Short Sharp Shocks Vol.3 (Region B BLU-RAY) Release October 10/23

Short Sharp Shocks Vol.3 (Region B BLU-RAY) Release October 10/23

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UK Import. Blu-Ray is Region B locked. Will only play on All Region Blu-Ray players.

The third in the critically acclaimed BFI Flipside series – continuing its ongoing mission to curate an alternative Brit-screen history of overlooked rarities in deluxe home-entertainment editions – is a further compelling compendium of strange, striking, thrilling, horrific, eerie and eccentric short subjects from the heyday of the British cinematic supporting programme. Settle down for another strange cinematic journey through uncanny stories, twists in the tale, low-budget weirdness, stylish spectacle, avant-garde art, peculiar public information, monstrous music and provocative experiment – many ultra-rare and all with oodles of atmosphere and in High Definition.

The Films:

  • Return to Glennascaul (Hilton Edwards, 1951, 22 mins)
  • Strange Stories (John Guillermin and Don Chaffey, 1953, 45 mins)
  • Strange Experiences: Grandpa (Derick Williams, 1956, 4 mins)
  • Strange Experiences: Old Silas (Derick Williams, 1956, 4 mins)
  • Maze (Bob Bentley, 1970, 15 mins)
  • Skinflicker (Tony Bicât, 1973, 41 mins)
  • Broken Bottle (1973, 1 min)
  • Don’t Fool Around With Fireworks (1973, 1 min)
  • The Terminal Game (Geoff Lowe, 1982, 34 mins)
  • Wings of Death (Nichola Bruce and Michael Coulson, 1985, 20 mins)


  • Getting Lost (2023, 20 mins): an Interview with filmmaker and artist Bob Bentley, director of Maze
  • Interview with Tony Bicât, director of Skinflicker (2023)
  • Flying High (2023, 31 mins): an Interview with Nichola Bruce and Michael Coulson, directors of Wings of Death
  • Interview with Colin Towns, composer of the music for The Terminal Game (2022)
  • A Vandyke Production: Roger Proudlock and Strange Stories (2023): video essay on 1950s British film producer Roger Proudlock by the BFI’s Vic Pratt
  • Interview with Geoff Lowe, director of The Terminal Game (2023)
  • Galleries featuring rare scripts, stills, and ephemera from various of the films included
  • Newly commissioned sleeve artwork by renowned illustrator Graham Humphreys
  • **FIRST PRESSING ONLY** Illustrated booklet including new writing by Bob Bentley, Nichola Bruce, Tony Bicât, Geoff Lowe, Sarah Appleton, Jo Botting, Jonathan Rigby, and Vic Pratt