BFI#1245 Ken Russell: The Great Passions(3 Disc Set)DVD+BluRay
  • CountryUK
  • Language English
  • Subtitle English
  • Year1965 1966 1967
  • Runtime45+64+88minsmins
  • Disc3
  • FormatDVD
  • RegionDVD REGION 2
  • Weight(kg)0.23kg
  • ISBN5035673012451
Regular PriceHK$380

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BFI#1245 Ken Russell: The Great Passions(3 Disc Set)DVD+BluRay

BFI#1245 Ken Russell: The Great Passions(3 Disc Set)DVD+BluRay

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A Dual Format Edition collection bringing together the career defining work of Ken Russell at the BBC. Russell's work during the sixties for award-winning arts documentary series Monitor and Omnibus were critically-acclaimed and often seen as a high point in his filmmaking. The collection opens with Always on Sunday (1965) a dramatized examination of the painter Henri Rousseau. The combination of Russell reuniting with Melvyn Bragg and Oliver Reed and Russell's infectious love of the film's subject results in a film which is illuminating in every frame. Isadora: The Biggest Dancer in the World (1966), a study of the outrageous American dancer, Isadora Duncan, starring Vivian Pickles as the dancer whose obsession with the importance of art and complete disdain for decorum chimes perfectly with Russell's own sensibility. Last of the TV dramas is Dante's Inferno (1967) which tells of the complex relationship between the 19th century artist and poet, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and his model Elizabeth Siddal.