Top 10 bestselling BFI DVDs of 2015

It’s time to unveil our countdown of the bestselling DVDs and Blu-rays across our entire collection this year.


10. The Day the Earth Caught Fire

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A BFI restoration of this 1960s apocalyptic classic screened to acclaim as part of the BFI Sci-Fi season and was then released on Blu-ray for the first time.

9. Roberto Rossellini’s The War Trilogy

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This UK Blu-ray premiere of three classics of Italian cinema includes Rome, Open City, described by Martin Scorsese as “The most precious moment of film history.”

8. Man with a Movie Camera

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Dziga Vertov’s 1929 masterpiece was voted the No 1 documentary of all time in a 2015 poll by Sight & Sound.

7. The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands

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Named “the best British war film you’ve never seen” by The Guardian, this BFI National Archive restoration had its world premiere at the 2014 London Film Festival.

6. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

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A classic British film starring the original angry young man, Albert Finney. 

5. Eyes without a Face

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The long-awaited UK Blu-ray release of Georges Franju’s classic poetic horror. One of film critic Mark Kermode’s favourite films.

4. The Leopard

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A classic of world cinema that was one of the most requested ever before the BFI released it in 2004.

3. Seven Samurai

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Akira Kurosawa’s epic samurai film is the biggest-selling title ever released by the BFI.

2. The Sherlock Holmes Collection

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Douglas Wilmer’s portrayal of the Baker Street sleuth is considered by many fans to be the best. This is the first time ever on DVD in the UK for this long unseen television classic.

1. Night Will Fall

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This extraordinary story of the filming of the Nazi concentration camps has become our bestselling documentary title. 

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