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Mr Bongo and the works of Wojciech Has

Jul 29, 2015

  This month saw the Blu-Ray release of Wojciech Has' 'The Saragossa Manuscript' and 'The Hourglass Sanatorium’. Mr Bongo fans may have noted that we originally released these two classic, psychedelic Polish cinema titles as DVDs back in 2007. We felt the time was right for these films to be seen in Blu-Ray too, and are delighted to see people...

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New Orson Welles films – Falstaff: Chimes At Midnight, Immortal Story, Too Much Johnson

Jun 18, 2015

We are extremely proud to announce the release of three films by legendary director Orson Welles – 'Falstaff: Chimes At Midnight – 50th Anniversary Restored Edition', 'The Immortal Story' and 'Too Much Johnson' on DVD and Blu-ray. The films have been released as part of the ongoing Welles centenary celebrations taking place in 2015. Browse the titles, watch trailers and clips,...

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Cinema tour announcement: 'Falstaff: Chimes At Midnight' and 'Too Much Johnson'

May 07, 2015

This year is the centenary of the birth of Orson Welles. There are celebrations across the world, and that includes cinema screening of his celebrated works. Mr Bongo are releasing three Orson Welles films this year; Falstaff: Chimes At Midnight / Too Much Johnson / Immortal Story. They will be appearing in cinemas throughout the year and you can keep...

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Falstaff Chimes At Midnight (50th Anniversary Edition) - Official Trailer

May 05, 2015

To celebrate the centenary of Orson Welles’ birth, Mr Bongo Films is delighted to announce the release of a brand new restored 50th Anniversary Edition of his masterpiece Falstaff Chimes at Midnight. One of the most radical and groundbreaking of all Shakespeare adaptations, Chimes at Midnight was Orson Welles’ favourite of his films. It has also long been a firm...

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Martin Scorsese presents Masterpieces of Polish Cinema, comes to the UK

Apr 20, 2015

Well, we're a little bit excited about this to say the least. Martin Scorsese brings his touring film season to the UK, looking at 24 of the finest Polish films, by directors including Wojciech Has who directed The Hourglass Sanatorium and Saragossa Manuscript, both released on Mr Bongo. The tour begins at the launch of this year’s Kinoteka Polish Film Festival, on April...

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Orson Welles on Mr Bongo: 'Falstaff: Chimes at Midnight: Restored Edition', ‘Too Much Johnson’ and 'The Immortal Story'

Apr 09, 2015

We are extremely proud to announce that we will be releasing a restored, 50th anniversary edition of Orson Welles masterpiece ‘Falstaff: Chimes at Midnight' ('Campanadas a medianoche' in Spanish) on Blu-ray and DVD this summer. This will be accompanied by 'Too Much Johnson', on Blu-ray and DVD, and 'The Immortal Story' on DVD. For the 50th anniversary edition of ‘Chimes At Midnight’, we have...

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Last recommended UK posting dates for Christmas 2014

Dec 16, 2014

Agreed, not the most exciting blog post we've ever written but important nonetheless. European/worldwide are very difficult to predict from now until the first week of January, however UK dates are as follows: Thursday 18 December2nd Class and Royal Mail Signed For® Saturday 20 December1st Class and Royal Mail Signed For® Tuesday 23 DecemberRoyal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed® More info...

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Los Angeles Debut Screening of Tropicalia

Sep 15, 2014

  On Sunday 28th September, Mr Bongo in collaboration with Radio Afrique and The Velaslavasay Panorama will host the Los Angeles debut of Tropicália, a documentary film by Marcelo Machado. Tropicália tells the story of the rich artistic and cultural movement born in the late 1960s in Brazil. From a collective of like-minded souls, ‘tropicália’ used music, poetry, theatre, and avant-garde...

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