New Release: The Unloved DVD

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Molly Windsor is on her own in The Unloved.

Oscilloscope Laboratories released the 2009 British television movie The Unloved, directed by actress Samantha Morton (The Messenger), on DVD on May 24, 2011.

The feature-length drama about a young girl neglected by her parents was the centerpiece of England’s Channel 4 “Britain’s Forgotten Children” season about youngsters in care. The film has been described as “Ken Loach on downers.” Ooof….

Drawing on her childhood in care homes, director/co-writer Morton’s The Unloved focuses on 11-year-old Lucy (Molly Windsor) who is not cared for by her estranged mother (Susan Lynch, Elizabeth: The Golden Age) and father (Robert Carlyle, TV’s SGU Stargate Universe) and is subsequently placed in a children’s home. Through her eyes, we follow Lucy’s struggle to cope with the system. What keeps Lucy thriving is her self-belief and certainty that she is being watched over and protected by the holy spirit, who gives her hope for love, beauty and transcendence.

No bonus features are on the DVD, which carries a list price of $29.99.


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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.