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What's it called? Kes [videorecording] / Woodfall Films presents a Kestrel Films production ; adapted by Barry Hines, Ken Loach, Tony Garnett ; directed by Ken Loach ; produced by Tony Garnett.
Who published it? [United States] : Criterion Collection, [2011]
Edition info! Director-approved special ed.
Book Cover
Location Call No. Status
What's it like? 2 videodiscs (111 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
Yea! More in this series! The Criterion collection ; 561
Criterion collection ; 561.
Special stuff to know! DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen enhanced for 16:9 widescreen TVs, Dolby digital, mono
Helpful notes! Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
Performers! David Bradley, Colin Welland, Lynne Perrie, Freddie Fletcher, Brian Glover, Bob Bowes.
Credits Music, John Cameron ; photography, Chris Menges ; editor, Roy Watts.
Helpful notes! Originally produced as a motion picture in 1969.
From the book A kestrel for a knave by Barry Hines.
Who'd like this? MPAA rating: PG-13; for language, nudity and some teen smoking.
What's it about? A portrait of working-class Northern England. Billy is a fifteen-year-old miner's son whose close bond with a wild kestrel provides him with a spiritual escape from his dead-end life.
Helpful notes! Special features: disc 1: newly restored digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Ken Loach and director of photography Chris Menges, with the filmmaker's original production soundtrack ; alternate, internationally released soundtrack, with postsync dialogue ; original theatrical trailer.
Special features: disc 2: Making "Kes," a new documentary featuring Loach, Menges, producer Tony Garnett, and actor David Bradley ; The Southbank show: "Ken Loach," a 1993 profile ; Cathy come home (1966), an early television feature by Loach, with an afterword by film writer Graham Fuller.
What's in it? disc 1. Feature film -- disc 2. Special features.
Helpful subjects! Coal mines and mining -- England -- Barnsley (South Yorkshire) -- Drama.
Working class -- England -- Barnsley (South Yorkshire) -- Drama.
Teenage boys -- England -- Barnsley (South Yorkshire) -- Drama.
Kestrels -- Drama.
Falconry -- Drama.
Wildlife rehabilitation -- Drama.
Hines, Barry, 1939- -- Film adaptations.
It's a special thing! Fiction films.
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
DVD-Video discs.
More people who helped! Loach, Ken, 1936- Director.
Garnett, Tony. Producer.
Bradley, David, 1953- Actor.
Welland, Colin. Actor.
Perrie, Lynne. Actor.
Fletcher, Freddie. Actor.
Glover, Brian, 1934-1997. Actor.
Bowes, Bob. Actor.
Cameron, John. Composer.
Hines, Barry, 1939- Kestrel for a knave.
Woodfall Film Productions.
Kestrel Films.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Other titles to try! South Bank show (Television program)
Cathy come home (Television program)
Special numbers! 9781604654127
Special numbers! CC2001D The Criterion Collection
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