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Dissent & Disruption: The Complete Alan Clarke at the BBC (Limited Edition Box Set) Dissent & Disruption: The Complete Alan Clarke at the BBC (Limited Edition Box Set)

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This essential collection finally brings together all twenty-three of the surviving stand-alone BBC TV dramas that Alan Clarke directed between 1969 and 1989, including Clarke’s original Director’s Cut of The Firm, assembled from his personal answer print, discovered in 2015

This essential collection finally brings together all twenty-three of the surviving stand-alone BBC TV dramas that Alan Clarke directed between 1969 and 1989, including Clarke’s original Director’s Cut of The Firm, assembled from his personal answer print, discovered in 2015

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Although probably best remembered for the controversial and groundbreaking dramas Scum, Made in Britain and The Firm, the breadth of Alan Clarke’s radical, political, innovative, inspirational work, along with his influence on generations of filmmakers, such as Gus Van Sant, Paul Greengrass, Andrea Arnold, Harmony Korine, Clio Barnard, Shane Meadows, should see him rightly regarded as one of Britain’s greatest ever filmmaking talents.

This long-overdue collection finally brings together all twenty-three of the surviving stand-alone BBC TV dramas that Alan Clarke directed between 1969 and 1989, including such neglected classics as To Encourage the Others, Horace, Penda’s Fen, Diane, Contact, Christine and Elephant, and also includes Scum and the first ever presentation of Clarke’s original Director’s Cut of The Firm, assembled from his personal answer print, discovered in 2015.

Among the extensive extras, which include David Leland introductions, extracts from BBC discussion shows Open Air and Tonight and newly-produced documentaries and audio commentaries, this Limited Edition 13-Disc Box Set also includes a bonus DVD of Clarke’s Half Hour Story episodes, made for Associated Rediffusion during the late-60s.

Also included in this beautiful box set is an exclusive 200 page book.

Films:

  • The Last Train through Harecastle Tunnel (1969)
  • Sovereign’s Company (1970)
  • The Hallelujah Handshake (1970)
  • To Encourage the Others (1972)
  • Under the Age (1972)
  • Horace (1972)
  • The Love Girl and the Innocent (1973)
  • Penda’s Fen (1974)
  • A Follower for Emily (1974)
  • Diane (1975)
  • Funny Farm (1975)
  • Scum (1977)
  • Nina (1978)
  • Danton’s Death (1978)
  • Beloved Enemy (1981)
  • Psy-Warriors (1981) -PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS FEATURE IS ON A DVD DISC
  • Baal (1982) -PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS FEATURE IS ON A DVD DISC
  • Stars of the Roller State Disco (1984)
  • Contact (1985)
  • Christine (1987)
  • Road (1987)
  • The Firm: Director’s Cut (1989, previously unreleased)
  • The Firm: Broadcast Version (1989)
  • Elephant (1989) Bonus Disc (DVD only)
  • Shelter(1967)
  • The Gentleman Caller (1967)
  • Goodnight Albert (1968)
  • Stella (1968)
  • The Fifty-Seventh Saturday (1968)
  • Thief (1968)

Although probably best remembered for the controversial and groundbreaking dramas Scum, Made in Britain and The Firm, the breadth of Alan Clarke’s radical, political, innovative, inspirational work, along with his influence on generations of filmmakers, such as Gus Van Sant, Paul Greengrass, Andrea Arnold, Harmony Korine, Clio Barnard, Shane Meadows, should see him rightly regarded as one of Britain’s greatest ever filmmaking talents.

This long-overdue collection finally brings together all twenty-three of the surviving stand-alone BBC TV dramas that Alan Clarke directed between 1969 and 1989, including such neglected classics as To Encourage the Others, Horace, Penda’s Fen, Diane, Contact, Christine and Elephant, and also includes Scum and the first ever presentation of Clarke’s original Director’s Cut of The Firm, assembled from his personal answer print, discovered in 2015.

