Nineteen Eighty Four
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If you are a fan of the BBC or 1984, get this DVD.
In a society that has eliminated many imbalances, surplus goods, and even class struggle, there are bound to be deviates; Winston Smith is one of those. He starts out, due to his inability to doublethink, with thoughtcrime. This is in a society that believes a thought is as real as the deed. Eventually he graduates through a series of misdemeanors to illicit sex and even plans to overthrow the very government that took him in as an orphan.
If he gets caught, he will be sent to the "Ministry of Love" where they have a record of 100% cures for this sort of insanity. They will even forgive his past indiscretions.
Peter Cushing, a veteran actor, plays Winston smith. The film is in black and white. There are clips of this film in other 1984 documentaries. Copies are hard to find. With any luck, this fill will show-up on a Criterion DVD.
1984 ~ John Hurt
Peter Cushing is Winston who lives in a totalitarian system in 1984, dominated by "Big Brother", where even the thoughts of people are controlled by the government.
There are some minor flaws with the visual playback, but other than that, it's very good.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A must see for anybody with a brain, which means it's not for everyone.Published 6 months ago by Victor
Cushing in such great form here.... This production cause a public uproar, and was denounced in Parliament and almost banned. Thankfully, it was preserved on kinascope!Published 14 months ago by Rashid Patch
Quite a disppointment. The initial DVD menu is amateur and it looks more like a pirate copy. Do not understand how it is selling at Amazon. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Fabio Caldas
They'll split your bleeding cranium and fill it full of air. 6 were 9. Hey hey mama said the way you move gonna makePublished 19 months ago by gcd
1950s BBC version. Captures the essence of the book well. Quality of the transfer could be better but worth having in your collection.Published on January 3, 2014 by Walter Neff
This was a real classic film from 1950's BBC TV. Enjoyed the retro aspect of it. An amazingly good production considering what they had to work with technologically.Published on November 7, 2013 by Pat Andersen
The book was better than the movie and was boring . The account and warning is still used in recent assessments of current events as an example of a globalist empire . Read morePublished on October 4, 2013 by Jim W. Blain