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The Knack...and how to get it (Dual Format Edition) The Knack...and how to get it (Dual Format Edition)

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Woodfall Films' Palme D'Or winning classic on DVD and Blu-ray

Woodfall Films' Palme D'Or winning classic on DVD and Blu-ray

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From Richard Lester, the director of the Beatles' A Hard Day's Night (1964) and Help! (1965) comes this inventive and hilarious romp through love and sex in 1960s London. Featuring a wildly frenetic filmmaking style that careers from slapstick to serious avant-garde, this genuinely dazzling film is a mod masterpiece.

Cool and sophisticated Tolen (Ray Brooks) has a monopoly on womanising- with a long line of conquests to prove it- while the naïve and awkward Colin (Michael Crawford) desperately wants a piece of it. But when Colin falls for an innocent country girl (Rita Tushingham), it's not long before the self-assured Tolen moves in for the kill. Is all fair in love and war, or can Colin get the knack and beat Tolen at his own game?

From Richard Lester, the director of the Beatles' A Hard Day's Night (1964) and Help! (1965) comes this inventive and hilarious romp through love and sex in 1960s London. Featuring a wildly frenetic filmmaking style that careers from slapstick to serious avant-garde, this genuinely dazzling film is a mod masterpiece.

Cool and sophisticated Tolen (Ray Brooks) has a monopoly on womanising- with a long line of conquests to prove it- while the naïve and awkward Colin (Michael Crawford) desperately wants a piece of it. But when Colin falls for an innocent country girl (Rita Tushingham), it's not long before the self-assured Tolen moves in for the kill. Is all fair in love and war, or can Colin get the knack and beat Tolen at his own game?

Extras

  • Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition
  • Captain Busby the Even Tenour of Her Ways (1967, 16 mins): Ann Wolff's surreal riff on Philip O'Connor's poem, featuring Quentin Crisp
  • Now and Then: Dick Lester (1967, 17 mins): Bernard Braden's wide-ranging interview with the director
  • Rita Tushingham Remembers The Knack...and How to Get It  (2018, 11 mins): newly shot interview
  • Staging The Knack...and How to Get It (2018, 2 mins): interview with  the director of the first stage version of The Knack...
  • British Cinema in the 1960s: Richard Lester in Conversation (2018, 59 mins): the director discusses his career with Neil Sinyard
  • Illustrated booklet with writing by Neil Sinyard and Melanie Williams, plus full film credits

Additional Info

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SKU 5035673012925
Catalogue Number BFIB1292
Subtitle A Film by Richard Lester
Product contents DVD, Blu-ray, Booklet
Year 1965
Director Richard Lester
Format DVD, Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries UK
Colour B/W
Running time 85mins
DVD region 2
Blu-ray region B
Certificate 15

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