Powerhouse Films has released British comedy Take A Girl Like You on limited edition Blu-ray via its feature-packed Indicator series. The dated film reveals attitudes to women that nowadays appear quite archaic.
Jonathan Miller’s film of Kingsley Amis’ comic novel (adapted for the screen by George Melly), casts Hayley Mills (Whistle Down the Wind, Twisted Nerve) as a naïve young girl who moves from the North of England to teach in a London school and finds herself fending off the advances of a number of lusty suitors, including Oliver Reed, John Bird and Noel Harrison.
As much a document of its time as a window on a better-to-be-forgotten period of rampant chauvinism, Miller’s dated debut feature is however buoyed by its terrific cast and a typically excellent Stanley Myers score.
INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES:
High Definition remaster
Original mono audio
A New Era Revisited (2019, 15 mins): in-depth interview with celebrated actor Hayley Mills
Now and Then: Jonathan Miller (1967, 42 mins): archival interview featuring the polymath director in conversation with broadcaster Bernard Braden
Make a Film Like You (2019, 8 mins): production manager Denis Johnson Jnr and assistant director Joe Marks recalls the making of Take a Girl Like You
Isolated music & effects track
Original theatrical trailers
Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Limited edition exclusive 32-page booklet with a new essay by Melanie
Williams, Kingsley Amis on Take a Girl Like You, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits
UK premiere on Blu-ray
Limited Edition of 3,000 copies
All extras subject to change