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PR Derek Jarman's Sebatiane & The Tempest on DVD & Blu-ray Aug 7

Kino Lorber



Derek Jarman's debut film Sebastiane is a historical drama which lays bare the latent homoeroticism that has always lurked beneath the glossy surface of Hollywood biblical epics. In Jarman's hands, The Tempest becomes an original and dazzling spectacle mixing Hollywood pastiche, high camp, and gothic horror

Kino Classics Announces the Blu-ray releases of Derek Jarman's debut feature, Sebastiane, and his Shakespeare adaptation The Tempest

For Immediate Release

New York, NY - July 20, 2012 - Kino Classics is proud to announce the Blu-ray releases of two films by acclaimed filmmaker Derek Jarman: Sebastiane, his feature film debut which Derek Malcolm in The Guardian called "an exceptionally promising first feature... Striking and original"; and his adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest, which The London Times praised as "Full of magic and surprises... The most truly spectacular British film in years."

Sebastiane comes to Blu-ray on August 7th, with a SRP of $29.95. The Tempest also comes to Blu-ray on August 7th, with a SRP of $29.95, and includes three short films by Derek Jarman as bonus features: A Journey to Avebury, Garden of Luxor, and Art of Mirrors. Both are currently available for prebook.

Both films represent the work of one of Britain's finest filmmakers, widely recognized as a pioneer and key figure in the independent and queer cinema scene worldwide.

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Derek Jarman's (Caravaggio) feature film debut (co-directing with Paul Humfress), Sebastiane is a "one of a kind" (Time Out London) historical drama which lays bare the latent homoeroticism that has always lurked beneath the glossy surface of Hollywood biblical epics. Telling the story of the martyrdom of St. Sebastian in the same way that Italian Renaissance painters used the image of Sebastian to eroticize the male nude, Jarman depicts both earthly lust and spiritual yearning with "an honesty and directness that's the absolute opposite of camp." (The Guardian).

Stripped of rank and exiled to a remote Sardinian outpost, Roman soldier and suspected Christian Sebastian becomes the object of his commanding officer's aggressive desire. As Sebastian turns his back on his fellow soldiers in favor of his own mystical longings, his sun-bleached Mediterranean idyll becomes a psycho-sexual hothouse where lust sets the stage for a shocking tableau of death and martyrdom

Audaciously spoken in Latin and supported by one of cult composer Brian Eno's best music scores, Sebastiane is both a milestone of British independent film and a pioneering work of queer cinema.

1976 * U.K. * 85 min. * Color * 1.66:1 * 1920x1080p * Mono * Not Rated
In Latin with optional English subtitles

Shot on location at the ancient and ghostly Stoneleigh Abbey, The Tempest is Derek Jarman's (War Requiem) acclaimed 1979 film adaptation of William Shakespeare's final great play.

It is the story of Prospero the magician, who lives with his nubile daughter on an enchanted island and punishes his enemies when they are shipwrecked there. Essentially a study of sexual and political power in the guise of a fairy tale, in Jarman's hands, The Tempest becomes an original and dazzling spectacle mixing Hollywood pastiche, high camp, and gothic horror. The film recalls the innocent homoeroticism of Pasolini's versions of classics, while its lush sense of decor and color is worthy of Minnelli.
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The master stroke in The Tempest is the finale, a wedding feast designed and choreographed as a full-scale production number, with the veteran black musical comedy star Elisabeth Welch wafting her way through a chorus line of hunky sailors as she belts out "Stormy Weather." It is one of the great scenes in contemporary British cinema.

SPECIAL FEATURES
Three rare short films by Derek Jarman:
A Journey to Avebury (1971)
Garden of Luxor (1972)
Art of Mirrors (1973)

1979 * U.K. * 95 min. * Color * 1.33:1 * 1920x1080p * Mono * Not Rated

Sebastiane
Director: Derek Jarman
Genre: Drama
Street date: August 7, 2012
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95



The Tempest

Director: Derek Jarman
Genre: Drama
Street date: August 7, 2012
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95




Kino Lorber

Posted by: News Editor - August 7, 2012, 7:18 am - PR
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