The first new trailer in four decades for Stanley Kubrick’s Oscar® and BAFTA-winning historical masterpiece Barry Lyndon is released online today, ahead of the film’s re-release in cinemas across the UK on 29 July 2016.
Commissioned by the BFI in association with Warner Bros. Pictures and created by Ignition Creative London, the new trailer – the first since the film’s original release in 1975 – has a strong contemporary feel to appeal to new audiences. It focuses on the different and conflicting roles and characteristics of 18th century Irish wanderer Redmond Barry (later Barry Lyndon), played by Ryan O’Neal, whose adventures see him climb from innocent rural lad to a lying, cheating English nobleman.
A modern version of the film’s famous main title music – George Frideric Handel’s ‘Sarabande’ (from Suite in D minor HWV 437) – adds pace and heightens the dramatic impact of the action on screen, which is as fresh and exciting today as it was forty years ago.
The trailer has been enthusiastically approved by Jan Harlan, Stanley Kubrick’s Executive Producer, who said:
“The trailer does the film justice. Brilliant. I am looking forward to watching the film again.”
Cinemas that will be showing Barry Lyndon from 29 July are listed here, with more to follow in the coming weeks: www.bfi.org.uk/releases
Barry Lyndon is the fifth film to be re-released by the BFI in an on-going partnership with Warner Bros., which has resulted in thousands of people being able to see Doctor Zhivago, Blade Runner: The Final Cut, 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Shining back on the big screen.