Revolution

The definitive version of Hugh Hudson’s powerfully unsentimental film set during the American War of Independence.

Al Pacino heads a stellar British/American cast (Nastassja Kinski, Donald Sutherland, Joan Plowright, and Annie Lennox) in Revolution: The Director’s Cut. The definitive version of Hugh Hudson’s (Chariots of Fire, Greystoke) powerfully unsentimental film set during the American War of Independence is a tour-de-force of epic filmmaking.

Single father Tom Dobb (played with dogged resilience by Al Pacino) struggles hopelessly against the violent course of history to protect his only son, meeting many obstacles and hardships along the way.

Accompanied by John Corigliano’s poignant score, Hudson’s 1985 film is an uncompromising evocation of the chaos, squalor and upheaval of war which he has re-cut and updated with a new voice over by Al Pacino.

Special features

  • Standard Definition and High Definition presentation of The Director’s Cut (DVD & Blu-ray)
  • Optional High Definition presentation of original theatrical cut (Blu-ray only)
  • Revisiting Revolution (2008, 23 minutes): Al Pacino and Hugh Hudson in conversation (DVD only)
  • Original theatrical trailer (DVD only)
  • Revisiting Revolution (2012, 13 minutes TBC): Hugh Hudson talks about the making of Revolution accompanied by production stills and celebrated photographers David Bailey and Don McCullum
  • Deleted scenes: Re-cutting Revolution (21 minutes TBC): a look at the difference between the different versions of the film
  • Fully illustrated booklet

Product information

    • Certificate

      15

    • Colour

      Colour

    • Sound

      Sound

    • Running time

      115mins

    • Languages

      English language

    • Original aspect ratio

      2.35:1

    • DVD region

      • 2 Europe (except Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus), Middle East, Egypt, Japan, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Greenland, French Overseas departments and territories

    • Blu-ray region

      • B - Includes most European and Middle-Eastern countries, all of Africa, Australia and New Zealand

    • Catalogue number

      BFIB1136

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