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One of the finest British films ever made, this benchmark of kitchen-sink realism follows the self-defeating professional and romantic pursuits of a miner turned rugby player eking out an existence in drab Yorkshire. With an astonishing, raging performance by a young Richard Harris, an equally blistering turn by fellow Oscar nominee Rachel Roberts as the widow with whom he lodges, and electrifying direction by Lindsay Anderson, in his feature-film debut following years of documentary work, This Sporting Life remains a dramatic powerhouse.SPECIAL EDITION DOUBLE-DISC SET FEATURES: New, restored high-definition digital transfer Audio commentary featuring Paul Ryan, editor of Never Apologise: The Collected Writings of Lindsay Anderson, and David Storey, screenwriter and author of This Sporting Life Theatrical trailer Lindsay Anderson: Lucky Man? (2004, 30 min), a BBC Scotland documentary featuring interviews with many of the director s close friends and collaborators New video interview with Lois Sutcliffe Smith, Anderson s close friend and president of the Lindsay Anderson Memorial Foundation Meet the Pioneers (1948), Lindsay Anderson s first documentary short Wakefield Express (1952), Anderson s short-film contribution to England s Free Cinema series, shot in the same town that served as the location for This Sporting Life Is That All There Is? (1992, 50 min), Anderson s autobiographical, final film PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by film scholar Neil Sinyard and writings by Anderson, including his groundbreaking article, Stand Up! Stand Up!
Aspect Ratio ‏ : ‎ 1.66:1
Is Discontinued By Manufacturer ‏ : ‎ No
MPAA rating ‏ : ‎ NR (Not Rated)
Product Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 0.56 x 5.32 x 7.54 inches; 2.88 ounces
Item model number ‏ : ‎ CRRN1737DVD
Director ‏ : ‎ Lindsay Anderson
Media Format ‏ : ‎ Multiple Formats, Dolby, Widescreen, Black & White, Restored, NTSC
Run time ‏ : ‎ 2 hours and 15 minutes
Release date ‏ : ‎ January 22, 2008
Actors ‏ : ‎ Richard Harris
Studio ‏ : ‎ Criterion Collection
ASIN ‏ : ‎ B000XPSC16
Country of Origin ‏ : ‎ USA
Number of discs ‏ : ‎ 2

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