“Distant Voices, Still Lives” Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary On Blu-ray

Described as a “visual tour de force unmatched in British cinema”, Distant Voices, Still Lives from director Terence Davies will be released on Blu-ray courtesy of the BFI on October 22.

Distant Voice, Still Lives - Terence Davies

“A visual tour de force unmatched in British cinema”, said The Guardian, Terence Davies’ Distant Voices, Still Lives receives a stunning 4K restoration for its 30th anniversary release on Blu-ray. This follows a theatrical run in August.

Arriving on a feature-packed Blu-ray on October 22, Davies’ poetic, heart-breaking film sees a trio of siblings Eileen (Angela Walsh), Maisie (Lorraine Ashbourne) and Tony (Dean Williams) remember their childhoods in vastly different ways. Eileen clings to happier times but her sister and brother remember the brutality of their father, and how his violent nature affected what they became as adults.

Distant Voice, Still Lives - Terence Davies

Partly autobiographical, this familial drama details the day-to-day of their lives while referencing the past and how it shaped them. Heralded for its superb soundtrack and acting, Distant Voices, Still Lives was voted one of the greatest British films by Sight & Sound.

The Blu-ray features a new Q&A with Terence Davies, his own audio commentary, an introduction from Mark Kermode, a fully illustrated book with new writing on the film, interviews, trailers and more. The film has been restored from the original 35mm camera negative and approved by the director.

Distant Voice, Still Lives - Terence Davies

You can buy the film on Blu-ray via Amazon.co.uk here.

Distant Voices, Still Lives arrives on Blu-ray on October 22.

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