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Fopp’s Picks

June 2024

With collector’s edition releases for Withnail and I, The Italian Job and more, June is shaping up to be a great month for film collectors. Here’s our picks for June.

Withnail and I Limited Edition


release date: 24th june 2024


Camden Town, the arse-end of the sixties. Two struggling, unemployed actors decide some respite is in order and so depart their miserable flat for a week in the Lake District – one that will involve rain, booze, minimal supplies, a randy bull and an even randier Uncle Monty. Based on the real-life experiences of former actor turned writer/director Bruce Robinson, Withnail & I has become one of British cinema’s most fondly remembered comedies. A cult film in the truest sense that has also become a classic. Perfectly cast – with career-defining roles for Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann, Richard Griffiths and Ralph Brown – and crammed with irresistibly quotable dialogue, Withnail & I is a sheer delight, even on the umpteenth viewing.



  • Brand new 4K restoration from the original negative by Arrow Films, supervised and approved by director of photography Peter Hannan 
  • 4K (2160p) Ultra HD Blu-rayTM presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible) 
  • Original lossless mono soundtrack 
  • Audio commentary by writer-director Bruce Robinson 
  • Audio commentary by critic and writer Kevin Jackson, author of the BFI Modern Classic on Withnail & I 
  • All four original Withnail Weekend documentaries, first screened on Channel 4 in 1999, including The Peculiar Memories of Bruce Robinson, which looks at the director’s career, Withnail & Us, which focuses on the film’s making, and two shorter documentaries, I Demand to Have Some Booze and Withnail on the Pier 
  • Limited edition packaging with reversible sleeve featuring two choices of original artwork 
  • Limited edition 60-page perfect bound book featuring writing on the film 

The Italian Job 55th Anniversary Limited Collector’s Edition


release date: 3rd june 2024


In this furiously fast-paced action-comedy, Charlie Croker (Oscar® winner* Michael Caine) is out of jail and on the make with an ingenious plan for the heist of the century. Aided and abetted by top criminal mastermind Mr. Bridger (Noël Coward), Charlie sets off with an ace team and three very special cars to lift a major stash from under the noses of the Turin Polizei. Featuring one of the most incredible car chase sequences in movie history, and a true cliffhanger of a finale, THE ITALIAN JOB is an essential classic caper.


  • Rigid slipcase
  • Capacity wallet
  • Double sided original Theatrical art poster
  • Six 1960’s style, square art cards
  • ‘Italian gold bar’ on rigid card with embossment
  • Reproduction of Production Notes from 1969
  • Collectible sticker sheet

Mute Witness


release date: 10th june 2024


Director Anthony Waller (The Piper, An American Werewolf in Paris) combines cat-and-mouse suspense with classic intrigue in Mute Witness, an updated take on the Hitchcockian thriller in which the only witness to a brutal crime can neither speak nor cry out in terror. Billy Hughes (Marina Sudina) is a mute special effects artist working on a low budget American slasher movie being shot in Russia. Accidentally locked in the studio late one night, she stumbles upon two men shooting what appears to be a snuff film. Having borne witness to their victim’s final moments, Billy desperately flees – but this is only the start of a protracted night of terror, drawing her and her friends into a tangled web of intrigue, involving the KGB, the Moscow police… and a mysterious crime kingpin known as “The Reaper”.



  • 4K restoration approved by director Anthony Waller
  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-rayTM presentation
  • Restored original lossless stereo soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new audio commentary by writer/director Anthony Waller
  • Brand new audio commentary with production designer Matthias Kammermeier and composer Wilbert Hirsch, moderated by critic Lee Gambin
  • The Silent Death, brand new visual essay by author and critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, examining Mute Witness and its relationship with snuff films
  • The Wizard Behind the Curtain, brand new visual essay by author and critic Chris Alexander, exploring the phenomenon of the film-within-a-film
  • Original “Snuff Movie” presentation, produced to generate interest from investors and distributors, featuring interviews with Anthony Waller and members of the creative team

