Sick: The Life and Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist DVD

Kirby Dick, 1997


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Film Details

Directed by Kirby Dick

Produced in 1997

Main Language - English

Countries & Regions - American film

Film Description

Bob Flanagan was an American performance artist, stand-up comic, poet and lifelong sufferer from cystic fibrosis. He was also a masochist who found that his S&M experiences helped him manage the pain of his illness. Kirby Dick’s internationally acclaimed, award-winning documentary follows Flanagan and his dominatrix partner, Sheree Rose, through the last years of Flanagan's life. It is a deeply moving, often hilarious profile of a unique artist, giving an insight into Flanagan's warmth, courage and sense of humour.

Originally, three-and-a-half minutes were cut from ‘two scenes showing strong sadomasochistic
activity ... which,’ according to the BBFC, ‘would be highly dangerous if copied’. After a recent
resubmission to the Board, these cuts have since been reinstated.

Sick is a deeply moving, often hilarious, profile of a unique artist, giving an insight into Flanagan’s
warmth, courage and, especially, his sense of humour.

DVD Details

Certificate: 18

Publisher: BFI

Length: 90 mins

Format: DVD Colour

Region: 2

Released: 5th November 2012

Cat No: BFIVD877

DVD Extras

  • Presented fully uncut and uncensored for the first time
  • Dick on Sick (Kirby Dick, 1997, 8 mins): the director reflects on his experience of making Sick
  • Sara’s Sick Too (Kirby Dick, 15 mins): short film revisiting Sara, a fellow cystic fibrosis sufferer who meets Bob through the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Sick
  • Feature length audio commentary by Kirby Dick and editor Dody Doran
  • Live performances with director introductions
  • Deleted scenes with director introductions
  • Original soundtrack
  • Original trailer
  • Illustrated booklet featuring new essays from Patricia MacCormack (author of Cinesexuality) and Murray Perkins, Senior Examiner at the BBFC
  • biographies and credits.

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