20 June 2024
BFI Set to release Young Soul Rebels coming to UK August

Isaac Julien’s Young Soul Rebels Getting A BFI Blu-ray Release

BFI Set to release Young Soul Rebels coming to UK August

Blu-ray Cover for BFI Release of Young SOul RebelsThe BFI have announced they will release Isaac Julien’s groundbreaking Young Soul Rebels for the first time on Blu-ray.

Young Soul Rebels is a inner-city murder mystery explores London subcultures of the late 1970s. The film is newly remastered in 2K by the BFI, following selected theatrical screenings earlier this year and coinciding with the closing weeks of Isaac Julien’s exhibition, ‘What Freedom is to Me’ at Tate Britain.

In this one we follow Pirate radio hosts Caz and Chris decide to investigate the death of their friend, who was killed while cruising in a local park. In doing so, they must navigate suspicion from the police and bigotry in their own community. With characters and soundtracks oscillating between ’70s soul pirate radio, dancehall culture, National Front skirmishes and the Queen’s Silver Jubilee, Julien’s debut feature exploring contemporary British identity has lost none of its power or resonance.

Here’s a look at the film’s original Tailer

Special features

  • Newly remastered in 2K by the BFI National Archive and approved by director Isaac Julien
  • Newly recorded feature commentary by director Isaac Julien and director of photography Nina Kellgren, moderated by the BFI’s William Fowler
  • Press materials and original script
  • Image gallery
  • Newly created audio description track
  • Theatrical trailer
  • ***First pressing only*** illustrated booklet a new essay by Alex Ramon, archival pieces by Stephen Bourne, Isaac Julien and Colin McCabe, a director biography and film credits

UK, France, Germany, Spain / 1991 / colour / 105 minutes / English language with optional descriptive subtitles and audio description / original aspect ratio 1.85:1 | BD50: 1080p, 24fps, LPCM 2.0 stereo audio (48kHz/24-bit)

The film stars Valentine Nonyela, Mo Sesay, Dorian Healy, and Sophie Okonedo.

Young Soul Rebels will be released on Blu-ray from 7th August.


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