(Jonathan Miller, 1970) Release date: 29 May 2023 Standard Edition Blu-ray
Jonathan Miller’s film of Kingsley Amis’ comic novel (adapted for the screen by George Melly), casts Hayley Mills (Whistle Down the Wind, Twisted Nerve) as a naïve young girl who moves from the North of England to teach in a London school and finds herself fending off the advances of a number of lusty suitors, including Oliver Reed, John Bird and Noel Harrison.
As much a document of its time as a satire on the sexual mores (and confusions) of the period, Miller’s still remarkably fresh debut feature is buoyed by its terrific cast and a typically excellent Stanley Myers score.
INDICATOR STANDARD EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES
High Definition remaster
Original mono audio
A New Era Revisited (2019, 15 mins): in-depth interview with celebrated actor Hayley Mills
Now and Then: Jonathan Miller (1967, 42 mins): archival interview featuring the polymath director in conversation with broadcaster Bernard Braden
Make a Film Like You (2019, 8 mins): production manager Denis Johnson Jnr and assistant director Joe Marks recalls the making of Take a Girl Like You
Isolated music & effects track
Original theatrical trailers
Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
#PHISE115B BBFC cert: 12 REGION FREE EAN: 5060697923209