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Pre-Order: The Times of Harvey Milk (Blu-ray)



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Released 5 October 2020

A true twentieth-century trailblazer, Harvey Milk was an outspoken human rights activist and the first openly gay U.S. politician elected to public office; even after his assassination, in 1978, he continues to inspire disenfranchised people around the world.

The Oscar-winning The Times of Harvey Milk, directed by Robert Epstein (The Celluloid Closet, Paragraph 175) and produced by Richard Schmiechen, was, like its subject, groundbreaking. One of the first feature documentaries to address gay life in America, it’s a work of advocacy itself, bringing Milk’s message of hope and equality to a wider audience. This exhilarating trove of archival footage and heartfelt interviews is as much a vivid portrait of a time and place (San Francisco’s historic Castro District in the seventies) as a testament to the legacy of a political visionary.

  • Director-approved digital transfer, from the UCLA Film & Television Archive restoration, with DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack

  • Audio commentary featuring director Robert Epstein, co-editor Deborah Hoffmann, and photographer Daniel Nicoletta

  • Interview clips not used in the film

  • Interview with documentary filmmaker Jon Else from 2011

  • Programme from 2011 about The Times of Harvey Milk and Gus Van Sant’s Milk, featuring Epstein, Van Sant, actor James Franco, and Milk friends Cleve Jones, Anne Kronenberg, and Nicoletta
  • Rare collection of audio and video recordings of Milk


  • Excerpts from Epstein’s research tapes, featuring Milk partner Scott Smith


  • Footage from the film’s Castro Theatre premiere and the 1984 Academy Awards

  • Panel discussion on Supervisor Dan White’s trial

  • Excerpts from the twenty-fifth anniversary commemoration of Milk’s and Mayor George Moscone’s assassinations
  • Original theatrical trailer


  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic B. Ruby Rich, a tribute by Milk’s nephew Stuart Milk, and a piece on the film’s restoration by UCLA’s Ross Lipman


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SKU 5050629224733
Catalogue Number CC1987BDUK
Product contents 1 disc
Year 1984
Director Robert Epstein & Richard Schmiechen
Format Blu-Ray
Countries USA
Colour Colour
Language(s) English
Running time 88 min
Blu-ray region B
Certificate 12
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