Blu-ray Release: Nineteen Eighty-Four

Blu-ray Release Date: Dec. 8, 2015
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

The 1984 film version of Nineteen Eighty-Four written and directed by Michael Radford (Dancing at the Blue Iguana), based on George Orwell’s legendary 1949 book about dehumanization, repressive conformity, adulation of authoritarian leaders and eternal warfare arrives as a Twilight Time hi-def Blu-ray for year-end 2015.


Big Brother is watching you in Nineteen Eighty-Four

The sci-fi-flavored drama-romance stars John Hurt (Alien) as Winston Smith, film-debuting Suzanna Hamilton as Julia, Cyril Cusack at Charrington and – elegiacally haunting in his final film – Richard Burton (Cleopatra) as O’Brien. And Allen Cameron’s production design and Roger Deakins’s (Skyfall) cinematography do a stunning job of depicting a fearful future from which you cannot avert your eyes.

Big Brother is watching you…but you can return the compliment by watching him in Nineteen Eighty-Four.

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.