Sunday Bloody Sunday [1971] [Criterion] (DVD)

John Schlesinger

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Synopsis

John Schlesinger followed his Academy Award–winning Midnight Cowboy with this sophisticated and highly personal take on love and sex. Sunday Bloody Sunday depicts the romantic lives of two Londoners, a middle-aged doctor and a prickly thirtysomething divorcée—played by Oscar winners Peter Finch (Network) and Glenda Jackson (Women in Love)—who are sleeping with the same handsome young artist (Murray Head). A revelation in its day, this may be the 1970s’ most intelligent, multitextured film about the complexities of romantic relationships; it is keenly acted and sensitively directed, from a penetrating screenplay by novelist and critic Penelope Gilliatt.

 

Product Details

  • Starring: Peter Finch, Glenda Jackson, Murray Head, Vivian Pickles, Tony Britton
  • Cast: Thomas Baptiste
  • Format: Color, DVD, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Label: The Criterion Collection
  • Run Time: 110 minutes
  • Catalogue #: 2186

Special Features

  • New video interviews with actor Murray Head, Williams, and production designer Luciana Arrighi, Illustrated 1975 audio interview with director John Schlesinger, New interview with writer William J. Mann (Edge of Midnight: The Life of John Schlesinger) about the making of Sunday Bloody Sunday, New interview with photographer Michael Childers, Schlesinger’s longtime companion, PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by film critic Terrence Rafferty and cultural historian Ian Buruma, as well as screenwriter Penelope Gilliatt’s 1971 introduction to the film’s screenplay.

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