Blu-ray, DVD Release: Hope and Glory

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: April 24, 2018
Price: DVD $15.67, Blu-ray $19.80
Studio: Olive Films

Hope and Glory, John Boorman’s (Deliverance) 1987 autobiographical film is a nostalgic and gently comic remembrance of England during the turbulent Blitz as seen through the eyes of 10-year-old Billy Rohan (Sebastian Rice-Edwards).

While the beauty of the aircrafts and tanks holds endless wonders for the young boy, others know all too well the destruction they bring. Navigating difficult times are mother Grace (Sarah Miles, Ryan’s Daughter), who finds herself head of the household when her husband is drafted; Billy’s sister, Dawn (Sammi Davis, A Prayer for the Dying), whose romance and pregnancy with the dashing Canadian airman Corporal Carrey (Jean-Marc Barr, The Big Blue) is yet another challenge for the stoic Grace; and George (Ian Bannen, Gandhi), Billy’s curmudgeonly grandfather whose idyllic country home will open Billy’s eyes to a whole new world.

Written, directed and produced by Boorman, the beloved comedy-drama was shot by the great cinematographer Philippe Rousselot (Beautiful Creatures).

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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.