Often caricatured as no more than stiff upper lips and starched bonnets, British film actually offers some of the most vibrant and exciting movies there are. It's not just the acknowledged classics crafted by the likes of David Lean, Powell and Pressburger or Ealing studios: DVD and Blu-ray are introducing us to forgotten treasures that show just how passionate British film can be.
John Michael McDonagh, 2013
A darkly comic Irish thriller, Calvary stars Brendan Gleeson as Father James, the local clergyman...
Martin McDonagh, 2008
Crime comedy directed by Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh. After being ordered to murder a pr...
A collection of eight films starring the great British actor. Features In Which W...
Virginia Heath, 2014
Made entirely of Scottish film archive footage, From Scotland With Love is a 75-m...
Robert Tronson, 1964
There have always been spies – men and women who have pried for patriotism, for religion, for lov...
Ken Loach, 2013
The Spirit of '45 is Ken Loach's impassioned documentary- made to address a need and prevailing q...
Carol Reed, 1949
'I never knew the old Vienna before the war...', so begins the narration to The T...
Elaine Constantine, 2014
Music drama centered around the American soul movement that developed in Northern England in the ...
Peter Greenaway, 2013
'Every new visual technology is expensive and, sooner or later, it gets into bed ...
Ken Loach, 2012
The Angels' Share, Ken Loach and Paul Laverty's whisky-heist comedy, finds the director on fine, ...
Mike Leigh, 1999
A gloriously entertaining portrait of the musical comedy duo, lyricist WS Gilbert and composer Ar...
Gregory Doran, 2013
A live performance of Shakespeare's historical play Richard II, with David Tennan...