British Universities Film & Video Council

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Psyched-Up: Mind-Bending Films on 4 (1987-1992)

With the recent unprecedented multi-platform release (5th July 2013) of Ben Wheatley’s A Field in England, which has been variously described as “a psychedelic Western” (Sound on Sight), “a psychedelic Civil War-era chiller” (Movie Mail) and “a psychedelic trip into magic and madness” (Film4), it seems like a good opportunity to take a trip back to reassess some of the weird, wonderful and forgotten ‘fantasy’ films financed by Channel 4 over the years.