Blu-ray Release: Oranges and Sunshine

Blu-ray Release Date: April 19, 2022
Price: Blu-ray $19.99
Studio: Cohen Media/Kino Lorber

The 2010 biographical drama Oranges and Sunshine tells the story of Margaret Humphreys (Emily Watson, War Horse), a social worker from Nottingham who uncovered one of the most significant social scandals of recent times: the deportation of thousands of children from the United Kingdom to Australia.

Children as young as four had been told that their parents were dead, and been sent to children’s homes on the other side of the world. Many were subjected to appalling abuse. They were promised oranges and sunshine: they got hard labor and life in institutions. Almost single-handedly, against overwhelming odds, and with little regard for her own well-being, Margaret reunited thousands of families, brought authorities to account and drew worldwide attention to an extraordinary miscarriage of justice.

Directed by Jim Loach and co-starring David Wenham and Hugo Weaving (Hearts and Bones), the unrated film’s Blu-ray incarnation includes a making-of featurette and cast/crew interviews as bonus features.

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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.