The Ken Russell Collection: The Great Passions (Dual Format Edition) [DVD]
Vendor: The DVD Hut
Directors: Ken Russell
Format: Dolby, PAL
Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
Number of discs: 3
DVD Release Date: 28 Mar. 2016
Run Time: 198 minutes
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THE KEN RUSSELL COLLECTION: THE GREAT PASSIONS (Dual Format Edition)
Three films by Ken Russell
A Dual Format Edition collection bringing together the career defining work of Ken Russell at the BBC. Russell's work during the sixties for award-winning arts documentary series Monitor and Omnibus were critically-acclaimed and often seen as a high point in his filmmaking.
The collection opens with Always on Sunday (1965) a dramatized examination of the painter Henri Rousseau. The combination of Russell reuniting with Melvyn Bragg and Oliver Reed and Russell's infectious love of the film's subject results in a film which is illuminating in every frame. Isadora: The Biggest Dancer in the World (1966), a study of the outrageous American dancer, Isadora Duncan, starring Vivian Pickles as the dancer whose obsession with the importance of art and complete disdain for decorum chimes perfectly with Russell's own sensibility. Last of the TV dramas is Dante's Inferno (1967) which tells of the complex relationship between the 19th century artist and poet, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and his model Elizabeth Siddal.
The films in this collection have been remastered to High Definition, and are presented on Blu-ray for the very first time.
These discs are Region 2 (PAL) format, and will work on all modern Australian & European DVD players. Your DVD player may need to be multi-region enabled in order to view this (most players in Australia are). Please check your player before purchasing.