Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

Karel Reisz’s seminal film of the British New Wave.

In the industrial streets and factories of Nottingham, Arthur Seaton (Albert Finney) spends his days at the factory bench, his evenings in the local pubs and his nights in the arms of Brenda (Rachel Roberts), the wife of a fellow factory worker. Irresistibly handsome and brimming with animal vitality, Arthur is anti-authority and unashamedly amoral.

Based on Alan Sillitoe’s largely autobiographical novel, and with powerful central performances, crackling dialogue and a superb jazz score by Johnny Dankworth, the film stands as a vibrant modern classic. This seminal film of the British New Wave was a great box-office success – audiences were thrilled by its anti-establishment energy, gritty realism, and above all its fresh, outspoken working-class hero.

Special features

  • Commentary by film historian Robert Murphy, with writer Alan Sillitoe and cinematographer Freddie Francis.
  • New interview with Shirley Anne Field.
  • Interview with Albert Finney.
  • Illustrated booklet containing essays and biographies.
  • We Are the Lambeth Boys (1959), Karel Reisz’s classic Free Cinema documentary.
  • Feature presented with dual mono PCM audio (48k/16-bit), extras Dolby Digital mono audio (320kbps).

Product information

    • Certificate

      PG

    • Colour

      Black/white

    • Sound

      Sound

    • Subtitles

      English for the hard-of-hearing

    • 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

      BFIB1110

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