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Kes

Spine #561



Release:
Apr 19, 2011
$29.95

Number of Discs: 2

Specs
  • 1.66:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

Kes

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Blu-ray


Directed By: Ken Loach
Starring: David Bradley, Freddie Fletcher
Licensor: MGM Home Entertainment

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Named one of the ten best British films of the century by the British Film Institute, Ken Loach's Kes, is cinema's quintessential portrait of working-class Northern England. Billy (an astonishingly naturalistic David Bradley) is a fifteen-year-old miner's son whose close bond with a wild kestrel provides him with a spiritual escape from his dead-end life. Kes brought to the big screen the sociopolitical engagement Loach had established in his work for the BBC, and pushed the British "angry young man" film of the sixties into a new realm of authenticity, using real locations and nonprofessional actors. Loach's poignant coming-of-age drama remains the now legendary director's most beloved and influential film.

Supplements
  • Making "Kes," a new documentary featuring Loach, Menges, producer Tony Garnett, and actor David Bradley
  • The Southbank Show: "Ken Loach," a 1993 profile
  • Cathy Come Home (1966), an early television feature by Loach, with an afterword by film writer Graham Fuller
  • Alternate, internationally released soundtrack, with postsync dialogue
  • Original theatrical trailer

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