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Upcoming and recent Blu-Ray releases

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It's All Happening
24 June 2019
Region 2 PAL, 97 mins, 1.66:1, Colour, Mono English, Subtitles English.
Theatrical trailer
Image gallery
PDF material

Shortly before he left EMI for Ember, John Barry appeared as himself in It's All Happening.  This film musical was basically a vehicle for Tommy Steele and quite likely part of the lure to acquire him from his lengthy stay with the rival record label, Decca.

In the film, Barry is seen conducting an orchestra which accompanied fellow EMI artistes Johnny De Little (a Barry protege) and American visitor Dick Kallman in (mock) studio recording sessions.

Apart from this on-screen appearance, Barry also arranged and accompanied songs by Tommy Steele and Marion Ryan.

Also appearing in the film were EMI artistes Shane Fentone (later better known as Alvin Stardust), The Clyde Valley Stompers, Carol Deene, Russ Conway, Danny Williams and Geoff Love.  Barry did work with Conway and Williams on record, but not on this occasion.

N.B. Both DVD and Blu-ray are available for pre-order, but are only available while stocks last!!

Blu-ray version on Network website

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28 May 2019
Shout Factory are releasing Boom! on Blu-Ray on May 28, 2019.

Info from the Shout Factory website:

113 min, 2.35:1, English, Region A,    Subtitles: English

Taylor and Burton are explosive in this "heady serio-comic brew [from] Tennessee Williams ..." — Time Out

Cinema icons (and twice-married couple) Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton light up the screen in what acclaimed playwright Tennessee Williams (A Streetcar Named Desire) described as the best film adaptation of his work he'd ever seen. Sissy Goforth (Taylor), the world's richest woman, has retired to her lavish island estate to dictate her memoirs. Her reclusive lifestyle is thrown into upheaval when roguish poet Chris Flanders (Burton) washes up on her beach. With the mysterious habit of calling upon a lady one step before the undertaker, Flanders has become known as "The Angel Of Death" — but an undaunted Goforth opts to tempt fate when she chooses to take Flanders as her next — and last — lover.

A notorious bomb on its initial release, Boom! has since built up a cult following for its one-of-a-kind mixture of camp, lyricism, and the highly combustible chemistry of its two leads. More than fifty years after Boom!'s debut, Shout! Factory invites you to light the fuse on a re-examination of this highly unusual drama.
Bonus Features

    NEW Audio Commentary With Filmmaker John Waters
    NEW "The Sound Of A Bomb: Contextualizing Boom!" With Film Critic/Author Alonso Duralde
    Original Theatrical Trailer
    Vintage Photo Galleries

Product Information


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They Might Be Giants
11 June 2019
Kino Lorber Studio Classics, Color, 91 Minutes 1.85:1, Rated G, Optional English subtitles
• Audio Commentary with Director Anthony Harvey and Film Archivist Robert A. Harris
• Madness… It's Beautiful - Featurette
• Special expanded version, featuring additional footage not seen in the original theatrical release.
• Theatrical Trailer

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Howard The Duck
22 Apr 2019
British label 101 Films Collector's Edition.

Synopsis: From executive producer George Lucas and the pages of Marvel Comics comes a comedy adventure spectacular about a fast-talking, cigar-chomping, beer-loving duck from a parallel universe who crashes to Earth and somehow winds up in Cleveland. As Howard attempts to return to his own planet, he falls in love with rock singer Beverly Switzler (Lea Thompson, Back to the Future) and must battle an evil invader known as the Dark Overlord.

This wacky, elaborately produced spoof of life, love, comic books and horror movies is a misunderstood cult classic, ripe for rediscovery.

