The British Film Institute’s BFI Player Classics streaming service is launching in this country on Friday, 5.14.21. The service offers a collection of roughly 200 classic British films “picked by BFI experts.”

HE to BFI experts: A few days ago Terry Southern biographer Lee Hill wrote on HE that the never-seen Dr. Strangelove pie-fight sequence exists on film and is currently being stored in British Film Institute archives. “The BFI doesn’t publicize this fact,” Hill wrote, “but [the pie-fight footage] has been screened by a few researchers.”

Please offer access to the this footage as part of BFI Player Classics package, and I will sign up immediately. I imagine quite a few others would also become subscribers.