This set includes five of the iconoclastic cult director's films:
1976 / 85 min. / Color / Letterboxed (1.66:1) / In Latin with English subtitles
His feature film debut, a slyly lurid and exquisitely poetic historical drama about the martyrdom of St. Sebastian, lays bare the latent homoeroticism that has always lurked beneath the glossy surface of Hollywood biblical epics. A psycho-sexual hothouse of desire and religious longing, Sebastiane is a visually bold work that is a milestone in modern queer cinema. Unique for its copious male nudity and totally Latin dialogue, its also very Pasolini-esque!
1977 / 100 min. / Color / Widescreen (1.66:1)
A unique blend of past and modern-day England, as Queen Elizabeth is transported by her court magician into gritty post-punk English life. With music by Siouxsie & the Banshees, Adam & the Ants and Brian Eno, and starring Toyah Wilcox, this was considered the first true punk film.
1979 / 95 min. / Color / Original Aspect Ratio (1.33:1)
Jarman adapts Shakespeares last great work as an intricate comedy of magic and revenge that is at once faithful to the spirit of the play and a dazzling spectacle mixing Hollywood pastiche, high camp and gothic horror.
THE LAST OF ENGLAND
1988 / 87 min. / Color / Original Aspect Ratio (1.33:1)
One of Derek Jarman's most personal and innovative films, this is a devastating vision of 80s Britain. Images of war and urban decay are intercut with Jarman's own childhood home movies, creating a shocking yet beautiful and poetic film with a much praised soundtrack. A powerful and haunting work, it starred Tilda Swinton in one of her earliest films.
1989 / 92 min. / Color / Letterboxed (1.85:1) / Enhanced for 16x9 TVs
A stunning visual and serious musical treat, Jarman's 1989 film reunites British cinemas enfant terrible with his muse Tilda Swinton for a spectacular and moving interpretation of Benjamin Brittens groundbreaking 1961 orchestral masterpiece. Features Sir Laurence Olivier in his final screen appearance.