Alan Clarke at the BBC Box Set (1969-1989) [Blu-ray]

Release Date: 22 August 2022 | Certificate: Suitable for 18 years and over
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Alan Clarke at the BBC (1969-1989) (Blu-ray Box Set)
Directed by Alan Clarke

Although probably best remembered for the controversial and groundbreaking dramas Scum, Made in Britain and The Firm, the breadth of Alan Clarke’s radical, political, innovative, inspirational work, along with his influence on generations of filmmakers, such as Gus Van Sant, Paul Greengrass, Andrea Arnold, Harmony Korine, Clio Barnard, Shane Meadows, should see him rightly regarded as one of Britain’s greatest ever filmmaking talents
This collection brings together twenty-two stand-alone BBC TV dramas that Alan Clarke directed between 1969 and 1989, including such neglected classics as
To Encourage the Others, Horace, Penda’s Fen, Diane, Contact, Christine and Elephant, and also includes Scum and Clarke’s original Director’s Cut of The Firm, assembled from his personal answer print, discovered in 2015.

This 12-Disc Box Set also includes a raft of additional materials, including David Leland introductions, extracts from BBC discussion shows Open Air and Tonight, and recently-produced documentaries and audio commentaries.

Films:
The Last Train through Harecastle Tunnel (1969), Sovereign’s Company (1970), The Hallelujah Handshake (1970), To Encourage the Others (1972), Under the Age (1972), Horace (1972), The Love Girl and the Innocent (1973), Penda’s Fen (1974), A Follower for Emily (1974), Diane (1975), Funny Farm (1975), Scum (1977), Nina (1978), Danton’s Death (1978), Beloved Enemy (1981), Psy-Warriors (1981), Baal (1982), Stars of the Roller State Disco (1984), Contact (1985), Christine (1987), The Firm: Director’s Cut (1989), The Firm: Broadcast Version (1989), Elephant (1989

Extras:

  • Alan Clarke: Out of His Own Light (2016, 270 mins)
  • Three short introductions by David Leland (1991)
  • Eight audio commentaries (Diane, Scum, Bukovsky, Contact, Christine, Elephant, The Firm (x2))
  • Bukovsky (Alan Clarke, 1977, 50 mins) + outtakes
  • Archival BBC discussion programmes (77 mins total)
  • Interview with A F N Clarke (2016, 22 mins): interview with the writer of Contact
  • Alan Clarke interview (1989, 10 mins)
  • Stills galleries
Release Date: 22 August 2022
Certificate: 18 - Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18, by placing an order for this product you are declaring that you are 18 years or over.

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