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The Men BFI Blu-Ray [NEW]

The Men BFI Blu-Ray [NEW]

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Featuring a powerhouse performance from Marlon Brando in his first feature film, The Men is a poignant reflection on the impact of war and life-changing injury, as well as the relationships that nourish the wounded as they fight their hardest battle yet.
As veteran Ken Wilocek, paralysed from the waist down, Brando is backed by a stellar supporting cast, including Teresa Wright (
Shadow of a Doubt), Everett Sloane (Citizen Kane) and Jack Webb (Pete Kelly Blues).
Written by Carl Foreman (
High Noon) and directed by Fred Zinnemann (High Noon, From Here To Eternity), this landmark examination of masculinity and disability is presented on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK.

Special features

  • Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition
  • Newly recorded audio commentary by filmmaker and film historian Jim Hemphill
  • Return to Action (1947, 19 mins): bricklayers, lawyers, teachers – disabled men and women are encouraged to retrain for new jobs in this short film produced on behalf of the Ministry of Labour
  • The Undefeated (1950, 35 mins): released in the same month as The Men, Paul Dickson’s film charts the progress of a disabled ex-glider pilot through the rehabilitation schemes organised by the Ministry of Pensions
  • Interview with Carl Foreman (1969, 82 mins, audio only): an in-depth interview with the award-winning screenwriter recorded at the National Film Theatre
  • Original trailer
  • Stills gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original artwork and a newly commissioned design by Jennifer Dionisio
  • **FIRST PRESSING ONLY** Illustrated booklet with new writing by Philip Kemp, Scott Harrison and Victoria Millington, a contemporary review, and writing on the extras by Tony Dykes and Katy McGahan
  • Includes newly created English subtitles for the deaf and partial hearing on the feature, and the short films Return to Action and The Undefeated
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