Hunger: The Criterion Collection

Criterion   (2008) / Region 1
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Hunger: The Criterion Collection

With Hunger, British filmmaker and artist Steve McQueen has turned one of history's most controversial acts of political defiance into a jarring, unforgettable cinematic experience. In Northern Ireland's Maze prison in 1981, twenty-seven-year-old Irish Republican Army member Bobby Sands went on a hunger strike to protest the British government's refusal to recognize him and his fellow IRA inmates as political prisoners, rather than as ordinary criminals. McQueen dramatizes prison existence and Sands's final days in a way that is purely experiential, even abstract, a succession of images full of both beauty and horror. Featuring an intense performance by Michael Fassbender, Hunger is an unflinching, transcendent depiction of what a human being is willing to endure to be heard.

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  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Nov 17 2009
  • Production Year 2008
  • Empire SKU 1506446
  • UPC Code 715515052818
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging Keep
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English

Features

- New, restored high-definition digital transfer, approved by director Steve McQueen
- Video interviews with McQueen and actor Michael Fassbender
- A short documentary on the making of Hunger, including interviews with McQueen, Fassbender, actors Liam Cunningham, Stuart Graham, and Brian Milligan, writer Enda Walsh, and producer Robin Gutch
- The Provo's Last Card?, a 1981 episode of the BBC program Panorama, about the Maze prison hunger strikes and the political and civilian reactions across Northern Ireland
- Theatrical Trailer
- Plus: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Chris Darke

Audio/Video

  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Video
    Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)

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