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A Taste of Honey (Criterion Collection) (1961)
Format: DVD Genre: Drama-Classics
A Taste of Honey (Criterion Collection)

A Taste of Honey (Criterion Collection)

Format: DVD Genre: Drama-Classics
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A Taste of Honey (Criterion Collection)

"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 it's 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 it's unapologetic identification with social outcasts and it's sensitive, modern approach to matters of sexuality and race, Richardson's classic is a still startling benchmark work of realism.Blu-ray includes interviews with the actors, audio interview with the director, interview with theater curator Kate Dorney about the play on which the movie was based, excerpt of interview with the playwright and essay by scholar Colin MacCabe. 1961/b&w/100 min/NR/widescreen.


  • New, restored 4K digital transfer
  • 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
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Run Time: 100 minutes

PLUS: An essay by film scholar Colin MacCabe

Director: Tony Richardson
Studio: Criterion
Release Date: 8/23/2016
Item #: 1721648X
UPC #: 715515184816
Attributes: Special Edition, 4K Mastering, Restored, Widescreen
Product Type: DVD
Rating: NR
Subtitles: ENG

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