With the recent release of Kes on Blu-ray and DVD, as well as the film’s impending re-release into theaters thanks to Park Circus, director Ken Loach is not only awaiting the release of a brand new film, but will see the release of a past piece in his filmography, once thought lost.
The BFI is set to start a major retrospective of Loach, that will start with the screening of a 55-minute documentary backed by the charity Save The Children. The untitled film was once set to release on TV in 1969, but was ultimately blocked from bowing due to pressure from the charity.
As far as the retrospective goes, the series will run with nearly 30 films and documentary pieces, and kicks off this September, in celebration of his 75th birthday.
Now, as a fan of Loach and his work, this is a much deserved and justly expansive retrospective. I am definitely excited to see what comes of this documentary, and if there are any plans on seeing it released on DVD or Blu-ray. I don’t really know the market for a nearly 42-year-old charity documentary, but given Loach’s work, this could be something really special.
What do you think?