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Scandal (30th Anniversary Dual Format Edition)


A fictionalised account of the 1963 ‘Profumo Affair’ that rocked the government of British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan. Starring John Hurt, Joanne Whalley, Bridget Fonda, Ian McKellen and Leslie Phillips

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After becoming enchanted by a young exotic dancer, Christine Keeler (Joanne Whalley), an English doctor (John Hurt) invites her to live with him. Through his contacts and parties she and her friend (Bridget Fonda) meet and begin to date various members of the ruling Conservative Party.

When Christine’s affair with the Secretary of State for War John Profumo (Ian McKellen) goes public, scandal tears through the government and threatens the lifestyles and freedom of those involved. From producer Stephen Woolley and director Michael Caton-Jones (Rob Roy, Our Ladies) this extras laden special edition is newly restored from original film materials.

  • Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition
  • Stephen Woolley Remembers Scandal (2019, 40 mins, Blu-ray only): the producer on how he got the film made and the talent he worked with
  • Michael Caton-Jones Remembers Scandal (2019, 27 mins, Blu-ray only): new interview in which the director recalls making the film
  • The Minister, The Model and The Russian Spy: Making Scandal (2010): members of the Scandal cast and crew discuss the film
  • Feature commentary by director Michael Caton-Jones
  • Feature commentary by producer Stephen Woolley and screenwriter Michael Thomas
  • Cabaret Girl (1956, 26 mins): documentary on Murray’s Cabaret Club, shot shortly before its owner hired Christine Keeler and Mandy Rice-Davies as dancers
  • Nothing Has Been Proved: Official Music Video performed by Dusty Springfield (1989, 5 mins) 
  • The Riveter (1986, 35 mins): short by Michael Caton-Jones, made while he was a student at the National Film and Television School
  • Trailer
  • Stills gallery
  • **FIRST PRESSING ONLY** Fully illustrated booklet with new writing on the film by Jane Giles (author of Scala Cinema 1978-1993) and full film credits
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SKU 5035673013694
Catalogue Number BFIB1369
Product contents DVD & Blu-ray Editions
Year 1989
Director Michael Caton-Jones
Format DVD, Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries United Kingdom
Colour Colour
Language(s) English
Running time 115 min
Certificate 18
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