The BFI are set to release The Ballad of Tam Lin blu-ray this October in the UK.
Directed by Roddy McDowall, The Ballad of Tam Lin (1970) is a horror film which stars Ava Gardner and Ian McShane.
There also quite a lot of familiar faces including Stephanie Beacham, Joanna Lumley, Richard Wattis, Jenny Hanley and Madeline Smith.
Here’s the full cast list:
- Ava Gardner
- Ian McShane
- Richard Wattis
- Cyril Cusack
- Stephanie Beacham
- David Whitman
- Fabia Drake
- Sinéad Cusack
- Joanna Lumley
- Jenny Hanley
- Madeline Smith
- Bruce Robinson
- Victoria Fairbrother
I must admit I can’t remember ever seeing this one but it might be worth a look judging by the trailer. I’ve added a clip from the BFI at the bottom of this page.
The Ballad of Tam Lin Blu-ray
The BFI don’t mention of any restoration work only confirming it as “Presented in High Definition”.
They do list a lot of extras that I’ve listed below.
- 1 Disc
- Region: B
- Video: 1080p High Definition
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio Mono
- Language: English
- Running Time: 106 mins approx
- Rating: 15
- Audio Commentary by BFI Flipside (Co-founders William Fowler & Vic Pratt)
- Love You and Leave You For Dead (2021, 11 mins) (Ian McShane on Tam Lin)
- An Eerie Tale to Tell(2021, 10 mins) Stephanie Beacham on Tam Lin
- Ballad of a B-Movie: Revisiting Tam Lin (2021, 12 mins) (Roddy McDowall Interview )
- Legendary Ladies of the Silver Screen: Ava Gardner (1998, 17 mins)
- Adventures Along the Way (2022, 32 mins) (Madeline Smith)
- Listening In (2022, 27 mins) (Jacqui McShee)
- Hans Zimmer on Stanley Myers (2021, 20 mins, Audio Only)
- Red Red? Red (Jim Weiss, Chris Maudison, John Phillips, 1971, 34 mins)
- Border Country (26 mins)
- Theatrical Trailer
- Illustrated Booklet (First Pressing Only)
You can pre-order the blu-ray now on Amazon for £14.99 (Price correct as of 28.09.22).
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The Ballad of Tam Lin blu-ray releases on 10th October 2022 in the UK.
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