A Field In England will get simultaneous cinema, DVD and TV release in the UK

Ambitious multi-platform release planned for July 2013

If you’re looking forward to seeing Ben Wheatley’s A Field In England (and after the astonishing run of Down Terrace, Kill List and Sightseers, you should be), it looks like you’ll have plenty of viewing options.

The psychedelic Civil War flick will be the first UK film to be released in cinemas, on DVD, on free TV (on Film4) and on VoD when it arrives on 5 July 2013.

Benefitting from funding support from the BFI Distribution Fund New Models strand (after being financed and developed through Film4’s new-fangled innovation hub Film4.0), there will also be a tie-in ‘digital masterclass’ released around the same time.

Wheatley said of the release model, “It's great to team up with Film4 to make this film and to work with new partners such as Picturehouse and 4DVD. We have tried to innovate with this film, in production and distribution. I'm very proud of the results and look forward to sharing the film with the audience.”

The film, which evades any easy genre classification, sees a group of deserters searching for hidden treasure, before being waylaid by the after effects of a mushroom feast.

You can watch it - in your preferred format - when it’s released in the UK on 5 July 2013.

What will be your preferred viewing format? Tell us below…


    • QuietLife

      May 8th 2013, 13:58

      Did you mean 5 May 2013? If so I'll have to dust off the delorean...

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    • QuietLife

      May 8th 2013, 13:58

      (Not a euphemism...)

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    • RaveyDaveyGravy

      May 8th 2013, 15:39

      Well obviously, if I have a choice between paying and free, Ill be choosing the free option. Im wondering what the point of simultaneous releases like this are? I'd love to see the figures afterwards, see if anybody pays.

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    • Ali1748

      May 8th 2013, 17:15

      Interesting. Pity they choose Film4 which isn't in HD, well at least not on my Sky.

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