Among the extensive extras, which include David Leland introductions, extracts from BBC discussion shows Open Air and Tonight and newly-produced documentaries and audio commentaries, this Limited Edition 13-Disc Box Set also includes a bonus DVD of Clarke’s Half Hour Story episodes, made for Associated Rediffusion during the late-60s.

Also included in this beautiful box set is an exclusive 200 page book.

Films:

  • The Last Train through Harecastle Tunnel (1969)
  • Sovereign’s Company (1970)
  • The Hallelujah Handshake (1970)
  • To Encourage the Others (1972)
  • Under the Age (1972)
  • Horace (1972)
  • The Love Girl and the Innocent (1973)
  • Penda’s Fen (1974)
  • A Follower for Emily (1974)
  • Diane (1975)
  • Funny Farm (1975)
  • Scum (1977)
  • Nina (1978)
  • Danton’s Death (1978)
  • Beloved Enemy (1981)
  • Psy-Warriors (1981) -PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS FEATURE IS ON A DVD DISC
  • Baal (1982) -PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS FEATURE IS ON A DVD DISC
  • Stars of the Roller State Disco (1984)
  • Contact (1985)
  • Christine (1987)
  • Road (1987)
  • The Firm: Director’s Cut (1989, previously unreleased)
  • The Firm: Broadcast Version (1989)
  • Elephant (1989) Bonus Disc (DVD only)
  • Shelter(1967)
  • The Gentleman Caller (1967)
  • Goodnight Albert (1968)
  • Stella (1968)
  • The Fifty-Seventh Saturday (1968)
  • Thief (1968)

Extras

  • George’s Room (1967): previously considered partially lost
  • Alan Clarke at The Questor’s Theatre (stills gallery)
  • Alan Clarke: Out of His Own Light (Andy Kelleher, 2016, c.5 hours): new multi-part documentary
  • David Leland introduces To Encourage the Others (1991)
  • Diane audio commentary with Janine Duvitski and Richard Kelly (2016)
  • David Leland introduces Scum (1991)
  • Tonight: Scum discussion (1978, 11 mins)
  • Arena: ‘When is a play not a play?’ (1978, 46 mins)
  • Scum audio commentary with David Threlfall, Margaret Matheson and Phil Daniels (2004)
  • Bukovsky (Alan Clarke, 1977, 50 mins)
  • Bukovsky Outtakes (1977, 50 mins)
  • Bukovsky audio commentary with Jehane Markham, Grenville Middleton and Sam Dunn
  • David Markham interviewed by Alan Clarke (audio-only, 20 mins)
  • Alan Clarke’s letters to the Markhams (stills gallery, with readings by Jehane Markham)
  • David Leland introduces Contact (1991)
  • Contact audio commentary with Sean Chapman and Allan Bairstow (2016)
  • AFN Clarke on Contact (2016)
  • Christine Audio commentary with Corin Campbell Hill and Sam Dunn (2016)
  • David Leland introduces Road (1991)
  • Road audio commentary with Corin Campbell Hill and Stuart Walker (2016)
  • Open Air: Road discussion (1987, 26 mins)
  • The Firm: Director’s Cut audio commentary with Gary Oldman (2016)
  • David Leland introduces The Firm
  • The Firm: Broadcast Version audio commentary with Lesley Manville, Phil Davis, David Rolinson and Dick Fiddy (2007)
  • Alan Clarke interview (1989): the director interviewed in LA
  • Elephant audio commentary with Danny Boyle and Mark Kermode (2004)
  • Open Air: Elephant discussion (1989, 21 mins)
  • 200-page book
  • Additional Info

    Additional Info

    SKU 5035673012505
    Catalogue Number BFIB1250
    Product contents 13 discs (11 Blu-ray / 2 x DVD)
    Format Blu-Ray
    Running time 33 hours
    DVD region 2
    Blu-ray region B
    Certificate 18

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