Distant Voices Still Lives DVD

Distant Voices Still Lives DVD
Terence Davies' stunning debut feature Distant Voices, Still Lives was instantly recognised as a masterpiece on its release in 1988 and the director hailed as one of Britain's most gifted and remarkable filmmakers. Drawn from his own family memories, Distant Voices, Still Lives is a strikingly intimate portrait of working class life in 1940s and 1950s Liverpool. Focusing on the real-life experiences of his mother, sisters and brother whose lives are thwarted by their brutal, sadistic father (a chilling performance by Pete Postlethwaite), the film shows us beauty and terror in equal measure. Davies uses the traditional family gatherings of births, marriages and deaths to paint a lyrical portrait of family life - of love, grief, and the highs and lows of being human, a 'poetry of the everyday' that is at once deeply autobiographical and universally resonant. Available for the first time on DVD, Distant Voices, Still Lives is presented here in a beautiful new digital restoration - a fitting showcase for the stunning debut of one of contemporary cinema's true poets.

Special Features
Full Feature Commentary By Director Terence Davies, Filmed Interview With Terence Davies, Filmed Introduction With Art Director Miki Van Zwanenberg, Original Trailer, Fully Illustrated Booklet
Specifications
Aspect Ratio1.78:1
Aspect Ratio1.77:1 (16:9)
AudioEnglish
BBFC12
Case TypeAmaray Single
CastPete Postlethwaite,Freda Dowie,Angela Walsh
ColourColour
DirectorTerence Davies
Discs1
FormatIncludes - Booklet
FormatDVD
HOH (Hard of Hearing)No
LanguageEnglish
RegionDVD 2
Released2007-07-28
Run Time80
Special Features
SubtitleEnglish
Year1988

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