Memories of Murder


release date: 10th june 2024


Curzon Film is proud to present this new 4K Ultra-HD of Memories of Murder, from triple Academy Award-winning director, Bong Joon-ho (Parasite, Okja, Snowpiercer). Inspired by true events, this rain-drenched sophomore feature from Bong blends true-crime with social satire and comedy in his typically masterful fashion. In 1986 Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, after two women are found raped and murdered, Seoul detective Seo Tae-yoon (Kim Sang-kyung) is brought in to help local detective Park Doo-man (Song Kang-ho, Parasite) with the investigation. As more bodies are found, the pair realise they have a serial killer on their hands.



  • Includes “White Man” Bong Joon-ho’s short film from 1994
  • Behind-the-scenes featurettes
  • Interviews
  • Deleted scenes
  • Trailers
  • PLUS 3 collectible posters
  • Booklet with new essays from Michael Leader and Jake Cunningham

The Agitator: Three Provocations from the Wild World of Jean-Pierre Mocky Limited Edition


release date: 24th june 2024


Jean-Pierre Mocky was a prolific icon in French cinema. Actor, director, novelist, and in-demand raconteur, Mocky made mainstream films with an independent spirit, even owning a cinema to help the distribution of his films. Yet those films had a specific style, unmistakably his, often with controversial and outlandish themes, and he came to be known as a wild and untameable force, acting as an uncompromising agitator within the French film industry for over six decades. Three of his wild cinematic adventures from the 1980s are collected in this new boxset. Cult horror sensation Litan, hooligan horror Kill the Referee and Hitchcockian mystery Agent Trouble are presented from new 4K restorations on Blu-ray for the first time outside of France.


  • New 4K restorations of each film presented on three discs, made available on Blu-ray (1080p) for the first time outside of France
  • Archival interview with Jean-Pierre Mocky about his relationship to the fantastic  (1982, 12 mins)
  • Archival ‘Making of Litan’ documentary from French television (1982, 26 mins)
  • Reversible sleeves featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Time Tomorrow
  • Limited edition 80-page book featuring new writing by Roberto Curti, Nathaniel Thompson and Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, and newly translated archival interviews including Serge Toubiana on Jean-Pierre Mocky, and Oliver Assayas on Michel Serrault, as well as an on-set report of Kill the Referee
  • Limited Edition of 3000 copies, presented in a rigid box with full-height Scanavo cases and removable OBI strip leaving packaging free of certificates and markings

The Lawnmower Man Collection


release date: 10th june 2024


101 Films presents groundbreaking 90s sci-fi The Lawnmower Man (1992) and its sequel, Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace (1995) on Blu-ray in the UK for the very first time. Presented in a 3-disc set including both the theatrical and director’s cuts of The Lawnmower Man, in limited edition packaging featuring newly commissioned artwork, and complete with a booklet with new writing on the film. 


  • Limited edition rigid box packaging. 
  • Limited Edition Booklet: Includes Grassroots and Cyber Suits: Variations of The Lawnmower Man by Rich Johnson and This Diseased Mainframe: The Abject Horror of Bodily Digitisation in The Lawnmower Man by Andy Marshall-Roberts 
  • Cybergod: Creating The Lawnmower Man 
  • Audio commentary with writer/Director Brett Leonard and writer producer Gimel Everett 
  • Deleted scenes 
  • Original electronic press kit with cast interviews and behind-the-scenes footage 
  • Edited animated sequences 
  • Audio commentary with writer/Director Brett Leonard and writer/producer Gimel Everett 
  • Conceptual art and design sketches 
  • Behind-the-scenes and production stills 
  • Storyboard comparison
  • Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace

Peter Strickland: A Curzon Collection Limited Edition


release date: 24th june 2024


Step into the weird and wonderful world of Peter Strickland with this comprehensive, limited edition,  6 blu-ray disc collection boasting his complete feature filmography to date: Berberian Sound Studio, The Duke of Burgundy, In Fabric, Flux Gourmet, and Strickland’s debut film, Katalin Varga, available on Blu-ray for the first time. Also included are more than a dozen short films spanning over 30 years of Strickland’s filmmaking career, from his first forays into music videos to a brand-new short film exclusive to this collection.  Many of these included shorts have never been seen before, and are newly restored, accompanied by a diary-like exploration featured in the editorial booklet, written by the director himself.


