1984 (The Criterion Collection)(Blu-ray)(Region A)

1984 (The Criterion Collection)(Blu-ray)(Region A)
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1984 Blu-ray
Nineteen Eighty-Four
Criterion | 1984 | 110 min | Rated R | Jul 23, 2019

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

English: LPCM Mono

English SDH

Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD-50)
UPC 715515232210

1984 (The Criterion Collection)(1984) Blu-ray

This masterly adaptation of George Orwell's chilling parable about totalitarian oppression gives harrowing cinematic expression to the book's bleak prophetic vision. In a rubble-strewn surveillance state where an endless overseas war props up the repressive regime of the all-seeing Big Brother, and all dissent is promptly squashed, a profoundly alienated citizen, Winston Smith (thrillingly played by John Hurt), risks everything for an illicit affair with the rebellious Julia (Suzanna Hamilton) in a defiant assertion of humanity in the face of soul-crushing conformity. Through vividly grim production design and expressionistically desaturated cinematography by Roger Deakins, Michael Radford's 1984 conjures a dystopian vision of postwar Britain as fascistic nightmare—a world all too recognizable as our own.

Director: Michael Radford
Writers: George Orwell, Michael Radford
Starring: John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton, Cyril Cusack, Gregor Fisher, James Walker

Special Features and Technical Specs:
- BRAND NEW 4K RESTORATION OF THE FILM, supervised by cinematographer Roger Deakins, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
- New interviews with director Michael Radford and cinematographer Roger 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