BFI’s The Ballad of Tam Lin Blu-ray Releases This October 2022

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 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.

The Ballad of Tam Lin Blu-ray


  • 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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