Distant Voices Still Lives [Blu-ray]


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Set in 1940s England, Distant Voices/Still Lives is a compassionate look at a radically dysfunctional family. The son and his mother must endure the casual and overt cruelties of the bull-necked father. The ongoing abuse takes its toll in the form of failed marriages and misguided attempts at seeking security outside the family unit. As was the case with his earlier short subject trilogy (The Children, Madonna and Child, Death and Transfiguration), director Terence Davies based much of the material on his own life, combining rheumy-eyed cynicism with soft-edged nostalgia (the musical track, drawn from popular wartime songs, is particularly evocative). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Release Date
Arrow Video
MPAA Rating
PG13 -- Parents strongly cautioned
1 hour, 25 minutes
  • Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono (Recorded in mono, but split to give the illusion of a stereo mix on home theater systems).
  • Blu-ray region A (North America, Central America, South America, Japan, Taiwan, North Korea, South Korea, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia)
  • English
Video Features
  • Brand new 4K restoration, carried out by the British Film Institute and approved by writer-director Terence Davies
  • Commentary by writer-director Terence Davies
  • Interview with Davies
  • Interview with art director Miki van Zwanenberg
  • Introduction by critic Mark Kermode
  • Images of Liverpool, three films from the BFI National Archive: Homes for Workers (1939), Liverpool (1941) and Worker and War-Front No. 3 (1942)
  • Brand new Q&A with Terence Davies, conducted by Geoff Andrew recorded at the BFI Southbank
  • Image gallery
  • Original theatrical and 2018 re-release trailers
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