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Bronco Bullfrog DVD+Blu-ray

Barney Platts-Mills, 1970

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Film Details

Directed by Barney Platts-Mills

Produced in 1970

Main Language - English

Countries & Regions - British Film

Film Description

Barney Platts-Mills made Bronco Bullfrog for just £17,000 back in 1969, using kids from the East End (and their parents) with no background in acting, black and white film (because he couldn't afford colour) and real locations in the now destroyed homes of the East End and docks. Antithetical to the frothy irrelevance of late period 'swinging sixties' movies, Bronco Bullfrog explores the disenchantment of young working class lives in the East End, and went on to become a classic amongst Mod revivalists.

Two young teenagers fall in love, much to the disapproval of both sets of parents. The young lovers decide to run away so that they can spend more time together but they have nowhere to run, except the hiding place of 'Bronco Bullfrog' who has just escaped from borstal...

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DVD+Blu-ray Details

Certificate: 15

Publisher: BFI

Length: 86 mins

Aspect ratio: 1.33:1

Format: DVD+Blu-ray B&W

Region: 0

Released: 13th September 2010

Cat No: BFIB1064

DVD+Blu-ray Extras

  • 2 discs
  • Dual Format Edition
  • Everybody’s An Actor, Shakespeare Said (1968, 30 mins): Platts-Mills’ documentary charts Joan Littlewood’s theatre work with the teenagers who would star in Bronco Bullfrog
  • Joan Littlewood interview (1968, 21 mins): the formidable and outspoken theatre director discusses her career
  • Seven Green Bottles (Eric Marquis, 1975, 35 mins): a cautionary tale of seven young delinquents, played by non-professional actors
  • Illustrated booklet with newly commissioned essays, photographs and film credits.

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by Julian Upton on 7th April 2004

Drawing more from the influence of the social realist ‘Free Cinema’ and the French Nouvelle Vague than the frothy psychedelia of its ‘Swinging Sixties’ contemporaries,... Read on

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