The Chalk Garden (Limited Edition) [Blu-ray]

Release Date: 26 April 2021 | Certificate: Parental Guidance
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Ronald Neame directs this stately adaptation of Enid Bagnold’s play which tells of a haughty matriarch (Edith Evans) who employs a governess (Deborah Kerr) with a shadowy past to take care of her troubled teenage granddaughter (Hayley Mills), and her neglected garden. John Mills plays the butler who develops a soft spot for the governess, and navigates the fraught interpersonal relationships of the house. A hit with audiences upon its original release, The Chalk Garden benefits from a nuanced screenplay by the great John Michael Hayes (Rear Window) and tasteful photography by Arthur Ibbetson (Where Eagles Dare, Fanatic).


Extras INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES • High Definition remaster • Original mono soundtrack • Audio commentary with film historians Jo Botting and Lucy Bolton (2021) • The BEHP Interview with Ronald Neame (1991): an archival audio recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring the acclaimed director in conversation with Roy Fowler • An appreciation of Maurice Arnold’s score by author and musician David Huckvale (2021) • Original theatrical trailer • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing • Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Melanie Williams, extracts from interviews and autobiographies, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits • UK premiere on Blu-ray • Limited edition of 3,000 copies
Release Date: 26 April 2021
Certificate: PG - Parental Guidance