Black Jack

When honest young Tolly is forced on the run with,Black Jack, a villainous ruffian, adventure and mishap are never far away.

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.

Special features

  • 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).

Product information

    • Certificate

      PG

    • Colour

      Colour

    • Sound

      Sound

    • Running time

      98mins

    • Languages

      English

    • Subtitles

      English for the hard-of-hearing

    • Original aspect ratio

      1.66:1

    • DVD region

      • 2 Europe (except Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus), Middle East, Egypt, Japan, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Greenland, French Overseas departments and territories

    • Blu-ray region

      • B - Includes most European and Middle-Eastern countries, all of Africa, Australia and New Zealand

    • Catalogue number

      BFIVD844

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