5 Highly commendable package from BFIPaulWJM | 12/07/2010 | See all PaulWJM's reviews (12)The movie can best be described as a surreal dream/nightmare-like experience, something that reminds me of Carl Dreyer's Vampyr in tone and even look, perhaps mixed with the weirder David Lynch material. It was shot in the mid nineties by animators The Quay Brothers, however this is a live-action film with a very sinister antiquated atmosphere. The images and sounds are fascinating in their ability to send the brain on to a strange journey, though there is a loose narrative structure also.This release from BFI is a collector's gem - the film and most extras are included on separate Blu-ray and DVD platters, ensuring that nobody has an excuse not to buy this. The film is presented in B&W 1.66:1, looking sometimes very sharp, sometimes quite grainy on blu-ray but representing the film's actual appearance accurately. Sound is provided by a 2 channel DTS Master Audio track, again reflecting what comes with the negative as accurately as possible. There is a stunning half hour documentary that looks like it was most likely shot in HD because even the definition here is amazing (the Quays are interviewed quite extensively along with the writer and several cast members). There are also three short films by the Quays.Rounding out the package is a gorgeously presented booklet offering plenty of background information. The case is a distinctive transparent type rather than the now traditional translucent blue type, more akin to the Playstation 3 games. For such a niche film this is all round a stupendous Blu-ray/DVD package that makes me want to buy more from BFI.