Second Sight to Release Bill Forsyth's Gregory's Girl
Posted July 12, 2013 05:41 PM by Webmaster
British distributors Second Sight Films have revealed that they are planning to release on Blu-ray director Bill Forsyth's Gregory's Girl (1981), starring John Gordon Sinclair, Dee Hepburn, and Jake D'Arcy. The release is expected to arrive on the market later this year.
In 1982, Gregory's Girl won BAFTA Film Award for Best Screenplay
Gregory is upset. He's been bumped from his position on the soccer team... by a girl! However, his anger turns to frustration when he realizes that he's not only jealous of his replacement... he's also in love with her. And though she agrees to go out on a date with him, Gregory finds that, as both a player and a love interest, she kicks well above his head.
Remember really liking this when I was 14 or 15 when it came to cable. The characters were so much more likeable to me than all those John Hughes kids. The brunette chick looked just like a girl I was in love with at the time. Wonder how it holds up. I recall Siskell & Ebert really liked it. It was a tragic mistake that I ever payed any attention to any of their reviews of Horror or Sci-Fi films, which they seldom liked, but they were usually reliable for this kind of picture.
Very very good film, i hope its region free.
Dont bother with the sequel as its just a few of the same characters and without the charm.
The secondary school (or high school if you prefer) where this was filmed is due to close next year.
Never got around to seeing this. Guess it was the trailer that got played repeatedly ad infinitum back when it came out and I was seeing other films, but just couldn't work up the enthusiasm. "You know how they make veal?" Been a little curious since, but not enough apparently. Maybe now's the time.
Great news - prints on TV, video and DVD have always been pretty grubby looking, so I hope they are doing some sort of restoration on it. Hopefully there will be some good special features as well - Second Sight look to have been upping their game in this regard with recent releases so I'm hopeful it will be worth picking up!
Filmed in and around Cumbernauld/Abronhill, this has long held a soft spot for me as a Scot and having family in this area, as well as just being a hilarious and certainly peculiar at times movie. WTF is with the penguin? There are so many classic lines in this movie that my family often recall. There was a US DVD release containing the original Scottish audio which is great, hopefully this UK Blu-ray will contain that too. I don't expect this to see a US release anytime soon so I'll definitely import this one from Amazon UK.
Oh that Dorothy, the hair the smell and the teeth Dorothy?
I like to do something special on Saturday nights, Bella, Bella!
Don't tell her the one about Batman and Wonder Woman.
dobyblue - did the US release not have the original audio then? Wow! I've only ever known the film with the Scottish audio so must have just been an international release quirk in those pre-Trainspotting days...