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Nil by Mouth Limited Edition BFI Blu-Ray [NEW] [SLIPCOVER]

Nil by Mouth Limited Edition BFI Blu-Ray [NEW] [SLIPCOVER]

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Gary Oldman revealed himself as a filmmaker of uncompromising talent with Nil by Mouth, his debut and so far only directorial feature.

Set on a council estate in New Cross, south east London (the area where Oldman himself grew up), a dysfunctional family encounters domestic violence, drunkenness, drug addiction and petty crime. Featuring career-best performances from Kathy Burke (winner of Best Actress at Cannes), Ray Winstone and Charlie Creed-Miles, all superbly supported by Laila Morse and Jamie Foreman, Nil by Mouth was awarded Best British Film and Best Original Screenplay at the 1998 Bafta awards.  

This intensely powerful and emotional landmark of British has been remastered in 4K for its 25th anniversary by the BFI National Archive, and this release is the first time on Blu-ray anywhere in the world.


  • Newly remastered in 4K by the BFI National Archive and approved by writer-director Gary Oldman
  • Newly recorded audio commentary by writer and director Gary Oldman and producer Douglas Urbanski
  • Setting The Record Straight (2022, 51 mins): Gary Oldman in Conversation with film critic Geoff Andrew
  • A Slice of Life (2022, 22 mins): Ray Winstone looks back on his Bafta-nominated performance
  • Talent is Worth Trusting: Douglas Urbanski on Nil by Mouth (2022, 16 mins): Gary Oldman’s long-time collaborator and the producer of Nil by Mouth discusses how the film came to be made
  • Fearing the Worst: Charlie Creed-Miles on Nil by Mouth (2022, 28 mins): the actor recalls the making of Nil by Mouth
  • People Were Queuing For Any Role (2022, 16 mins): casting director Sue Jones recalls her work on the film
  • Mother (Gary Oldman, 1994, 7 mins): the only surviving footage recorded for an unrealised documentary about his mother’s life and experiences
  • Deleted scenes (1997, 36 mins): a series of deleted scenes selected by Gary Oldman
  • Galleries - a selection of rare production materials from Gary Oldman’s personal archive
  • Children (1976, 46 mins): written while still a student, Terence Davies' film is the first in his 'Trilogy' series and has an uncompromising honesty that is echoed in Nil by Mouth
  • 25th anniversary trailer
  • 80-page book featuring new writing by Douglas Urbanski, Kat Ellinger, Lou Thomas, Philip Kemp, and Jason Wood and archive extracts from Time Out and Sight & Sound. Also includes contributions on selected extras by Gary Oldman and never before seen original storyboards from the film
  • Newly created English subtitles for the Deaf and partial hearing
  • Newly created audio description track
  • Limited edition of 4,000 copies


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