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(Matthew Chapman, 1980)
Release date: 23 September 2019 (OOP date: 5 November 2023)
Limited Edition Blu-ray (UK Blu-ray premiere)

Written and directed by Matthew Chapman (Strangers Kiss), and starring the great Helen Mirren (Age of Consent), Hussy is an offbeat blend of adult thriller and almost romantic comedy.

Set in the seedier side of London, the film focuses on a prostitute, played by Mirren, who begins an affair with a man, played by John Shea (Missing), harbouring a dark secret.

Part of producer Don Boyd’s efforts to reinvigorate British cinema in the late seventies and early eighties, with films such as The Great Rock ’n’ Roll Swindle and the cinema version of Scum, Hussy is an unsung and underseen gem deserving of a wider audience.


  • High Definition remaster
  • Original mono audio
  • Selected scenes commentary with writer-director Matthew Chapman (2019, 36 mins)
  • A New Outfit (2019, 35 mins): actor John Shea recalls his first film role and working with co-star Helen Mirren
  • Club Life (2019, 6 mins): interview with actor Jenny Runacre
  • More Than Meets the Eye (2019, 21 mins): producer Don Boyd reflects on the genesis and creation of Hussy
  • Musical Fabric (2019, 7 mins): composer George Fenton discusses his music for the film
  • Archival Interview with Sam Peffer (2012, 4 mins): rare audio recording with the late artist and poster designer
  • Original ‘U’ and ‘X’ theatrical trailers
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive 32-page booklet with a new essay by Rebecca Nicole Williams, extracts from a 1979 interview with Don Boyd, a look at the film’s Rosemary Kingsland novelisation, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits
  • UK premiere on Blu-ray
  • Limited edition of 3,000 copies

BBFC cert: 18
EAN: 5060697920017