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Ken Russell: The Great Passions: Always on Sunday; Isadora; Dante’s Inferno

Synopsis
This collection brings together three films from 1965-7. The collection opens with ALWAYS ON SUNDAY (1965) a dramatized examination of the painter Henri Rousseau. ISADORA, THE BIGGEST DANCER IN THE WORLD (1966), is a study of American dancer, Isadora Duncan. DANTE’S INFERNO (1967) tells of the complex relationship between the 19th-century artist and poet, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and his model Elizabeth Siddal.

Extras include:
LATE NIGHT LINE-UP: RUSSELL AT WORK (Ian Keill, 1966, 31 minutes):documentary shot during the making of Isadora; MICHAEL BRADSELL INTERVIEW (2015, 18 minutes) The film editor talks about working with Ken Russell; Brian Hoyle audio commentary for ALWAYS ON SUNDAY; Paul Sutton audio commentary for ISADORA; Bryan Hoyle audio commentary for DANTE’S INFERNO; The PAUL SUTTON TAPES: alternative audio track to Isadora, comprising interviews which Paul Sutton conducted with the cast and crew between 2008 and 2012.
30-page illustrated booklet featuring new essays by John Wyver, Kevin Jackson, Christophe Van Eecke, Brian Hoyle, Paul Sutton and Michael Brooke, and full credits
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2016
Year of production
1965; 1966; 1967
Subjects
Art; Dance; Literature; Television studies
Keywords
ballet; documentary films; Pre-Raphaelites; Rossetti, Dante Gabriel; Rousseau, Henri (1844-1910); art - French; Duncan, Isadora

Credits

Director
Ken Russell
Writer
Ken Russell; Melvyn Bragg
Cast
Oliver Reed 
Vivian Pickles 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL, Blu-Ray DVD
Price
£29.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
45 minutes + 64 minutes + 88 minutes
Year
2016

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Distributor

Name

BFI Video

Email
video.films@bfi.org.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7957 8957
Fax
020 7957 8968
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN

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