Five early films by Thaddeus O'Sullivan have been released on DVD by the Irish Film Institute and St Mary's University, London as part of the IFI's ongoing series of archive-based DVD releases.

The two-disc, digitally remastered DVD features five films made by O'Sullivan between 1974 and 1985, including the BAFTA-nominated The Woman Who Married Clark Gable (1985) and a rarely shown film on Jack B. Yeats (1981).

O'Sullivan would go on to direct December Bride, Ordinary Decent Criminal and Stella Days. His television work includes Amber and the Emmy Award-winning Into the Storm/Churchill at War.

"We feel the appeal of these remarkable films reaches beyond academic audiences and that they will be of significance to anyone interested in brave and creative film-making by one of Ireland's foremost directors," said Kasandra O'Connell, Head of the IFI Irish Film Archive.

Thaddeus O'Sullivan: The Early Films, 1974-1985 is available from the IFI Film Shop, on (01) 679 5727 or online at:, priced €19.99 (or €21.99 inc. shipping).