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This Sporting Life (The Criterion Collection)

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One of the finest British films ever made, this benchmark of kitchen-sink realism follows the self-defeating professional and romantic pursuits of a miner turned rugby player eking out an existence in drab Yorkshire. With an astonishing, raging performance by a young Richard Harris, an equally blistering turn by fellow Oscar nominee Rachel Roberts as the widow with whom he lodges, and electrifying direction by Lindsay Anderson, in his feature-film debut following years of documentary work, This Sporting Life remains a dramatic powerhouse.



SPECIAL EDITION DOUBLE-DISC SET FEATURES:

New, restored high-definition digital transfer

Audio commentary featuring Paul Ryan, editor of Never Apologise: The Collected Writings of Lindsay Anderson, and David Storey, screenwriter and author of This Sporting Life

Theatrical trailer

Lindsay Anderson: Lucky Man? (2004, 30 min), a BBC Scotland documentary featuring interviews with many of the director s close friends and collaborators

New video interview with Lois Sutcliffe Smith, Anderson s close friend and president of the Lindsay Anderson Memorial Foundation

Meet the Pioneers (1948), Lindsay Anderson s first documentary short

Wakefield Express (1952), Anderson s short-film contribution to England s Free Cinema series, shot in the same town that served as the location for This Sporting Life

Is That All There Is? (1992, 50 min), Anderson s autobiographical, final film

PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by film scholar Neil Sinyard and writings by Anderson, including his groundbreaking article, Stand Up! Stand Up!

Key Product Details

  • Director: Lindsay Anderson
  • Number Of Discs: 2
  • Run Time: 135 (Minutes)
  • UPC: 715515027526