(I Am) Weekender (Region B BLU-RAY) Release June 20/23
UK Import. Blu-Ray is Region B Locked. Will only play on Multi Region Blu-Ray players.
Fuelled by Flowered Up's epic soundtrack, WIZ's Weekender (1992) was a film ahead of its time, both in form and content. It's an authentic glimpse at club and drug culture, engaging with contemporary issues that mainstream media were eager to sensationalize. Consequently, it was branded with an 18 certificate and banned by both the BBC and ITV, never reaching a wider audience.
Ever since, Weekender has bubbled just below the surface, gaining genuine cult status and influencing a vast network of creators. Recently fully restored from the original negative and now released on BFI Blu-Ray, this first tangible document of the British rave scene is coupled with I Am Weekender - a brand new feature-length documentary about the making of the film and its enduring impact. Directed by Chloé Raunet, it features contributions from Irvine Welsh, Jeremy Deller, Shaun Ryder, Roisin Murphy, Lynne Ramsay, Heavenly's Jeff Barrett and many more, offering a unique insight into the heart of acid house.
Special Features and Technical Specs:
- Presented in High Definition
- Take It (5 mins): an original promotional video for Flowered Up directed by WIZ
- Phobia (4 mins): promotional video for Flowered Up directed by Paul Cannell
- It's On (5 mins): an original promotional video for Flowered Up
- Raise(3 mins): an original Bocca Juniors promotional video featuring Anna Haigh and directed by WIZ
- Nish (3 mins): a short film by WIZ featuring previously unseen Super 8 footage filmed at a Boys Own party in 1989
- First pressing gonly: Illustrated booklet featuring new writing by journalist Miranda Sawyer, director WIZ and Des Penney, band manager and lyric writer for Weekender
- AND MORE...