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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 16 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: September 2, 2008
  • Originally Released: 2008
  • Label: Kino Lorber
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Interviews: Extended Derek Jarman Interview (1991, 69 minutes)
    • Bonus Footage: Introduction by Producer Colin MacCabe

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 8


User Ratings: 282
Rating: 2.5/4 -- An earnest ode to an outlaw artist, Derek lovingly but unadventurously documents the life and art of the late British filmmaker Derek Jarman. Full Review
Slant Magazine
Jun 9, 2008
In Derek, Isaac Julien evokes the graphically complex style of Derek Jarman's radical filmmaking to commemorate the tensions and tangled ambitions of a modern, politically aware gay artist.
New York Press
Jun 11, 2008
Rating: B+ -- Brilliantly serves as a touristy tour into the gay and avant-garde world of Brit cinema. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Jan 27, 2014
Rating: 3/4 -- They're interesting tales lovingly rendered.
Chicago Tribune
Oct 18, 2008
Rating: 3/5 -- This fragmentary portrait of the British filmmaker, painter, set designer and writer Derek Jarman, is a cinematic scrapbook of the life and times of an iconoclast, aesthete and provocateur.
New York Times
Jun 13, 2008
Rating: 4.5/5 -- This homage to one of the world's most creative, impassioned artists paints a fascinating portrait of Derek Jarman's life through the filmmaker's most extensive on-camera interview and a letter of retrospection written and read by long-time collaborator a Full Review
Jul 22, 2009
Rating: 3.5/5 -- Strikes a moody and atmospheric tone that's perfectly suited to Swinton's somnolent voiceover. And a wealth of imagery makes it worth seeking out Full Review
Shadows on the Wall
Jul 14, 2010

Product Description:

Narrated and written by Oscar-winning actress Tilda Swinton, DEREK combines rare archival footage and interviews to create a deeply personal portrait of British countercultural filmmaker Derek Jarman. Part documentary and part biopic, the program offers glimpses into Jarman's punk theater sets and goes behind the scenes of the music videos he made for acts such as the Pet Shop Boys and The Smiths.


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