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The revolutionary British New Wave films of the early 1960s were celebrated for their uncompromising depictions of working-class lives and relations between the sexes. Directed by Tony Richardson, a leading light of that movement, and based on one of the most controversial plays of its time, A Taste of Honey features Rita Tushingham in her star-making debut role as a disaffected teenager finding her way amid the economic desperation of industrial Manchester, and despite her absent, self-absorbed mother. With its unapologetic identification with social outcasts and its sensitive, modern approach to matters of sexuality and race, Richardsonís classic is a still startling benchmark work of realism.

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Special Features New, restored, 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray New interviews with actors Rita Tushingham and Murray Melvin Audio interview with director and coscreenwriter Tony Richardson from the 1962 Cannes Film Festival Excerpt from a 1960 television interview with A Taste of Honey playwright Shelagh Delaney Interview from 1998 with cinematographer Walter Lassally Remaking British Theater: Joan Littlewood and ďA Taste of Honey,Ē a new piece about the filmís stage origins, featuring an interview with theater scholar Kate Dorney Momma Donít Allow (1956), a Free Cinema short film by Richardson, shot by Lassally PLUS: An essay by film scholar Colin MacCabe

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