JARMAN: VOLUME TWO – 1987-1994 – issued on Blu Ray

Jarman 2JARMAN: VOLUME TWO – 1987-1994 (15) BLU RAY ONLY £62.99
Collection contains – ‘The Last of England’ (1987), ‘War Requiem’ (1989), ‘The Garden’ (1990), ‘Edward II’ (1991), ‘Wittgenstein’ (1993) & ‘Blue’ (1993) & ‘Glitterbug’ (1994).

‘The Last of England’ (1987) – chronicles England during Margaret Thatcher’s rule throughout the 1980s. Using impressionistic means the drama blends images of desolate streets as a personal reaction to the disintegration of society with symbolic references to the Falklands War and also the Royal Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana.

‘War Requiem’ (1989) – is a visual evocation of the 1963 recording of Benjamin Britten’s choral masterpiece of the same name, which blended the Latin Mass of the Dead with the war poetry of Wilfred Owen, starring Laurence Olivier, Tilda Swinton and Sean Bean.

‘The Garden’ (1990) – explores homosexuality and Christianity iconography juxtaposed with footage of Jarman’s own home and garden in Dungeness, Kent.

‘Edward II’ (1991) – a postmodern version of Christopher Marlowe’s play of the same name combining contemporary and medieval set-pieces, props and costumes.

‘Wittgenstein’ (1993) – is loosely based on Ludwig Wittgenstein’s biography, starring Karl Johnson and Michael Gough.

‘Blue’ (1993) – Jarman’s final feature, a single shot of blue is filling the screen as different narrators consider the colour as a character and contemplate on issues to do with love, disease, the meaning of art and mortality.

‘Glitterbug’ (1994) – released posthumously, is a montage of Super 8 footage shot by Jarman from 1970 to 1986. Part home-movie, part formal experimentation and part social documentary it chronicles Jarman’s life before his AIDS diagnosis, with music by Brian Eno.


Dead Cat (1989, 20 mins): Derek Jarman and his friend and collaborator Genesis P-Orridge both feature in this startling surrealist films in which a young man is terrorised and humiliated, later engaging in a mechanised, industrial sexual encounter

Isle of Sheppey (1984, 7 mins): edited highlights from a VHS video shot on a location-hunting expedition, cameraman Derek Jarman chats to writer and cultural historian Jon Savage

Depuis le jour: excerpt from Aria (1987, 5 mins): Derek Jarman’s sequence from the anthology film Aria

Depuis le jour audio commentary by producer Don Boyd

Remembering Derek Jarman (2014, 13 mins)

James Mackay Remembers The Last of England (2019, 14 mins)

Don Boyd Remembers The Last of England and Aria (2019, 16 mins)

Homemade Stuff and Wild Ideas: Simon Fisher Turner on Derek Jarman (2019, 16 mins): the musician and composer looks back on his long and unconventional involvement with Derek Jarman’s art

Another Derek: Jarman’s Life Away From the Limelight (2019, 5 mins): interview with artist filmmaker John Scarlett-Davis

An Odd Morality (2019, 4 mins): interview with Lee Drysdale

Another World for Ourselves (2019, 9 mins): director John Maybury remembers meeting Jarman

David Lewis Remembers Dead Cat (2019, 15 mins)

Audio commentary on The Last of England with James Mackay, Christopher

Hughes, Christopher Hobbs and Simon Fisher Turner

Books By My Bedside: Derek Jarman (1989, 25 mins)

Derek Jarman in Conversation with Simon Field (1989, 32 mins)

Requiem for Jarman (2008, 37 mins): recollections on the making of War Requiem

Don Boyd Remembers War Requiem (2019, 38 mins)

John Maybury Remembers War Requiem (2019, 8 mins)

The Nature of Super 8 (2019, 8 mins)

Caravaggio Was Accidental (2019, 10 mins): Simon Fisher Turner remembers his first feature soundtrack for Derek Jarman

Before the Last (2019, 15 mins): James Mackay recalls working with Derek Jarman on The Angelic Conversation and Imagining October

