“The Comfort Of Strangers” Will Make Its UK Blu-ray Debut Courtesy Of The BFI

On September 24, Paul Schrader’s The Comfort of Strangers (scripted by Harold Pinter from the novel by Ian McEwan) will debut on Blu-ray in the UK courtesy of the BFI.

BFI - September 2018 Blu-ray slate

Arriving on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK is the Paul Schrader-directed film The Comfort of Strangers. Screened out of competition at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival, the Harold Pinter-scripted film (based on the short novel by Ian McEwan) stars Natasha Richardson, Christopher Walken, Helen Mirren and Rupert Everett in a tale about two very different couples.

The film arrives on Blu-ray alongside more terrific releases from the BFI in September including The Man from Mo’Wax, Jacques Rivette’s Paris nous appartient, and Eye of the Needle starring Donald Sutherland.

In October, following its theatrical release on August 31, Terence Davies’ poet masterpiece from 1988, Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988), will arrive on Blu-ray sporting a newly restored 4K presentation marking its 30th anniversary. October will also see the Blu-ray premiere of arguably Pakistan’s leading filmmaking light, Jamil Dehlavi’s The Blood of Hussain and Towers of Silence. There will also be a Children’s Film Foundation DVD box set featuring remastered editions of fondly remembered films including Pop Pirates starring The Who’s Roger Daltrey

Amilia Totten
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Amilia Totten is a freelance writer, photographer and erstwhile time-waster. Her eclectic film favourites include the latest Hollywood blockbuster to European avant-garde and the joys of Bollywood.

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