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First time on Blu-ray in the UK for this ground breaking British ‘kitchen sink’ classic

First time on Blu-ray in the UK for this ground breaking British ‘kitchen sink’ classic

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Released 10 December 2018

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First time on Blu-ray in the UK for this ground breaking, ‘kitchen sink’ classic.

Shelagh Delaney’s play A Taste of Honey had already played in the West End and on Broadway when Tony Richardson made his film adaptation, shot on location in Salford and Blackpool.

Rita Tushingham made her indelible screen debut as Jo, a young girl who falls pregnant after leaving home and her floozie of a mother – a revelatory performance by Dora Bryan. Jo befriends Geoff, a gentle, kind-hearted gay man, and they move in together like two children playing house, for a while finding an innocent but fragile happiness.

Richardson, always skilled with actors, draws fine performances from his entire cast, and A Taste of Honey remains an outstanding example of the British New Wave, shot by its star cinematographer Walter Lassally.

First time on Blu-ray in the UK for this ground breaking, ‘kitchen sink’ classic.

Shelagh Delaney’s play A Taste of Honey had already played in the West End and on Broadway when Tony Richardson made his film adaptation, shot on location in Salford and Blackpool.

Rita Tushingham made her indelible screen debut as Jo, a young girl who falls pregnant after leaving home and her floozie of a mother – a revelatory performance by Dora Bryan. Jo befriends Geoff, a gentle, kind-hearted gay man, and they move in together like two children playing house, for a while finding an innocent but fragile happiness.

Richardson, always skilled with actors, draws fine performances from his entire cast, and A Taste of Honey remains an outstanding example of the British New Wave, shot by its star cinematographer Walter Lassally.

Extras

  • Audio commentary by Rita Tushingham, Murray Melvin and Dora Bryan 
  • Video essay by cinematographer Walter Lassally (20 mins)
  • 50th Anniversary Q&A with Rita Tushingham, Murray Melvin and Walter Lassally (2011, 15 mins)
  • A Taste of Honey from stage to screen – A journey with Murray Melvin (2018, 25 mins)
  • Rita Tushingham on A Taste of Honey (2018, 15 mins)
  • Holiday (1957, 18 mins)
  • Stills gallery

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5035673013168
Catalogue Number BFIB1316
Product contents 1 disc
Year 1961
Director Tony Richardson
Format Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries United Kingdom
Colour Black & White
Language(s) English
Running time 100 min
Blu-ray region B
Certificate 12

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