1984 [Import]

Starring: John Hurt, Suzanna Hamilton & Richard Burton Director: Michael Radford  Rated: R: Restricted
George Orwell's Terrifying Vision Comes To The Screen.
1984 [Import]
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DVD Details

  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: December 25, 2012
  • Originally Released: 1984

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring John Hurt, Suzanna Hamilton & Richard Burton
Performer: Cyril Cusack & Gregor Fisher
Directed by Michael Radford
Edited by Tom Priestley
Screenwriting by Michael Radford
Original story by George Orwell
Cinematography by Roger Deakins

Product Description:

NTSC/Region 0. Michael Radford's adaption of George Orwell's foreboding literary premonition casts John Hurt and Suzanna Hamilton as lovers who must keep their courtship secret. Aside from criminalizing sex and interpersonal relationships, the ruling party in their country Oceania both fabricates reality and reconstructs history for the sake of oppressing the masses. They brainwash their citizens via large, propaganda-spewing TV monitors installed in their living rooms, which also inspect everyone's activities. Hurt and Hamilton are among the few we see desperately trying to fight the system by keeping control of their thoughts and beliefs. While the atmosphere becomes a bit too stifling at times, the images are quite striking with their muted colors and dilapidated sets. In an interesting bit of casting, Richard Burton costars (in his final role) as a government agent who surreptitiously exposes Hurt to the ideas of resistance. Unlike many like-minded films, 1984 does not offer a flashy vision of the future, but then that aspect makes it feel all the more real.

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  • Sales Rank: 99,082
  • UPC: 8809154123885
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