Special Features and Technical Specs:

    Howard: A New Cult Hero: Vic Pratt on Howard the Duck
    Commentary with Wil Jones and Robert J.E. Simpson
    Commentary with Charlie Brigden and Dan Whitehead
    Limited edition booklet: includes 'How 'The Duck Who Couldn't Swim' Survived a Sinking Ship' by Lister Appleton and 'The Madness of King George' by Charlie Brigden
    Additional Extras
    A Look Back at Howard the Duck
    Releasing the Duck News Featurette
    The Stunts of Howard the Duck
    The Special Effects of Howard the Duck
    The Music of Howard the Duck
    Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature

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The Scarlet Letter
2 Jan 2019
KL Studio Classics, 2.35:1, 135 mins, Region A (Anamorphic, NTSC)
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Robin and Marian
20 Nov 2018
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,
107 min.,
SpecialFeatures: Theatrical Trailer,
AspectRatio: 16 X 9, ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 1.85:1
Region A
No subtitles
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The Quiller Memorandum
19 March, 2019
The Quiller Memorandum (1966) will be released on Blu-ray by Twilight Time on March 19, 2019. This will be a limited edition of 3000 copies. This will be from a new 4K transfer.
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The Wrong Box
19 Nov 2018
Limited Blu-ray Edition (World Blu-ray premiere) • High Definition remaster
• Original mono audio
• The British Entertainment History Project Interview with Bryan Forbes (1994): archival audio recording of the celebrated filmmaker in conversation with Roy Fowler
• New and exclusive audio commentary with film historians Josephine Botting and Vic Pratt
• Interview with Nanette Newman (2018): the award-winning actor talks about The Wrong Box and her work with husband Bryan Forbes
• Original theatrical trailer
• Image gallery: promotional photography and publicity material
• New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
• Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Vic Pratt, an overview of contemporary critical responses and historic articles on the film
• World premiere on Blu-ray
• Limited Edition of 3,000 copies


The Knack... and How to Get It
June 18, 2018, United Kingdom, Blu-ray + DVD, BFI Video, 1965, 84 min, Region B
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February 8, 2018 (Apparently delayed - but was delivered on Feb 5!)
United Kingdom, Region B, Dual Format Edition / Blu-ray + DVD, Signal One Entertainment, 1968, 120 min.


The L-Shaped Room
Dec 19, 2017

Based on Lynne Reid Banks’ best-selling novel, The L-Shaped Room (1962) tells the tale of a young woman (the superb Leslie Caron), unmarried and pregnant, who takes a bed-sit in a run-down London rooming house to consider her situation. Screenwriter-director Bryan Forbes brings to vibrant life an eccentric community of misfits who become a kind of surrogate family; the stunning cast includes the wonderful likes of Tom Bell, Brock Peters, Cicely Courtneidge, and Patricia Phoenix. Beautifully shot by Douglas Slocombe, and featuring incidental music by John Barry.
Starring: Leslie Caron, Tom Bell, Brock Peters, Avis Bunnage, Emlyn Williams, Cicely Courtneidge, Bernard Lee

Directed By: Bryan Forbes; Written By: Bryan Forbes; 
Score By: John Barry (Jazz Club Sequence); Language: English; Video: 1080p High Definition / 1.66:1 / B&W; Audio: English 1.0 DTS-HD MA; Subtitles: English SDH; Theatrical Release: 1962; Runtime: 126 Minutes; Rating: NR; Region Code: Region Free (A/B/C); Special Features: Isolated Music & Effects Track / Audio Commentary with Film Historians Lem Dobbs, Julie Kirgo, and Nick Redman / Original Theatrical Trailer; Genre: Drama; Limited Edition of 3,000 Units

 The L-Shaped Room Blu-Ray


The Chase
25 September 2017
United Kingdom, Powerhouse
Limited Dual Format Edition (UK Blu-ray premiere) Nick Redman: "It's the same 4k restoration as we released last year - they licensed our commentary and the isolated score that Mike Matessino created from us as well."

