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  • Penda's Fen DVD (for Hauntology/Folklore Tapes fans)

    BFI have just put out a DVD of Penda's Fen. If you like old 'Play For Todays' infused with Mystical Englishness and set in around the past-haunted landscape of the Malvern hills then this will be bang up your alley
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    Yeah, I got this the other week:

    http://www.verygoodplus.co.uk/showth...atching/page72


    Think I'll watch it again pretty soon and try and make a bit more sense of it. It's incredibly well-timed though, with prevailing notions of England, Englishness, belonging etc. I'm off into 'essay' mode again aren't I? Just sit back and enjoy it!

    And, on reflection, watch the main feature first and the interviews afterwards.


    I think, that's think, that Penda's Fen is available as part of an Alan Clark At The BBC box set, so you may get better value that way.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Benicio Del Toffo View Post
      I think, that's think, that Penda's Fen is available as part of an Alan Clark At The BBC box set, so you may get better value that way.
      It is- Volume 1 of 'Alan Clarke at The BBC'. It's about £50. I'm afraid I'm a shockingly sentimental old sap and I only have to see some juddery letraset over a colour-bleached image of the distant Malverns and I'm off in a reverie. The addition of 'Scum' in the box-set would shock me out of that sharpish

      "You don't want to kill the cash donkey"

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      • #4
        To be honest, the print they've used is ace. Very little 'bleaching' in evidence.

        Don't know how they restore these things, but they've done a top job for the DVD. The Blu-Ray version must be amazing.
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        • #5
          Never heard of that before sounds pretty bonkers all round.
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          • #6
            This gets referenced a lot in Electric Eden IIRC. May have to check it out...

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