My Beautiful Laundrette
~Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth, Daniel Day-Lewis, Stephen Marcus, Richard Graham, Shirley Anne Field
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|Official Release Date||Jul 21, 2015|
|Starring||Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth, Daniel Day-Lewis, Stephen Marcus, Richard Graham, Shirley Anne Field|
|Running Time||97 Minutes|
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"Stephen Frears (The Hit) was at the forefront of the British cinematic revival of the mid-1980s, and the delightfully transgressive My Beautiful Laundrette is his greatest triumph of the period. Working from a richly layered script by writer Hanif Kureishi (Intimacy), soon to be internationally renowned, Frears tells an uncommon love story that takes place between a young South London Pakistani man (Gordon Warnecke), who decides to open an upscale laundromat to make his family proud, and his childhood friend, a skinhead (Daniel Day-Lewis, in a breakthrough role), who volunteers to help make his dream a reality. This culture-clash comedy is also a subversive work of social realism, which dares to address racism, homophobia, and sociopolitical marginalization in Margaret Thatcher's England.
DIRECTOR-APPROVED Blu-ray SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
• New, restored 2K digital transfer, supervised by director of photography Oliver Stapleton, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
• New conversation between director Stephen Frears and producer Colin MacCabe
• New interviews with writer Hanif Kureishi, producers Tim Bevan and Sarah Radclyffe, and Stapleton
• Trailer• PLUS: An essay by journalist Sarfraz Manzoor".