• 4K restoration from the original negative
( 4K means that the transfer is a 4K scan - on a blu-ray it is of course reflected as 1080p)
• Original mono audio
• Audio commentary with film historians Lem Dobbs, Julie Kirgo, and Nick Redman
• Arthur Penn on ‘The Chase’ (1996, tbc mins): previously unseen footage from Paul Joyce’s documentary Marlon Brando: The Wild One
• Matthew Penn on ‘The Chase’ (2017, tbc mins): a new interview with director Arthur Penn’s son
• James Fox on ‘The Chase’ (2017, tbc mins): the renowned actor interviewed by Richard Ayoade
• Super 8 version: original cut-down home cinema presentation
• Isolated Score: experience John Barry’s original soundtrack music
• Original theatrical trailer
• Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
• New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
• Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Christina Newland, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and historic articles on the film
• UK premiere on Blu-ray
• Limited Dual Format Edition of 3,000 copies
• More TBC
BBFC cert: 15



The Lion in Winter
Digitally Restored
17 Oct. 2016,
United Kingdom,
Region B/2,
128 minutes
Bonus features:

New interview with John Castle
New interview with editor John Bloom
Director’s commentary
O’Toole on Hepburn – 5 min excerpt from TCM interview



The Chase
October 30, 2016
Video: 1080p High Definition / 2.35:1 / Color
Audio: English 1.0 DTS-HD MA
Subtitles: English SDH
Theatrical Release: 1966
Runtime: 134 Minutes
Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Region Code: Region Free (A/B/C)
Special Features: Isolated Score Track / Audio Commentary with Film Historians Lem Dobbs, Julie Kirgo, and Nick Redman / Original Theatrical Trailer
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Beat Girl
(Wild for Kicks)
25 April, 2016
BFI, Dual Format Edition Blu-ray + DVD, BFI Video , 1960, 89 min, Region B

Beat Girl DVD/Blu-ray Extras:

• Newly remastered in 2K and presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition
• Original theatrical version (87 mins): from the negative, preserved by the BFI National Archive
• Alternative version (92 mins) (Blu-ray only)
• Alternative sequences (3 mins) (DVD only)
• Extended version (92 mins): featuring an additional sequences with David Farrar and Noëlle Adam
• An interview with Gillian Hills (2016, 25 mins)
• Cross-Roads (John Fitchen, 1955, 25 mins): supernatural short featuring Christopher Lee
• Beauty in Brief (c. 1955, 4 mins): forgotten saucy 1950s pin-up short
• Goodnight with Sabrina (c. 1958, 3 mins): glamour short starring 1950s TV bombshell Sabrina, aka Norma Sykes
• Illustrated booklet with new essays by Gillian Hills, Vic Pratt, Johnny Trunk and Jo Botting, and full film credits

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Howard The Duck
8 March, 2016
Universal Studios, 110 min, 1080p, 1.85, Region A
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Born Free
December 8, 2015, Twlight Time.
English, 1080p High Definition / 2.35:1, English 1.0 DTS-HD MA, Subtitltes: English SDH, 1966 / Color, 96 minutes
Special Features: Isolated Score Track / Audio Commentary with Film Historians Jon Burlingame, Julie Kirgo, and Nick Redman / Original Theatrical Trailers
Region Code: Region Free (A/B/C)
Twilight Time
Twilight Time Insider

"According to our contacts at Sony, this is one of the most expensive  and time-consuming restorations they have recently undertaken. 4K all the way."

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Monte Walsh
July, 2015, Screen Archives release.


Six-Five Special
May 4, 2015, Network (Britain), Region B/2, PAL, 85 minutes
Performances by Lonnie Donegan, Cleo Laine and Johnny Dankworth, Petula Clark, The John Barry Seven and many more.
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White Buffalo
April 28, 2015, Studio: Kino Lorber, 97 minutes
Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Anamorphic, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen, Region: Region A/1,  DVD Release
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The Tamarind Seed
February 9, 2015, Network (Britain)
music suite featuring John Barry's outstanding film score - See more here


Raise The Titanic
February 9, 2015, Network (Britain)
music suite featuring John Barry's outstanding film score - See more here


