Comrades tells the epic story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs, six Dorset labourers deported to Australia in the 1830s as punishment for their trade union activities.
Directed by Bill Douglas, this rich and compelling account of injustice and heroism, starring Vanessa Redgrave and Phillip David is presented here in a new High-Definition restoration with over two hours of new and archival extras.
Lanterna Magicka - Bill Douglas & the Secret History of Cinema (2009, 60 minutes), an insightful new documentary on Douglas' life and work. (DVD only)
Visions of: Comrades (2009, 15 minutes) cast-members recall making the film. (DVD only)
Home and Away (Michael Alexander, 1974, 31 minutes) charming short film co-scripted by Douglas. (DVD only)
News report from the set of Comrades
Original Comrades trailer. (DVD only)
Fully illustrated booklet including new essay, visual material, archive Q&A with Bill Douglas, biography, cast and credits etc
PCM stereo audio (48k/16bit) (extras Dolby Digital 640kbps)
A film by Bill Douglas
3 discs, DVD and Blu-ray editions
English language, with optional French, Spanish, German and English Hard of Hearing subtitles