Next month, Kino Lorber will bring The Last of England to Blu-ray. Working from, in part, his old home movies, director Derek Jarman (The Tempest) has crafted a strikingly impressionistic and political portrait of England during Margaret Thatcher's reign as Prime Minister.
From Kino's official synopsis:
"Jarman's film depicts his rage at the conservatism of Thatcher-era England and is haunted by the continuing scourge of AIDS (with which Jarman was diagnosed)...Oscar-winner Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton) roams through the ruins of industrial England, where she experiences visions of fascistic terror. Her nightmares...contain quotes from such poets as T.S. Eliot and Allen Ginsberg, read by Nigel Terry (Excalibur). The home movies provide a link with England's past that is in a state of transition, soon to be severed altogether, offering a haunting examination of [Jarman's] home country."
Kino's Blu-ray presents the film in its original aspect ratio of 1.66:1. The distributor has not yet listed any bonus supplements.
The Last of England is expected to street on July 24th.