The Long Good Friday

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HandMade Films
Directed by: John Mackenzie

A combustible performance from Bob Hoskins is the fuse that lights this underworld saga, a landmark of British crime cinema. Hoskins plays Harold Shand, an ambitious London mobster who, just as he attempts to close a major real-estate deal with the American Mafia, finds his crime empire rocked by a string of attacks, sending him on a ruthless quest to find out who’s responsible. Abetted by an ice-cool performance from Helen Mirren as Shand’s in-command moll, The Long Good Friday is not only a gripping gangster thriller but also a vivid portrait of late-1970s Britain—a powder keg of cultural and political tensions on the verge of explosion.

Technical Specifications

Format: Blu-ray
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: English 1.0 PCM Mono
Subtitles: English
Region: A
Discs: 2 Discs |  BD-50
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  • Audio commentary with director John Mackenzie
  • An Accidental Studio (2019), a documentary about the early years of HandMade Films
  • Introduction by Criterion Collection curatorial director Ashley Clark
  • Documentary about the making of the film featuring interviews with Mackenzie and actors Bob Hoskins and Helen Mirren
  • Program comparing the soundtracks for the UK and U.S. releases
  • Trailers
  • An essay by critic Ryan Gilbey

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