Derek Jarman Presents (2019, 27 mins): John Maybury remembers the Super 8 filmmaking scene

Audio commentary on War Requiem with Don Boyd

Derek’s Shoot in Dungeness (1990, 6 mins)

The Wanderer (1991, 30 mins): experimental film by David Lewis and Andy Crabb based on the Anglo-Saxon poem of the same name

Kiss 25 Goodbye (1991, 7 mins): documents, in bold experimental fashion, the 1991 OutRage! ‘kiss-in’ protest at Bow Street police station

Clause and Effect (1988, 19 mins): showing the gay community uniting against homophobic forces and the government around the issue of Clause 28

Orange Juice (1984, 41 mins): Derek Jarman’s location shoot for the promo for ‘What Presence?!’ by post-punk band Orange Juice who were fronted by
Edwyn Collins

Shooting the Hunter (2015, 5 mins)

James Mackay Remembers The Garden (2019, 15 mins)

Anything Can Happen (2019, 11 mins): Richard Heslop on working with Derek Jarman

David Lewis Remembers The Garden (2019, 15 mins)

The Other Great Masterpiece (2019, 6 mins): John Maybury considers Jarman’s enthusiasm for gardening

Life with Derek: Simon Fisher Turner’s Recordings (2018, 44 mins): The composer’s collage of audio clips recorded during his adventures with Derek Jarman and friends

Derek’s Edward (2009, 24 mins): the making of Edward II

Ostia (1987, 27 mins): Jarman embodies Pier Paolo Pasolini in this ambitious student film imagining the last hours of the Italian director’s life
Ostia audio commentary

The Clearing (1993, 7 mins): short film by Alex Bistikas starring Derek Jarman and Keith Collins

The Extended Derek Jarman Interview (1991, 70 mins): Colin McCabe discuses films and filmmaking with Derek Jarman

Cut/Action (2019, 8 mins): Simon Fisher Turner provides the music and narration for this video essay

David Lewis Remembers Edward II (2019, 4 mins)

The Same Spirit (2019, 6 mins): Don Boyd remembers Jarman’s later years

Truly Beautiful (2019, 19 mins): interview with award-winning costumer designer Sandy Powell

Derek Jarman in Conversation with Colin McCabe (1991, 97 mins, audio only)

Karl Johnson on Wittgenstein (2007, 9 mins)

Tilda Swinton on Wittgenstein and Derek Jarman (2007, 10 mins)

Tariq Ali on Producing Wittgenstein (2007, 9 mins)

Wittgenstein: Behind the Scenes (1993, 22 mins)

Wittgenstein: An Introduction (2007, 4 mins)

Face to Face: Derek Jarman (1993, 41 mins): Derek Jarman interviewed by Jeremy Isaacs

Producer Tariq Ali on Wittgenstein (2014, 7 mins)

Jarmanalia with Simon Fisher Turner (2019, 17 mins)

Films Made By A Painter (2019, 5 mins): James Mackay reflects on Jarman’s distinctive style as a filmmaker

21st Century Nuns (1994, 10 mins)

Delphinium: A Childhood Portrait of Derek Jarman (2009, 13 mins)

James Mackay Remembers Blue (2019, 15 mins)

Simon Fisher Turner Remembers Blue (2019, 8 mins)

David Lewis Remembers Blue (2019, 13 mins)

Hard to Imagine (2019, 8 mins): John Maybury recalls Jarman’s journey towards Blue

After the Garden (2019, 10 mins): Richard Heslop remembers Jarman’s later days

Total Magic (2019, 6 mins): production designer Christopher Hobbs looks back upon Jarman’s fascination with occult imagey

After Neutron (2019, 8 mins): interview with Lee Drysdale

The Best Mentor (2019, 9 mins): John Scarlett-Davis recalls Jarman’s latter days and reflects uponhis artistic legacy

Glitterbug and Beyond (2019, 7 mins): James Mackay remembers the production of Glitterbug

David Lewis Remembers Glitterbug (2019, 7 mins)

Bliss (1991, 40 mins, audio)

An assortment of image galleries including rare stills and promotional materials from all of the included feature films

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