The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner on DVD will be released on January 19, 2015. You can pre-order it on Amazon via this link.
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
A film by Tony Richardson
Colin (Tom Courtenay) is a defiant teenager who rebels against the system, refusing to follow his dying father into a factory job, railing against the capitalist bosses and preferring to make a living from petty thieving.
Sent to borstal, Colin discovers his talent for cross-country running. The borstal governor (Michael Redgrave) offers him the chance to redeem himself in a race against a local public school, and tensions build as the day approaches...
Following the huge success of Karel Reisz's Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Alan Sillitoe here adapted another of his own novels for the screen. Newcomer Tom Courtney is totally compelling as the sullen, disillusioned delinquent in this British New Wave classic, a passionate, explosive tale of rebellion
- Commentary with lead actor Tom Courtenay and writer Alan Sillitoe, moderated by film historian Robert Murphy
- Video essay by cinematographer Walter Lassally
- Momma Don't Allow (1956), Tony Richardson's Free Cinema documentary shot by Walter Lassally
UK | 1962 | 99 minutes | DVD