The Legend of the Lone Ranger
February 9, 2015, Network (Britain)
music suite featuring John Barry's outstanding film score - See more here


The Quiller Memorandum
July 28, 2014,
2.35:1, 104 mins, Region B


Monte Walsh
March 21, 2014, 16:9 - 2.35:1
106 mins, Region B (Germany) "Restaurierte HD Neuabtastung"


Somewhere in Time
March 4, 2014,
+ Ultraviolet
1.85:1, English: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0
French: DTS 2.0, 103 mins, Region A


January 22, 2014
Colour, 2.35:1, English 2.0 DTS-HD MA / English 1.0 DTS-HD MA, Region Free, 138 mins. Isolated Score Track.
(on the 50th anniversary of the film's premiere, and the 135th anniversary of the battle of Rorke's Drift) Link


Die Todesfalle (Deadfall)
November 22, 2013
Dolby, PAL, Surround Sound, Widescreen 16:9 - 1.66:1, 119 mins. Deutsch (Dolby Digital 2.0), English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Region B/2


Die Legende vom Lone Ranger
12. Juli 2013
Colour, Widescreen, PAL, German, English, Region B/2, Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1, Number of discs: 1, 97 minutes


Raise The Titanic
January 21, 2014
(BluRay/DVD Combo), Anamorphic, Blu-ray, Color, NTSC, Widescreen, English, Region A/1, 1.85:1, 114 minutes


Peggy Sue Got Married
July 30, 2013, Region A , 1.85:1


Howard The Duck (Howard - Ein tierischer Held
January 18, 2013, Region A , 1.85:1, Deutsch (DTS-HD 2.0), Englisch (DTS-HD 2.0)
Untertitel: Englisch, Region: Region B/2, Bildseitenformat: 16:9 - 1.77:1
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Remaining Bonds released on Blu-ray format
The remaining James Bond movies were released on the Blu-ray format. October 1, 2012.
The titles scored by John Barry are:
You Only Live Twice
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Diamonds are Forever
A View to a Kill
The Living Daylights


The Lion in Winter
DVD & Blu-Ray, Denmark, Fox/MGM, Widescreen 1.78:1, English - Dolby Digital Stereo (2.0), Subtitles Danish ; Finnish ; Norwegian ; Swedish,134 mins.


September 10, 2012, Region B/2, language: English, subtitles: English, Universal Pictures UK
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Follow Me
September 05, 2012, Japan, Color, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen
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High Road to China
17 April 2012, Subtitles: English, Region A (B, C untested)
User comment: "Sad to report that the High Road To China Blu ray is locked to zone A.... The sound is mono and distorts ever so slightly whenever the score gets loud. The picture is generally quite milky. However, it is letterboxed correctly and image detail is good. It's just great to be able to watch this fun little movie again."- Mike.
High Road To China - Blu-Ray


31 October 2011, UK, Region B


The Persuaders
19 September, 2011, UK
Special features
The Persuaders! on Blu-ray


Bruce Lee - Mein letzter Kampf - Uncut
9 September, 2011, Germany
Format: Widescreen, Sprache (language): Englisch (English) (DTS-HD 7.1) , Untertitel (sub-titles): Deutsch (German), Region: Region B/2 Bildseitenformat (screen format): 16:9 - 2.35:1, 100 Minuten
Bruce Lee Game Of Death Blu-Ray (German)


The Specialist
16 August, 2011, USA


Jagged Edge
17 May, 2011, USA, Image Entertainment,|1985, 108 min, Region A


Midnight Cowboy
2 May, 2011, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Region B


15 February, 2011, United States, Lionsgate Home Entertainment, "15th Anniversary Edition" (the film opened in 1992...)


Dances With Wolves
11 January, 2011, United States, 20th Anniversary Edition, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1990, 236 min. Region A (USA), Locked to Zone A.


Mecury Rising
14 September, 2010, 111 min


7 September, 2010, 92 mins. Collectors report it is definitely NOT region locked, and WILLplay on un-modifiedUK Blu ray players.


