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The Boulting Brothers’ Newly Restored THE FAMILY WAY Is Coming To Blu-Ray And On DVD And Digital For THE FIRST TIME


20 April 2020

A FILM BY THE BOULTING BROTHERS

STARRING HAYLEY MILLS and HYWEL BENNETT

NEWLY RESTORED AND RELEASED FOR THE FIRST TIME ON BLU-RAY AND ON DVD & DIGITAL FROM MAY 4

STUDIOCANAL is delighted to announce the release of a new restoration of the classic sixties romantic comedy THE FAMILY WAY as part of its Vintage Classics Collection complete with new bonus content. For the 2020 restoration of THE FAMILY WAY, STUDIOCANAL went back to the original camera negative where possible and alternative sources where severe damage that could not be repaired was encountered. These elements were scanned at 4K resolution in 10bit and then restored in 4k.

Based on Bill Naughton’s warm-hearted play ‘All In Good Time’, and directed by the Boulting brothers - Roy and John - THE FAMILY WAY is a tender and funny exploration of the emotional impact of the Sixties sexual revolution focusing on two sensitive youngsters whose failure to consummate their marriage threatens to derail their life together before it has even begun. Featuring an original soundtrack by Paul McCartney (with George Martin) THE FAMILY WAY stars Hayley Mills (Whistle Down The Wind) and Hywel Bennett (Loot) with John MillsMarjorie RhodesAvril AngersJohn ComerWilfred PicklesLiz FraserMurray Head and Barry Foster. THE FAMILY WAY will be available for Digital Download (Amazon, iTunes, Google, Sky), on DVD, and for the first time on Blu-ray from 4th May 2020 and is available to pre-order here.

Following the ceremony and a rowdy reception in the local pub Jenny Piper (Hayley Mills) and Arthur Fitton (Hywel Bennett) return to the Fitton home to spend their first night together only to find that Arthur’s father Ezra (John Mills) has returned with the drunken party guests. When they finally retire the marital bed collapses thanks to a practical joke played by Arthur’s boorish boss (Barry Foster) and the following morning the couple discover that the travel agent who sold them the tickets for their honeymoon to Majorca has absconded with all their money. Unable to get a home of their own, Jenny and Arthur continue living in the crowded Fitton house with Arthur's parents and brother Geoffrey (Murray Head) where the thin walls and lack of privacy exacerbate Arthur's discomfort. As days pass into weeks, the marriage remains unconsummated, and the strain between the couple steadily worsens and gossip about their dilemma spreads.

Included in the special features is a new interview with Beatles biographer Chip Madinger on Paul McCartney’s soundtrack, which in 1966 was officially the first solo release by a member of the group, the 1961 Armchair Theatre production of Bill Naughton’s original play titled ‘Honeymoon Postponed’, the original trailer and a stills gallery.

 

 

Special features

  • NEW – The McCartney Way: Composing The Soundtrack: Interview with Chip Madinger
  • Armchair Theatre: Honeymoon Postponed (1961)
  • Original Trailer
  • Stills gallery

THE FAMILY WAY is released as part of the ‘Vintage Classics collection’ which showcases iconic British films, all fully restored and featuring brand new extra content. The collection includes THE WINSLOW BOY, KIND HEARTS & CORONETS, THE DAM BUSTERS, BILLY LIAR, DON’T LOOK NOW, DEATH ON THE NILE, FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD, THE WICKER MAN, THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH, THE RAILWAY CHILDREN, IT ALWAYS RAINS ON SUNDAY, THE HOLLY AND THE IVY, THE HALFWAY HOUSE and many more.

Certificate: 12
Running Time: 115 mins approx.

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NEWLY RESTORED AND RELEASED FOR THE FIRST TIME ON BLU-RAY AND ON DVD & DIGITAL FROM MAY 4

About STUDIOCANAL

STUDIOCANAL is a subsidiary of the CANAL+ Group. It is one of Europe’s leading companies in the market for co-production, acquisition, distribution and sale of international feature films. STUDIOCANAL is the only studio operating simultaneously in the three main European territories: France, the United Kingdom, Germany and Australia and New Zealand. The company distributes a total of more than 50 films a year. Additionally, STUDIOCANAL owns one of the most important libraries in the world, with more than 5,000 international titles.

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