BFI to release 60th Anniversary Dual Format Edition of Jack Clayton’s ‘Room at the Top’

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To celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Jack Clayton’s landmark British New Wave drama, Room at the Top, the BFI will release on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK as part of a new Dual Format Edition on 20 May 2019.

The kitchen-sink classic stars Laurence Harvey, Heather Sears, and Simone Signoret in an Academy Award winning performance.

In 1950s industrial Yorkshire, social climber Joe Lampton (Laurence Harvey) woos the boss’s daughter as he sets out to reach the top of his profession.

But when his working-class background hampers his efforts, Joe seeks solace with the unhappily married Alice (Simone Signoret) – an affair that will have dire consequences.

Special Features:

·         Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition

·         The Visit (1959, 35 mins): Jack Gold’s quietly devastating drama portraying the everyday life of a working-class single woman

·         The West Riding in Archive Film: Bradford Town Hall Square (1896, 2 mins); Bailey’s Royal Buxton Punch and Judy Show in Halifax(1901, 3 mins); Tram Ride into Halifax (1902, 4 mins); Halifax Day by Day (1910, 2 mins); We of the West Riding (1945, 22 mins);This Town (1969, 8 mins): everyday Yorkshire life captured across a century of dramatic change

·         Original trailer

·         Feature commentary by Neil Sinyard (2009)

·         Feature commentary by Dr Josephine Botting (2019)

·         Image galleries

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