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  Dual Format Edition (Blu-ray/DVD), release on 20 January 2020, with simultaneous BFI Player, iTunes and Amazon Prime release.

A gang of juvenile delinquents tear up post-war London in Cosh Boy, Lewis Gilbert's (Alfie and The Spy Who Loved Me) energetic X-rated drama, which provides a penetrating portrait of 1950s Britain and its simmering social tensions. On 20 January 2020, Cosh Boy will become the 40th release in the BFI Flipside series, released in a Dual Format Edition with extras including short films by Lewis Gilbert and more. It will be launched with a special screening event and discussion with Flipside founders at BFI Southbank - details below.

Roy (James Kenney) is a brash, chain-smoking thug who bullies his friends (including Rene, played by a young Joan Collins) into subservience. He and his gang assault and rob people on the street, but things get increasingly dangerous when their behaviour escalates, with tragic consequences.

Flipside at 40 - Special event & discussion, Wednesday 15 January, 18:30, NFT1 at BFI Southbank - special guest actor Caroline Munro.

BFI Flipside unearths obscure cinema and TV must-sees, in an ongoing mission to curate an alternative Brit-screen history in deluxe home entertainment editions. This special one-off celebration event will feature rarely-screened shorts and sharp shockers and will be followed by a discussion with Flipside perpetrators Sam Dunn, Jane Giles, William Fowler, Vic Pratt, Jo Botting and Douglas Weir.
  Graeme Clark [20 Dec 2019 at 00:04]
     

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