  • Over 7 hours of special features
  • Newly restored and never-before-seen short films
  • Theatrical trailers
  • PLUS collectible posters
  • Collectible enamel pin
  • 48-page booklet with a new essay from Anton Bitel and new writing on the short films by Peter Strickland



release date: 24th june 2024


Gather around the campfire, and hear the tale of Madman Marz – an ill-tempered farmer who, one dark night, chopped up his wife and two children into pieces. When the locals learned of his heinous crimes, they exacted revenge – sinking an axe into his head and hanging him from a nearby tree. But the next day, Marz’s body was gone… Thus the camp counsellor finishes his tale, closing with the warning never to say Marz’s name above a whisper, lest the hideously-deformed farmer comes looking for them. Naturally, the first thing that one of the young campers does is calls out Marz’s name – precipitating a terrifying night of murder, mayhem and sexy Jacuzzi vignettes! Inspired by the same Cropsey urban legend which informed 1981’s The Burning and starring Dawn of the Dead’s Gaylen Ross (appearing under the pseudonym ‘Alexis Dubin’), Madman stands as one of the finest offerings from the golden age of hack ‘n’ slash.


  • 4K transfer of the film from the original camera negative 
  • 4K (2160p) Ultra HD Blu-ray presentation in High Dynamic Range 
  • Original uncompressed mono audio 
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing 
  • Audio commentary with director Joe Giannone, stars Paul Ehlers and Tony Fish and producer Gary Sales 
  • UK-exclusive introduction by Sales and Ehlers 
  • Stills & artwork gallery with commentary by Sales 
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin Collector’s booklet featuring writing on the film by critic James Oliver, illustrated with original archive stills and posters
  • Audio commentary with director Joe Giannone, stars Paul Ehlers and Tony Fish and producer Gary Sales 

Man of Violence


release date: 10th june 2024


MAN OF VIOLENCE – A mercenary joins forces with 2 crooked cops in an attempt to steal a fortune in gold bullion from a corrupt Arab country. 


  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray Presentation in 1.33:1 Aspect Ratio
  • English LPCM Dual Mono
  • Optional English SDH
  • Sex & Violence – Pete Walker’s Austerity Films
  • Noir in Colour – An Interview with DoP Norman Langley
  • Moon Title Sequence
  • Theatrical Trailer


THE BIG SWITCH – Playboy John Carter is implicated in the murder of a blonde from a discotheque and is forced by gangsters into posing for pornographic photographs.


  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray Presentation in 1.33:1 Aspect Ratio of the Domestic Cut & the Export Cut
  • English LPCM Dual Mono
  • Optional English SDH
  • Theatrical Trailer

Sympathy for the Underdog Limited Edition


release date: 24th june 2024


Returning from a ten-year prison sentence, former gang leader Gunji (Koji Tsuruta, Big Time Gambling Boss) finds that his turf has been taken over by his former enemy, now a large crime syndicate with a legal corporate front. Looking for new opportunities, he gathers his old crew and heads for the island of Okinawa, a legal grey zone ripe for the taking. Made just before Kinji (Yakuza Graveyard) Fukasaku’s 1970s streak of yakuza movie masterpieces, Sympathy for the Underdog is a key film in the development of this director’s unique style and themes.



  • High-Definition digital transfer
  • Uncompressed mono PCM audio
  • Audio commentary by yakuza film expert Nathan Stuart (2024)
  • Interview with Fukasaku biographer Olivier Hadouchi (2024)
  • Visual essay on Okinawa on screen by film historian and author Aaron Gerow (2024)
  • Trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Time Tomorrow
  • Limited edition booklet featuring new writing by Bastian Meiresonne and an archival review of the film

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