Terence Rattigan’s powerful play “The Browning Version” about an unpopular schoolmaster who snatches a last shred of dignity from the collapse of his career and his marriage was critically applauded on its initial release in 1948. Time has only embellished its themes of loss, redemption, dignity, and the value of a life’s work which resonates today.
Here presented for the first time in HD are both moving film adaptations.
Limited Edition Hardbox on the first 1500 copies with unique artwork.
The Browning Version (1951)
Michael Redgrave gives the performance of a lifetime in this classic adaptation of Terence Rattigan’s play. Directed By Anthony Asquith
1080p high-definition presentation from a 2k scan
Audio commentary by film historians Jo Botting and Melanie Williams (2021)
Matthew Sweet on The Browning Versions (2021)
LPCM 2.0 Mono
Optional English subtitles
The Browning Version (1994)
Albert Finney’s portrayal of retiring classics teacher, Andrew Crocker Harris, is a marvelous and understated performance in this richly layered work of truth, tears, and triumph. A beautifully realized updated version of this timeless classic by Director Mike Figgis. Starring Albert Finney, Matthew Modine & Greta Scacchi .
1080p high-definition presentation from a new 2k scan in the original as-exhibited aspect ratio
Audio commentary by film critic Peter Tonguette (2021)
Audio interview with Albert Finney biographer Gabriel Hershman (2021)
The Art of Learning: Scoring The Browning Version – interview with composer Mark Isham (2021)
No Less and Certainly No More – Matthew Modine on The Browning Version (2021)
The Guardian – archival interview with Mike Figgis (1997)
DTS-HD 5.1 Surround / LPCM 2.0 Stereo
Optional English subtitles
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