A film by Ken Loach
When honest young Tolly is forced on the run with ‘Black Jack’, a villainous ruffian, adventure and mishap are never far away. As the two enter a world of body-snatchers, private lunatic asylums and travelling fairs they find friendship in the most unlikely places. Based on Leon Garfield’s popular novel, Ken Loach’s Black Jack is a children’s adventure film set in the 18th Century. With Chris Menges’s beautiful photography, enchanting performances by its charismatic young cast and Loach’s gentle, observational style – seen in his earlier feature Kes (1969) – Black Jack received the Critics’ award at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival.
- Feature commentary by director Ken Loach.
- English and French language versions of the feature.
- Illustrated booklet featuring essays by Sophie Mayer, extracts from Terry Deary’s Horrible Histories series and more.
- Original trailer.
- Deleted scenes.
- Dolby Digital mono audio (320 kpbs).
English for the hard-of-hearing
Original aspect ratio
- 2 Europe (except Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus), Middle East, Egypt, Japan, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Greenland, French Overseas departments and territories
- B - Includes most European and Middle-Eastern countries, all of Africa, Australia and New Zealand