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Less seen British Cinema from Scorsese, Tarantino and Wright


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I'm sure some of you have heard the background of this but I thought it was pretty cool and worth a thread. Over lockdown Edgar WrightΒ wrote to Martin Scorsese and asked him if he had any recommendations forΒ favourites of lesser seen British Cinema.

Scorsese sent him a healthy list and asked for some recommendations from Wright in return. This led Wright to sharing both lists with Tarantino and they all seem to have had a blast going down the rabbit hole.

Yesterday I listened to an ace 3hr Empire podcast with Wright and Tarantino discussing some films and Tarantino recommended some more films.

Myself I've only seen 9 of these films so I'm going to do my best to give as many of them a shot as I can.

Here's Scorsese's list

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Here's Wright's reply

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And finally Tarantino's podcast picks

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I've spent the night cross referencing the various available sources for the films and thought some of you might like a guide of where to look. If it says BD next to it assume there is also a DVD available. The ones in green are the films I've seen.

If any of you stumble on any sources not mentioned let me know. A couple of the Blurays and DVDs might be out of print and I can't find Johnny Nobody anywhere.

SCORSESE

Kind Hearts and Coronets – BD/ Amazon Instant

Station Six Sahara – BD/Amazon Instant

Brief Ecstasy – DVD/Amazon Instant

The Halfway House – BD/Amazon Instant

Went The Day Well – BD/Amazon Instant

Nowhere To Go – DVD

The Nanny – BD/DVD

Madonna Of The Seven Moons – DVD/YouTube

The Man in Grey – BD/Amazon Instant

So Long At The Fair – DVD/YouTube

A Stolen Face – DVD/YouTube

Spaceways – YouTube

Four Sided Triangle – DVD/YouTube

The Sound Barrier – BD/Amazon Instant

This Happy Breed – BD

Guns at Batasi – BD

Green For Danger – BD

The Mind Benders – BD

To The Public Danger – YouTube

It Always Rains on Sundays – BD/Amazon Instant

The Long Good Friday – BD/Amazon Instant

A High Wind in Jamaica – BD

The Queen of Spades – BD

Hue and Cry – BD/Amazon Instant

Pink String & Sealing Wax – BD/Amazon Instant

The Blue Lamp – BD/Amazon Instant

The Good Die Young – BD/Amazon Instant

Mandy – BD/Amazon Instant

Vampyres – BD/Amazon Instant

Uncle Silas – YouTube

The Legend of Hell House – BD/Amazon Instant

Night of the Eagle aka Burn Witch Burn - BD

The Flesh and the Fiends – BD/YouTube

The Snorkel – BD

Taste of Fear – BD

The Damned – BD

The Plague of the Zombies – BD

The Quatermass Experiment – BD/Amazon Prime

Quatermass and the Pit – BD

Doctor Jeykl & Sister Hyde – BD

The Devil Rides Out - BD

The Asphyx – BD/Amazon Prime

The Underground - BD

Shooting Stars – BD

Sapphire – DVD/YouTube

Whistle and I'll Come to You – Youtube/DVD

Dead of Night – BD/Amazon Instant

Enfield Haunting – DVD/Amazon Instant

The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne – BD

The Pumpkin Eater – BD

The Innocents – BD

The Seventh Veil – Amazon Prime

Yield To The Night – BD/Amazon Instant

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Edgar Wright

Tales From The Crypt – BD

Asylum - BD

From Beyond the Grave – BD/Amazon Instant

The League of Gentlemen – BD

Frieda – DVD/Amazon Instant

Pool of London – BD/Amazon Instant

Victim – BD

No Trees In The Street – DVD/Amazon Instant

Seance on a Wet Afternoon - BD

Hell Drivers - BD

The World Ten Times Over – OOP DVD?

The Small World of Sammy Lee – BD/Amazon Instant

Ice Cold In Alex – BD/Amazon Instant

Waterloo Road - DVD

Whistle Down The Wind - DVD

Passport to Shame – BD/Amazon Instant

The Flesh is Weak - DVD

Bitter Harvest - DVD

That Kind of Girl - BD

The Pleasure Girls - BD

Beat Girl aka Wild For Kicks – BD/Amazon Prime

The Beauty Jungle - DVD

What Have You Done To Solange? – BD

A Lizard in a Woman’s Skin – BD

All the Colours of the Dark – BD

Murder! – BD/DVD

Quentin Tarantino

The Saint In London – DVD OOP/

Action in Arabia – DVD OOP/ok.ru

The Hidden Room aka Obsession - DVD

Murder without Crime - DVD

Pandora and the Flying Dutchman - BD

The Yellow Balloon – DVD/Amazon Instant

The Night My Number Came Up - BD

Johnny Nobody - ?

All Night Long - BD

Strongroom – DVD OOP/ Youtube

The Idol - Youtube

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Needless to say, many of these can be found relatively regularly on Talking Pictures TV and a few of them on whatever Movies4Men is called these days. Wonderful resources.

Also, always check ok.ru as they are much better for rare films these days than YouTube is. Their search is really shit so always use Google.

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My Dad won't be happy that Eric Sykes' The Plank isn't on that list! Anyway thank you for posting the list, great stuff! Shamefully I think I have only seen Kind Hearts & Coronets

Chalk me down as another one who loved the Empire podcast with Edgar Wright and Quentin Tarantino, its a fairly big commitment at 3hrs but really really enjoyable

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34 minutes ago, waters44 said:

My Dad won't be happy that Eric Sykes' The Plank isn't on that list! Anyway thank you for posting the list, great stuff! Shamefully I think I have only seen Kind Hearts & Coronets

Chalk me down as another one who loved the Empire podcast with Edgar Wright and Quentin Tarantino, its a fairly big commitment at 3hrs but really really enjoyable

My dad will happily talk though the merits of all different versions of The Plank if you give him an opening.Β 

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All three are strong lists, having looked through them in depth. Tarantino usually has terrible taste in films but All Night Long, Strongroom and The Hidden Room are all excellent and those are the only ones I've seen on his list, so I'm quite hopeful for the rest.

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Really interesting list. Vampyres and The Flesh And The Fiends are both cracking, and not ones I'd have expected to see in almost anyone's list, let alone Scorcese's. The Flesh and the Fiend was also really odd for me, as not only was a pre-fameΒ Robin Askwith a major part of it, you suddenly see why so much was invested in him. The lad was far more charismatic than I'd realised (even though I dislike his comedy stuff).

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