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The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (R2/UK BD) in March

BFI have announced the UK DVD and Blu-ray Disc release of The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner on 23rd March 2009. Tom Courtenay stars as a defiant teenager rebelling against the system who discovers a talent for cross-country running. This British New Wave film directed by Tony Richardson also stars Michael Redgrave.

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner is re-issued on DVD (£17.99 RRP) and released on Blu-ray (£22.99 RRP) in new High-Definition transfers, alongside Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (Karel Reisz, 1960).

Features include:

  • 1.78:1 aspect ratio
  • Subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • Commentary by film historian Robert Murphy, with lead actor Tom Courtenay and writer Alan Sillitoe
  • Video essay by cinematographer Walter Lassally (19mins)
  • Momma Don’t Allow (1956), Tony Richardson’s Free Cinema documentary shot by Walter Lassally (22mins)
  • Illustrated booklet including essays and biographies

The Blu-ray Disc is coded for Region B and all extras are in HD (1080/24).

Last updated: 09/05/2018 00:26:39

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