A Taste Of Honey (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-Ray]

Region: 1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Run Time: 100 minutes
Model: 35644681
PartNumber: unknown
The revolutionary British New Wave films of the early 1960s were celebrated for their uncompromising depictions of working-class lives and relations between the sexes. Directed by Tony Richardson (Tom Jones), a leading light of that movement, and based on one of the most controversial plays of its time, A Taste of Honey stars Rita Tushingham (The Knack), in a star-making debut role, as a disaffected teenager finding her way amid the economic desperation of industrial Manchester, and despite an absent, self-absorbed mother. With its unapologetic identification with social outcasts and its sensitive, modern approach to matters of sexuality and race, Richardson s classic is a still startling benchmark work of realism.

- New, restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
- New interviews with actors Rita Tushingham and Murray Melvin
- Audio interview with director and coscreenwriter Tony Richardson, conducted by film critic Gideon Bachmann at the 1962 Cannes Film Festival
- New interview with Kate Dorney, curator of modern and contemporary theater at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, about A Taste of Honey s onstage origins
- Excerpt from a 1960 television interview with A Taste of Honey playwright Shelagh Delaney
- Momma Don t Allow (1956), Richardson s first theatrical film
- PLUS: An essay by film scholar Colin MacCabe