Five years after The Long Good Friday, Bob Hoskins returned to the gangster genre, but his character George is a mere underling this time, a chauffeur hired by a mesmerisingly slimy gangland kingpin (Michael Caine) to transport a high-class prostitute (Cathy Tyson) from client to client.  When she enlists his help in tracking down an old friend, George finds himself exploring a hellish underworld that he never imagined existed.

Hoskins’ immensely complex, subtle and moving performance hoovered up almost every Best Actor award going (Cannes, a BAFTA, a Golden Globe) and remains one of his greatest roles - a man sucked by circumstance into a life of crime but still righteous enough to seize the opportunity to do good when it presents itself.

Director Neil Jordan (The Company of Wolves, The Crying Game) and co-writer David Leland (Made in Britain) achieve a perfect blend of hard-edged realism and unexpected fantasy, with the regular appearance of the Nat King Cole title song turning seedy British locations (Soho, Brighton) into something far more romantically evocative.

Special Features:

  • Brand new restoration sourced from the original camera negative, approved by director Neil Jordan and cinematographer Roger Pratt
  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation
  • Original uncompressed PCM mono 1.0 sound
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary by Bob Hoskins and Neil Jordan
  • Brand new interviews with director Neil Jordan, writer David Leland and producer Stephen Woolley
  • Original Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin
Certificate:
18
Actor:
Bob Hoskins

Michael Caine

Cathy Tyson
Director:
Neil Jordan
Region:
B
Number of Discs:
1
Main Language:
English
Subtitle Languages:

English for the Hard of Hearing

studio:
Arrow Video

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Five years after The Long Good Friday, Bob Hoskins returned to the gangster genre, but his character George is a mere underling this time, a chauffeur hired by a mesmerisingly slimy gangland kingpin (Michael Caine) to transport a high-class prostitute (Cathy Tyson) from client to client.  When she enlists his help in tracking down an old friend, George finds himself exploring a hellish underworld that he never imagined existed.

Hoskins’ immensely complex, subtle and moving performance hoovered up almost every Best Actor award going (Cannes, a BAFTA, a Golden Globe) and remains one of his greatest roles - a man sucked by circumstance into a life of crime but still righteous enough to seize the opportunity to do good when it presents itself.

Director Neil Jordan (The Company of Wolves, The Crying Game) and co-writer David Leland (Made in Britain) achieve a perfect blend of hard-edged realism and unexpected fantasy, with the regular appearance of the Nat King Cole title song turning seedy British locations (Soho, Brighton) into something far more romantically evocative.

Special Features:

  • Brand new restoration sourced from the original camera negative, approved by director Neil Jordan and cinematographer Roger Pratt
  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation
  • Original uncompressed PCM mono 1.0 sound
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary by Bob Hoskins and Neil Jordan
  • Brand new interviews with director Neil Jordan, writer David Leland and producer Stephen Woolley
  • Original Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin
Certificate:
18
Actor:
Bob Hoskins

Michael Caine

Cathy Tyson
Director:
Neil Jordan
Region:
B
Number of Discs:
1
Main Language:
English
Subtitle Languages:

English for the Hard of Hearing

studio:
Arrow Video
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