Reviews and Articles
  • Log in to Add Reviews, Videos, Etc
  • Places to Buy

    Searching for products...

    Item Images
    About This Item

    Unique ID Code: 0000163415
    Added by: David Simpson
    Added on: 1/6/2014 22:17
    View Changes

    This Sporting Life

    10 / 10
    1 vote cast
    Rate this item
    Inline Image

    Certificate: 12
    Running Time: 134 Mins
    Retail Price: £14.99
    Release Date:
    Content Type: Movie

    Richard Harris gives a career-best performance as a brutally competitive rugby player, strongly supported by Rachel Roberts as his bitter landlady, both of whom received Oscar nominations, with Roberts winning the BAFTA for Best British Actress. David Storey's compelling script was also BAFTA nominated, while director Lindsay Anderson was nominated for the Golden Palm for his unflinching look at working-class life set in the bleak landscape of northern England. This Sporting Life is featured here in a High Definition transfer made from original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.

    Miner Frank Machin lodges with a widow, Mrs. Hammond. His competitive nature and powerful physique lead him to join the local rugby team and, as his career progresses, so too his brutal nature distances him from those around him. Success – and perhaps a new sense of insecurity – seems to make Frank harsher and cruder.

    Special Features:
    Original Theatrical Trailer (SD)
    Four image galleries, including extensive promotional and behind-the-scenes shots
    Promotional material PDFs
    Commemorative booklet by film historian David Rolinson

    Related Websites:

    Directed By:
    Lindsay Anderson

    Richard Harris
    Rachel Roberts
    William Hartnell
    Alan Badel

    Network Distributing

    Your Opinions and Comments

    Be the first to post a comment!