Woodfall Film's portmanteau feature is a major rediscovery, never before released in the UK. Comprised of three compelling tales, it brings together a trio of Britain's most innovative directors and embodies the creativity and audacity at the heart of Swinging Sixties cinema.
Comic legend Zero Mostel (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum) mixes slapstick and surrealism as a tardy opera star traversing London in Ride of the Valkyrie while The White Bus , scripted by Shelagh Delaney (A Taste of Honey), blends realism and poetry with poetry with New Wave detachment as a young woman travels home from the north of England. Tony Richardson (Tom Jones) directs Vanessa Redgrave in the final part of the film, Red and blue a musical, melancholy romantic reverie.
Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition
-About The White Bus (1968, 59 mins): documentary on the making of Lindsay Anderson's segment
Lindsay Anderson Introduction/Stills Gallery (1968, 5 mins): an audio recording of Anderson addressing the NFT in 1968, played over stills
Behind the scenes of Red and Blue (1966, 7 mins): Kevin Brownlow's 16mm footage of cast and crew
Kevin Brownlow on Red, White and Zero (2018, 15 mins): the Red and Blue and The White Bus editor on making the films
Billy Williams on Red and Blue (2018, 14 mins): the cinematographer recalls working with Tony Richardson on the segment
No Arks (1969, 7 mins): political cartoonist Abu's satirical reworking of the Noah story, narrated by Vanessa Redgrave
Audio commentary by Adrian Martin
Illustrated booklet with new writing by Sarah Wood, Paul Fairclough, So Mayer and Philip Kemp and Katy McGahan, plus full film credits