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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JARMAN: VOLUME ONE – 1976-1986 – issued as a 2 Disc dual format set Blu-Ray/Dvd

Collection of the following films – ‘In the Shadow of the Sun’ (1974), ‘Sebastiane’ (1976), ‘Jubilee’ (1978), ‘The Tempest’ (1979), ‘The Angelic Conversation’ (1985) and ‘Caravaggio’ (1986).

‘In the Shadow of the Sun’ (1974) – Jarman’s debut abstract short film, is comprised of a series of Super 8 films and is provided with a soundtrack from music group Throbbing Gristle.

‘Sebastiane’ (1976) – is Derek Jarman’s debut feature film, is an account of the Catholic saint, Sebastiane entirely in Latin.

‘Jubilee’ (1978) – Jarman’s punk movie, which transports Queen Elizabeth I to
1978, where she witnesses her kingdom in decay and the collapse of the fabric of society.

‘The Tempest’ (1979) – interpretation of Shakespeare’s final play, tells the tale of colonialism, revenge, retribution and reconciliation.

‘The Angelic Conversation’ (1985) – is a selection of Shakespeare’s sonnets are read by Judi Dench over music by Coil and tableaux images of landscapes and people.

‘Caravaggio’ (1986) – is a stylised biopic portrays the life of the Italian Renaissance painter Caravaggio.

Special features –

All films presented in High Definition for the first time in the UK

Sebastiane: A Work in Progress (c.1975): newly remastered from 16mm film elements held by the BFI National Archive, this sadly incomplete early black and white work-print of Sebastiane differs significantly from the finished film. This previously unseen alternate edit – assembled in a different order, featuring a different soundtrack – was never subtitled or released

The Making of Sebastiane (Derek Jarman & Hugh Smith, 1975): previously unseen Super 8 footage shot on location in Sardinia

Jazz Calendar (1968): a rarely screened documentary record of the 1968 ballet by Frederick Ashton, performed by The Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House, for which Jarman designed sets and costumes

Sloane Square: A Room of One’s Own (1974-76)

John Scarlett-Davis remembers Sebastiane (2018): the artist filmmaker talks about his experiences on the set of Sebastiane

Message from the Temple (1981)

TG: Psychic Rally in Heaven (1981)

Pirate Tape (WS Burroughs Film) (1982)

Toyah Willcox: Being Mad (2014); the singer and actress looks back on her role in Jubilee

Jordan remembers Jubilee (2018): punk icon Jordan looks back on her friendship with Derek Jarman and the making of Jubilee

Stormy Weather: the Magic Behind The Tempest (2016): Toyah Willcox and

Stuart Hopps share their memories of working on Derek Jarman’s 1979 production of The Tempest

John Scarlett-Davis remembers The Tempest (2018): the artist filmmaker looks back on his time as Derek Jarman’s assistant on the set of The Tempest

Don Boyd remembers The Tempest (2018): Producer and filmmaker Don Boyd remembers the production, release and critical reception of The Tempest

A Meeting of Minds: Christopher Hobbs on collaborating with Derek Jarman (2018): production designer Christopher Hobbs looks back on his long and fruitfully creative friendship with Derek Jarman

Fragments of Memory: Christopher Hobbs on working with Derek Jarman (2007): archive interview with the production designer

To the Cliffs: James Mackay on working with Derek Jarman (2007): archive interview with producer James Mackay on his numerous collaborations with Jarman

Derek Jarman:The Films that Never Were (2018): Christopher Hobbs, John Scarlett-Davis and Lee Drysdale look back on unrealised Derek Jarman features, including Egyptian period drama Akhenaten and science fiction horror Neutron

Akhenaten Image Gallery: a selection of beautiful illustrations, images and production designs for the unmade feature by production designer Christopher Hobbs

Neutron storyboards: revealed here in their entirety for the first time, the complete set of brilliant comic-strip style storyboards for this provocative science fiction project, drawn by Christopher Hobbs

Caravaggio in Docklands (1985)

Kind Blasphemy: Nigel Terry on Derek Jarman and Caravaggio (2007)

Tilda Swinton on Derek Jarman and Caravaggio (2007): archive interview with the Academy Award-winning actress

Italy of the Memory: Christopher Hobbs on Caravaggio (2007)

Dexter Fletcher on Caravaggio (2014)

Lee Drysdale remembers Jubilee (2018): Derek Jarman’s friend and, later script collaborator recalls his unconventional involvement in the making of Jubilee

Christopher Hobbs remembers Caravaggio (2018): further reminiscences of the making of Caravaggio from its production designer

Derek Jarman interviewed by Derek Malcolm (1986, audio only)

In the Studio: Caravaggio soundtrack recording sessions (1986, audio only)

Derek Jarman’s Caravaggio notebook (Gallery)
Five galleries featuring storyboards, production designs and Jarman’s notes on Caravaggio

Image galleries for Sebastiane, Jubilee, The Tempest, The Angelic Conversation and Caravaggio

Original theatrical trailers for The Angelic Conversation and Caravaggio

Fully illustrated 80-page book with new writing on the film, contemporary reviews and full film credits

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