Sir Henry Screening Interviews & News

Steve Roberts introduced the film with ‘Neil innes always describes this film as ‘Written by a drunk, produced by a drunk, directed by a drunk and starred a drunk’, however he forgot to mention that it must also be viewed by drunks’

DVD Extra’s:
Feature commentary with Director Steve Roberts, Sheila Reid (Florrie) & Jeremy Child (Peregrine Maynard)
Original theatrical trailer
Picture Gallery
Scripts for two unshot scenes
script for ‘The Blazing - Old Rawl’s full chant’
original synopsis for the film written by Vivian
Original Film poster
Rawlinson Family Crest
Original Biographies from Charisma Films:
Denise Coffey
J G Devlin
Harry Fowler
Patrick Magee
Sheila Reid
Steve Roberts
...and finally: Subtitles


At the screening we were lucky enough to be able to speak to some of the remaining cast and some of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, mp3's below - More will follow soon.

I was also most pleased to speak to Rodney Slater, unfortunately I didn’t manage to record a word with him, but I should be able to contact him at some point in the future.
Myself, Andy Sloss & John Hobbs (of Rawlinsonend.org.uk) were also surprised to be interviewed at camera point for a possible future DVD extra next time round.
Bottom three pictures courtesy of John Hobbs, for further info visit Rawlinson End

Harry Fowler (Bullethead)

Nicholas McArdle (Seth One-Tooth)


Vernon Dudley Bohay-Nowell

 

Sam Spoons

 

Paul Merton

The flyer that was given out at the screening:

"a comic masterpiece" NME
"a long time since I've laughed so much...a cult in the making" The Guardian
It's a genuine cult phenomenon, it's a true British eccentric oddity, it's been voted "the freakiest film of all time" and now, for the first time ever, Sir Henry at Rawlinson End is coming to DVD.
Unavailable for more than a decade - and currently selling on ebay for vastly inflated sums of money - Sir Henry at Rawlinson End will make its DVD debut on 30 October 2006.
Created by Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band founding member and loveable English eccentric Vivian Stanshall, the character of Sir Henry was originally conceived as a radio play with Stanshall's pal John Peel.
The transition of the character to the big screen saw a cast of familiar Brit faces, headed by Trevor Howard as the eponymous hero, fleshing out Stanshall's manic creations.

The film's reputation has grown over the years - Bizarre magazine voted it its number one All-Time Freakiest Movie almost 20 years after its initial release.

Digital Classics' feature comes as the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band hit the road for a 40th anniversary tour, featuring the original line-up, with long time fans such as Phill Jupitus, Paul Merton and Adrian Edmonson helping take the place of Stanshall, who died in 1995.

Bonus material: Trailer; Commentary with director Steve Roberts, actors Sheila Reid and Jeremy Child; English for hard-of-hearing subtitles (as is so dialogue heavy); picture gallery; trivia

Title: Sir Henry at Rawlinson End
RRP: £14.99 Catalogue No.: DC10028
Release Date: 06 November 2006

For further information or any press materials please contact:
Debbie Murray at Aim Publicity

[phone no. and email] that we won't put on here so she doesn't get flooded with spam.