Bill Forsyth’s debut film That Sinking Feeling is out on disc this week. It’s a personal favourite - and here’s why.

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  • Comment number 14. Posted by Roco16

    on 6 May 2014 09:21

    Hi we were in the Q to get the DVD and it arrived promptly. Didn't realise it would have so many extras including Mr Forsyth's earlier films. All extras are wonderful. The documentary Glasgow 1980 will be shown to June's mum who grew up in the east end and is now 90 yrs old.
    I would like to ask about re-mastering and re-issue of a film on VHS called 'Soft Top Hard Shoulder'. Of the Richard Holmes produced films we feel it is in the same class as 'That Sinking Feeling' and 'Gregory's Girl'. We have a VHS copy which is showing it's age due to many replays and I'm about to order an 'unopened and in original wrapping' from ebay. Of course a DVD would be the better option. Is there any hope of this?
    Regards Bob and June

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  • Comment number 13. Posted by Barry de Foyle

    on 26 Apr 2014 23:06

    Great news, indeed. Crucially though, does anyone know if it has the original voice track or the awful re-dubbed one (by the cast), that was designed to be more intelligible for the US market ?

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  • Comment number 12. Posted by DrunkenMaster64

    on 25 Apr 2014 12:27

    This looks fantastic. Does this mean that there could be a re-release of Local Hero with a commentary?

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  • Comment number 11. Posted by D-503

    on 25 Apr 2014 00:09

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0419c3r - Robert Buchanan was on the Culture Studio today, discussing the new release.

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  • Comment number 10. Posted by Danny Dyers Oscar Speech

    on 23 Apr 2014 18:49

    Saw That Sinking Feeling many moons ago. It's good, considering its budget constraints, but it's no Gregory's Girl or Local Hero. It's fantastic what the BFI are releasing on Blu-ray (except Citizen Kane, of course), but I really want Local Hero. The Film4 re-released DVD from about 5yrs ago is very good, but the only extra is an extremely dull 20min interview with Bill Forsyth. I want to listen to everything he's got to say, but he needs tightly moderating & editing - and this is where you step in, Kermie. I just hope you drove and steered him in a direction the way Happer would have (or as many are saying on social media these days... "would of")!

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  • Comment number 9. Posted by jayfurneaux

    on 23 Apr 2014 16:21

    Haven’t seen Sinking Feeling since it was first released but I remember it as being charming, whimsical, innocent, gentle, warm and funny - with good performances by its young cast, several of whom went on to also appear in Gregory’s Girl.

    It is very low budget, so be prepared to forgive a few rough edges here and there.

    Although Forsyth’s first film I don’t think SF got much of a release until the success of Gregory’s Girl, which prompted cinema owners to book it more widely than the art-house circuit.

    Someone in the USA recently shot an entire film using iPhones, so maybe that’s now the world’s lowest budget movie?

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  • Comment number 8. Posted by Mike

    on 23 Apr 2014 16:15

    "Me and Bill." Seriously, Mark? Every other e-mail to the show you correct and now you don't say "Bill and I?!"

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  • Comment number 7. Posted by GothamCelt

    on 23 Apr 2014 08:28

    This is good news. Saw it a long, long time ago. A great little movie on the shortest of shoestring budgets, but hugely enjoyable with great performances all round. So the question is, 'When is 'Housekeeping' getting the same treatment?'

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  • Comment number 6. Posted by babyfacemichael

    on 23 Apr 2014 06:17

    Yes it is to your last point.
    Slightly off tilter but you made a comment recently about every film has to have something bad or problem in it, for any drama, of any type to work. But I was thinking that Gregorys Girl has absolutely nothing bad in it at all, anywhere. He asks her out ,she says yes.He just goes along with everything !

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  • Comment number 5. Posted by goodfella2459

    on 23 Apr 2014 02:49

    Hi Mark, thanks for the recommendation. I've not seen it, or any of Forsyth's work unfortunately, but I shall be going to London in November so I'll try to pick it up. Sounds great.

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