Woodfall Films' portmanteau feature is a major rediscovery, never before released in the UK. Comprised of three compelling tales, it brings together a trio of Britain's most innovative directors and embodies the creativity and audacity at the heart of Swinging Sixties cinema. Red White and Zero is released in a Dual Format Edition on the BFI Flipside label on 10 December 2018 packaged with extras including the 1968 documentary, - About The White Bus, a new interview with editor Kevin Brownlow and an audio commentary by Adrian Martin.
Although missing a section at the start, this partial recreation (commissioned by the BFI using our newly remastered digital print) gives a fascinating glimpse of how the distribution company United Artists intended to promote this important Woodfall film to the audiences in 1967. This footage was included in - About The White Bus.
Comic legend Zero Mostel (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum) mixes slapstick and surrealism as a tardy opera star traversing London in The Ride of the Valkyrie, while The White Bus, scripted by Shelagh Delaney (A Taste of Honey), blends realism, poetry and New Wave detachment as a young woman travels home to the north of England. Tony Richardson (Tom Jones) directs Vanessa Redgrave in the final part of the film, Red and Blue, a musical, melancholy romantic reverie.
See what appears to be an original, previously unseen trailer for Red White and Zero at the link above.