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The epic story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs, six Dorset labourers deported to Australia in the 1830s for forming a trade union

The epic story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs, six Dorset labourers deported to Australia in the 1830s for forming a trade union

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Comrades tells he 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, from a director of singular vision and staring 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)

Comrades tells he 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, from a director of singular vision and staring 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)

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)

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5035673011409
Catalogue Number BFIB1140
Subtitle A film by Bill Douglas
Product contents 3 discs, DVD and Blu-ray editions
Year 1987
Director Douglas, Bill
Format DVD, Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries United Kingdom
Aspect ratio 1.78:1
Colour Colour
Sound Sound
Subtitles English language, with optional French, Spanish, German and English Hard of Hearing subtitles
Language(s) English
Running time 182
DVD region 2
Blu-ray region B
Certificate 18

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