Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release: Britannia Hospital

Digital, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Sept. 2, 2020
Price: DVD $13.99, Blu-ray $19.99
Studio: Kino Lorber

From Lindsay Anderson, the acclaimed director of This Sporting Life, If…., O Lucky Man! and The Whales of August, comes the 1982 comedy satire Britannia Hospital starring Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange, The Raging Moon).

Welcome to Britannia Hospital, an esteemed English institution marking its gala anniversary with a visit by the Queen Mother herself. But when investigative reporter Mick Travis (McDowell) arrives to cover the celebration, he finds the hospital under siege by striking workers, ruthless unions, violent demonstrators, racist aristocrats, an African cannibal dictator and sinister human experiments financed by the Japanese. Can Mick survive one very strange day in these unhealthy halls or is the entire British Empire in critical condition?

Britannia Hospital is the final film in the acclaimed Mick Travis trilogy starring McDowell, directed by Anderson and written by David Sherwin, an co-starring Alan Bates (Women in Love), Richard Griffiths (Withnail & I), Mark Hamill (Star Wars) and Joan Plowright (Enchanted April). The original music is by Alan Price.

Extras on the discs include the following:

-NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Samm Deighan
-Malcolm McDowell on Lindsay Anderson – An Interview with Malcolm McDowell
-Theatrical Trailer
-Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
-Optional English Subtitles

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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.