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Richard Lester's cult comedy, presented on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK

Richard Lester's cult comedy, presented on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK

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Hapless British commander Lieutenant Goodbody (Michael Crawford) enthusiastically leads his troops on a series of debacles on the battlefields of World War Two – including the calamitous installation of a cricket pitch behind enemy lines...

Featuring John Lennon in his only non-musical screen performance, How I Won the War is a biting satire not just on war, but also the concept of the war movie. A surreal farce fantastically brought to life by Richard Lester’s stylised direction, it remains a unique and innovative cult comedy, which is presented here on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK.

**FIRST PRESSING ONLY** Fully illustrated booklet with new writing on the film by Neil Sinyard, writing by the BFI’s Ian O’Sullivan, recollections on Plod by The Scaffold’s Mike McCartney and full film credits.

Hapless British commander Lieutenant Goodbody (Michael Crawford) enthusiastically leads his troops on a series of debacles on the battlefields of World War Two – including the calamitous installation of a cricket pitch behind enemy lines...

Featuring John Lennon in his only non-musical screen performance, How I Won the War is a biting satire not just on war, but also the concept of the war movie. A surreal farce fantastically brought to life by Richard Lester’s stylised direction, it remains a unique and innovative cult comedy, which is presented here on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK.

**FIRST PRESSING ONLY** Fully illustrated booklet with new writing on the film by Neil Sinyard, writing by the BFI’s Ian O’Sullivan, recollections on Plod by The Scaffold’s Mike McCartney and full film credits.

Extras

  • Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition 
  • Animated Genesis (1952, 22 mins) and A Short Vision (1956, 6 mins): stylish, striking outstanding anti-war animations
  • Head Rag Hop (1970, 3 mins): bold blues-soundtracked Pop-art abstraction
  • Plod (1971, 21 mins): long thought lost, this absurdist anti-authoritarian fusion of poetry and pop music was shot on the streets of Liverpool, and stars supreme sound-satirists The Scaffold
  • Richard Lester in Conversation with Steven Soderbergh (1995, audio only): the director discusses his career in an interview recorded at the NFT
  • Feature commentary by Richard Lester authority Neil Sinyard
  • Trailers From Hell: THE KNACK…and how to get it and The Bed-Sitting Room. With audio commentaries by Allan Arkush and John Landis 
  • **FIRST PRESSING ONLY** Fully illustrated booklet with new writing on the film by Neil Sinyard, writing by the BFI’s Ian O’Sullivan, recollections on Plod by The Scaffold’s Mike McCartney and full film credits

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SKU 5035673013441
Catalogue Number BFIB1344
Product contents 1 disc
Year 1967
Director Richard Lester
Format DVD, Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries United Kingdom
Colour Colour
Subtitles English Hard of Hearing
Language(s) English
Running time 109 min
DVD region 2
Blu-ray region B
Certificate 12

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