Fergus leaves for London where he becomes embroiled in a curious love triangle with Dil (Jaye Davidson), Jody’s beautiful girlfriend.
Full of suspense, mystery and intrigue, this Academy Award-winning thriller challenged mainstream stereotypes and remains a powerful and poignant exploration of gender and identity. The memorable soundtrack includes The Crying Game sung by Boy George and produced by Pet Shop Boys.
25th Anniversary Screening + Q&A, 15 February 20:10 NFT1, BFI Southbank
Following the film screening, director Neil Jordan, producer Stephen Woolley, actor Stephen Rea (with other cast members TBC) and costume designer Sandy Powell, will be on stage for a Q&A, hosted by Jane Giles, author of The Crying Game (BFI Modern Classics).
DVD/Blu-ray Special features
❉ Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition
❉ The Making of The Crying Game (51 mins)
❉ Audio commentary with writer and director Neil Jordan
❉ Alternative ending with commentary by Neil Jordan (5 mins)
❉ Northern Troubles (9 mins)
❉ Original trailers
❉ Illustrated booklet with essays by Ashley Clark, Juliet Jacques and Brian Hoyle, and full film credits
❉ UK, Japan / 1992 / colour / 112 mins / English Language, with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles / original aspect ratio 2.35:1 //BD50: 1080p, 24fps, PCM 2.0 stereo (48kHz/24-bit) / DVD9: PAL, 25fps, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo (320kbps)
❉ Pre-order directly from BFI Shop, RRP: £19.99/ Cat. no. BFIB1255 / Cert 18
❉ Source: BFI Publicity