More Views

Contact Contact

Be the first to review this product

by Alan Clarke by Alan Clarke
£14.99

* Required Fields

Description

Details

Directed by Alan Clarke (Scum, The Firm), and adapted by A F N Clarke from his own autobiographical book, Contact is a powerful, unsensational drama about a platoon of British Paratroopers on border patrol in South Armagh. Finely-judged performances from Sean Chapman (Scum, Made In Britain) and the rest of the cast combine with fluid hand-held camerawork and night-vision imagery to create a sparse, documentary-like effect, expertly capturing the fear, confusion and bravery of uniformed soldiers fighting against an unseen enemy. Winner of the Golden Leopard’s Eye for Best TV Film at the 1985 Locarno Film Festival, Contact is released here with the critically acclaimed 1981 Alan Clarke BBC drama Psy-Warriors, and an extensive selection of extra features. Directed by Alan Clarke (Scum, The Firm), and adapted by A F N Clarke from his own autobiographical book, Contact is a powerful, unsensational drama about a platoon of British Paratroopers on border patrol in South Armagh. Finely-judged performances from Sean Chapman (Scum, Made In Britain) and the rest of the cast combine with fluid hand-held camerawork and night-vision imagery to create a sparse, documentary-like effect, expertly capturing the fear, confusion and bravery of uniformed soldiers fighting against an unseen enemy. Winner of the Golden Leopard’s Eye for Best TV Film at the 1985 Locarno Film Festival, Contact is released here with the critically acclaimed 1981 Alan Clarke BBC drama Psy-Warriors, and an extensive selection of extra features.

Extras

  • Remastered in High Definition
  • David Leland introduction (1991, 4 mins)
  • Optional audio commentary with actor Sean Chapman
  • AFN Clarke on Contact (2016,22 mins): interview with the writer
  • Making Contact (2016): gallery of location stills
  • PSY-Warriors (Alan Clarke, 1981, 73 mins)
  • Know your Enemy (2016, 18 mins): documentary on the making of Contactand Psy-Warriors, featuring interviews with David Leland, Sean Chapman and filmmakers Paul Greengrassand Stephen Frears
  • Additional Info

    Additional Info

    SKU 5035673020883
    Catalogue Number BFIB1256 / BFIV2088
    Year 1985
    Director Alan Clarke
    Format DVD, Blu-Ray
    Publisher(s) BFI
    Countries United Kingdom
    Aspect ratio 1.33:1
    Colour Colour
    Sound Blu-ray: LPCM 2.0 mono audio (48kHz/24-bit) ; DVD: Dolby Digital 2.0 mono audio (320kbps)
    Subtitles optional hard-of-hearing subtitles
    Language(s) English
    Running time 66 minutes
    DVD region 2
    Blu-ray region B
    Certificate 15

    Customer Reviews

    Write Your Own Review

    Only registered users can write reviews. Please, log in or register

    Tags