Gregory’s Girl to receive extras packed 4k release by BFI in August

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Bill Forsyth’s Gregory’s Girl is getting an extras packed 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release from the BFI, here are the details.

Bill Forsyth hasn’t directed many pictures, but among his work stand some of the finest British films ever made. The sublime Local Hero celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, and there are various cinema screenings of the film around the country in the coming weeks.

Forsyth’s other masterpiece is 1981’s Gregory’s Girl, an acutely observed, sweet natured comedy which follows John Gordon Sinclair’s gawky Gregory as he attempts to win the affections of a classmate, only to find that she and her friends have other plans.

Forsyth hasn’t directed a film since the ill advised 1999 sequel Gregory’s Two Girls, though he did find success adapting Local Hero as a stage musical in 2019, complete with new music and lyrics from Mark Knopfler.

Now, the BFI is releasing Gregory’s Girl in 4K. The new disc will be stuffed with extras. These, in fact…

Newly recorded audio commentary with Robert Buchanan, Alan Love, Douglas Sannachan and Caroline Guthrie

Audio commentary with Bill Forsyth and Mark Kermode

Bill Forsyth: The Early Years – An interview with the director

Gregory’s Girl Memories – An interview with Clare Grogan

Dee Hepburn, Clare Grogan and John Gordon Sinclair in Conversation (2015, 31 mins) – The stars of Gregory’s Girl are interviewed on stage by Sue Harris to mark the film’s 25th anniversary.

Isolated score – Colin Tully’s never previously released score to Gregory’s Girl

Alternate US audio soundtrack

Original trailer

Illustrated booklet with new essays on the film and its director

Gregory’s Girl will be released on the 29th August and you can pre-order the film here.

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