18 May, 2010. Criterion, 1971, 1.78:1, 100 mins. Region A.
* Audio commentary featuring director Nicolas Roeg and actress Jenny Agutter
* Video interviews with Agutter and actor Luc Roeg
* Gulpilil—One Red Blood (2002), an hour-long documentary on the life and career of actor David Gulpilil
* Theatrical trailer
* A booklet featuring an essay by author Paul Ryan
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The Party's Over
17 May, 2010. with bonus DVD, 2 Discs, Bfi Video. "A rare and controversial look at the dark side of life lived by young people on the edge of mainstream society, starring Oliver Reed and directed by celebrated James Bond director, Guy Hamilton"
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Out Of Africa
27 April 2010, 161 mins, USA. US release Region A, B (C untested) There's also a European bluray release in The Netherlands, e.g. Free Record Shop site. Though or do not list it.


Der mit dem Wolf tanzt - Jubiläums Edition
4 February 2010, Germany, (2 Discs) Widescreen, Deutsch (DTS-HD 5.1), Deutsch (DTS-HD 7.1), Englisch (DTS-HD 5.1), Englisch (DTS-HD 7.1), Untertitel: Deutsch, 16:9 - 2.35:1, 234 Min.


Dances With Wolves
november 2009


The Deep
7 July, 2009. Widescreen 2.35:1; 1080p; 5.1 Dolby TrueHD, 124 minutes, Region free. On December 7, 2010, Image Entertainment will re-release half a dozen movies previously released on Blu-ray by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment: ... The Deep,


Howard The Duck
1 Sept, 2009. PAL, All Regions, 110 minutes
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King Kong
17 June, 2009, Aspect ratio: 2.35:1, 134 min. Audio: English, French, Spanish. Subtitles
French, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Japanese,
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Indecent Proposal
Paramount Pictures, 1993, 117 mins, Rated R, Jun 09, 2009
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The Man with the Golden Gun
12 May, 2009
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Recent releases

Goldfinger, Moonraker
24 March, 2009

Goldfinger Blu Ray Moonraker Blu Ray



The Ipcress File
10 Nov 2008, 107 minutes.

The Ipcress File (Blu-Ray)


3 Nov 2008, 133 minutes
Zulu (Blu-Ray)


James Bond
Dr. No, From Russia With Love, Thunderball,
October 2008, Separate titles and collections.


Body Heat
7 Oct 2008, 113 minutes, Region free
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Windmill Publications

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Specialising in book publications and CD releases about John Barry and our book "Hit ans Miss: The Story of The John Barry Seven.

PIA website

Have a look at our old "Play It Again" label website here.

Play It Again Records CD catalogue offered the discerning listener a wide choice of digitally re-mastered recordings from film and television, and rare collections of work from the likes of Don Black and Ron Grainer.

Contact the JB site

If you wish to send an email, for example with content for the website, please contact Geoff Leonard:

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Bristol, UK

Geoff (owner) and Ruud (webmaster) have been running the John Barry website since June 18, 2001.

This website is not endorsed by the composer's family.
Use of copyrighted materials and logos are for promotional purposes only.

All files on this website are for personal use only and cannot be bought or sold.


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John Barry related Events or Concerts

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A lot more James Bond concerts collected on the link below, I have put them all in this news item. So check it out from there!


James Bond Concert Spectacular

Q The Music Show
James Bond Concert Spectacular
Saturday 2nd November 2019
Wyvern Theatre
Theatre Square
Wiltshire, SN1 1QN


Guest Compere: Caroline Bliss – Moneypenny in The Living Daylights & Licence To Kill.

James Bond Concert Spectacular

Q The Music Show
James Bond Concert Spectacular
Sunday 24nd November 2019
West Cliff Theatre
Tower Road
CO15 1LE


Guest Compere: Caroline Bliss – Moneypenny in The Living Daylights & Licence To Kill.