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Spine #191

May 27, 2003

Number of Discs: 1

  • 1.66:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles


Directed By: Derek Jarman
Starring: Jenny Runacre, Little Nell, Toyah Willcox, Jordan , Hermine Demoriane, Adam Ant, Ian Charleson, Karl Johnson, Linda Spurrier, Neil Kennedy, Orlando , Wayne County, Richard O'Brien
Licensor: Whaley-Malin Productions Ltd.

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When Queen Elizabeth I asks her court alchemist to show her England in the future, she's transported 400 years to a post-apocalyptic wasteland of roving girl gangs, an all-powerful media mogul, fascistic police, scattered filth, and twisted sex. With Jubilee, legendary British filmmaker Derek Jarman channeled political dissent and artistic daring into a revolutionary blend of history and fantasy, musical and cinematic experimentation, satire and anger, fashion and philosophy. With its uninhibited punk petulance and sloganeering, Jubilee brings together many cultural and musical icons of the time, including Jordan, Toyah Willcox, Little Nell, Wayne County, Adam Ant, and Brian Eno (with his first original film score), to create a genuinely unique, unforgettable vision. Ahead of its time and often frighteningly accurate in its predictions, it is a fascinating historical document and a gorgeous work of film art.

  • Original documentary on Jarman and Jubilee made by Jarman actor Spencer Leigh (Caravaggio, The Last of England), featuring interviews with stars Jenny Runacre and Toyah Willcox, film historian Tony Rayns, production designer Christopher Hobbs, and filmmakers John Maybury (Love is the Devil) and Lee Drysdale (Leather Jackets), with rare Super-8 clips and memorabilia from the film
  • Ephemera from Derek Jarman's personal collection, including his scrapbook from the film illustrated with rare photos and notes
  • Original trailer
  • Liner notes by Jarman biographer Tony Peake


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