Alan Clarke at the BBC, Volume 2: Disruption (6-DVD Box Set)

Vendor: The DVD Hut
Product Details Actors: Gary Oldman, David Bowie, Phil Davis, Jane Horrocks, Sean ChapmanDirectors: Alan ClarkeFormat: Box set, Dolby, PALLanguage: EnglishSubtitles For The Hearing Impaired: EnglishAspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1Number of...


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Actors: Gary Oldman, David Bowie, Phil Davis, Jane Horrocks, Sean Chapman
Directors: Alan Clarke
Format: Box set, Dolby, PAL
Language: English
Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
Number of discs: 6
Classification: 18
Studio: Bfi
DVD Release Date: 13 Jun. 2016
Run Time: 861 minutes


This long-overdue collection finally brings together the long-unavailable productions which Alan Clarke directed for the BBC between 1978 and 1989. Amongst the dramas included in this collection are such neglected classics Contact, Christine and Road. All of the titles have been restored, and all filmed productions have been remastered to High Definition. In addition to the productions themselves, the collection contains an extensive array of extra features, including parts 1-7 of a new 12-part documentary, audio commentaries including newly-recorded tracks with actors Sean Chapman and Gary Oldman David Leland's 1991 introductions, archival BBC TV programmes, an interview with Clarke, and the first ever presentation of Clarke's alternative cut of The Firm, assembled from his personal workprint, which was discovered in 2015.


  • Nina (1978)
  • Danton s Death (1978)
  • Beloved Enemy (1981)
  • Psy-Warriors (1981)
  • Baal (1982)
  • Stars of the Roller State Disco (1984)
  • Contact (1985)
  • Christine (1987)
  • Road (1987)
  • The Firm Director's Cut (1989, previously unreleased)
  • The Firm Broadcast Version (1989)
  • Elephant (1989)


Special features:

    • Alan Clarke: Out of His Own Light (2016): parts 7-12 of a documentary featuring interviews with fifty of Clarke's collaborators, family and friends
    • Bukovsky (Alan Clarke, 1977, 50 mins): Alan Clarke's never-before-seen documentary
Bukovsky Outtakes
    (1977, 50 mins): location footage, including sections featuring Clarke himself
  • Bukovsky audio commentary with Jehane Markham, Grenville Middleton and Sam Dunn (2016)
  • David Markham interview with Alan Clarke (20 mins, audio-only): recorded during the production of Bukovsky
  • Alan Clarke's letters to the Markhams: stills gallery, with readings by Jehane Markham
  • David Leland introduces Contact (1991)
  • Contact audio commentary with Sean Chapman and Allan Bairstow (2016)
  • AFN Clarke on Contact (2016): writer of Contact recalls the production and working with Alan Clarke
  • Christine audio commentary with Corin Campbell Hill and Sam Dunn
  • David Leland introduces Road (1991)
  • Road audio commentary with Corin Campbell Hill, Stuart Walker and Sam Dunn (2016)
  • Open Air: Road discussion (1987, 26 mins): audience feedback programme featuring Road star Mossie Smith, co-producer Andrée Molyneux and Alan Clarke
  • Alan Clarke on location: gallery of previously-unseen photographs
  • David Leland introduces The Firm(1991)
  • The Firm: Director's Cutaudio commentary with Gary Oldman
  • The Firm: Broadcast Version: audio commentary with Lesley Manville, Phil Davis, David Rolinson and Dick Fiddy (2007)
  • Elephant audio commentary with Danny Boyle and Mark Kermode (2004)
  • Alan Clarke interview (1989)
  • Open Air: Elephant discussion (1989)
  • Fully illustrated 100-page book with an introduction by Danny Leigh and new essays by Kaleem Aftab, Sam Dunn, Lisa Kerrigan, David Rolinson, Mark Duguid, Ashley Clark, Allan Bairstow, Lizzie Francke, Richard T Kelly and Nick James; and full production credits

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                    These discs are (PAL) format, and will work on Australian & European DVD players.

                    USA/Canada customers will need a multi-region enabled player.

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