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1984 (The Criterion Collection)

1984 (The Criterion Collection)

John Hurt
Director: Michael Radford Cast: John Hurt
John Hurt
, Richard Burton
Richard Burton
, Suzanna Hamilton
Suzanna Hamilton
Michael Radford

Blu-ray (Color)

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Directed by British filmmaker Michael Radford, Nineteen Eighty-Four is the second film adaptation of the George Orwell novel. The film is set during April of 1984 in post-atomic war London, the capital city of the repressive totalitarian state of Oceania. Winston Smith (John Hurt) is a government bureaucrat whose job is rewriting history and erasing people from existence. While his co-worker Parsons (Gregor Fisher) seems content to follow the state's laws, Winston starts to write in a secret diary despite the fact the "Big Brother" is watching everyone at all times by way of monitors. He silently suffers and tries to comprehend his oppression, which forbids individual human behaviors such as free thinking and sex. He meets Julia (Suzanna Hamilton), who works for the Ministry of Truth, and they engage in a stoic love affair. They are soon found out, and Winston is interrogated and tortured by his former friend O'Brien (Richard Burton in his final film appearance).

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Product Details

Release Date: 07/23/2019
UPC: 0715515232210
Original Release: 1984
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Color]
Time: 1:50:00
Sales rank: 215

Special Features

New 4k digital restoration, supervised by Cinematographer Roger Deakins, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack; Two scores: one by Eurythmics and one by composer Dominic Muldowney; New interviews wiht Director Michael Radford and Deakins; New interview with David Ryan, author of George Orwell on Screen; Behind-the-Scenes Footage; Trailer; Plus: An essay by Writer and Performer A.L. Kennedy

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Hurt Winston Smith
Richard Burton O'Brien
Suzanna Hamilton Julia
Cyril Cusack Charrington
Gregor Fisher Parsons
James Walker Syme
Andrew Wilde Tillotson
John Hughes Man in White Coat
Martha Parsey Winston's Sister
Norman Bacon Man on Station
David Trevena Tillotson's Friend
David Cann Martin
Anthony Benson Jones
Peter Frye Rutherford
Roger Lloyd Pack Waiter
Rupert Baderman Winston as a Boy
Shirley Stelfox Whore
Janet Key Instructress
Hugh Walters Artsem Lecturer
Robert Putt Shouting Prole
Christine Hargreaves Soup Lady
Garry Cooper Guard
Matthew Scurfield Guard
John Golightly Patrolman
Rolf Saxon Patrolman
Eddie Stacey Executioner
Carey Wilson Party Member
Phyllis Logan Telescreen Announcer
John Boswall Goldstein
Bob Flag Big Brother
Merelina Kendall Mrs. Parsons

Technical Credits
Michael Radford Director,Screenwriter
Allan Cameron Production Designer
Al Clark Co-producer
John Davis Associate Producer
Roger Deakins Cinematographer
Robert Devereux Co-producer
Anna Dryhurst Makeup
Eurythmics Score Composer
Jonathan Gems Screenwriter
Martin Herbert Art Director
Grant Hicks Art Director
Mary Hillman Makeup
Rebecca Howard Casting
Annie Lennox Score Composer
Dominic Muldowney Score Composer,Songwriter
Simon Perry Producer
Emma Porteous Costumes/Costume Designer
Tom Priestley Editor
Mark Raggett Set Decoration/Design
Chris Rose Asst. Director
Marvin J. Rosenblum Executive Producer
Dave Stewart Score Composer
Bruce White Musical Direction/Supervision,Sound/Sound Designer

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