The Good Die Young (Blu-ray+DVD) BFI

$34.95

The Good Die Young opens with four men sitting in a car as they prepare to commit a serious crime. Each man’s reason for being involved is then explored…

Mike (Stanley Baker), an injured and ageing boxer unable to find work, Joe (Richard Basehart) is an out-of-work clerk who needs to get to the United States with his young wife (Joan Collins) to escape her unstable mother (Freda Jackson), Eddie (John Ireland) is an AWOL American airman with an unfaithful wife (Gloria Grahame), and Miles ‘Rave’ Ravenscourt (Laurence Harvey), a ‘gentleman’ scoundrel with gambling debts and the man who lures the other three.

From director Lewis Gilbert (The Spy Who Loved Me, Alfie) comes this 1954 crime thriller that promises “Deadly weapons, burning lips, and hot lead!”

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Special Features

Newly remastered by the BFI and presented in High Definition and Standard Definition
The Good Die Young (Export Version) (1953, 101 mins, Blu-ray only): made available here for the first time, this extended overseas-only version of the film contains anti-establishment sentiments considered too strong for British audiences of the day
When Giants Fought (1926, 31 mins): a contentious but historic bare-knuckle conflict of 1810 is vividly revisited in this power-packed silent boxing drama, with a newly commissioned musical score by Mordecai Smyth
Midnight Taxi (1946, 17 mins): a London cabby uncovers the city’s secret nightlife in this surprising plug for post-war National Savings
Under Night Streets (1958, 20 mins): after the last tube has gone, an army of underground workers get busy down below
Not Like Any Other Director: Lewis Gilbert (1995, 31 mins): Michael Caine introduces the director of The Good Die Young, in this excerpt from an on-stage interview at London’s National Film Theatre
Image gallery
***FIRST PRESSING ONLY*** Fully illustrated booklet featuring new essays by the BFI’s Dr Josephine Botting, writer and former assistant to Lewis Gilbert, Peter Rankin and full film credits

Format

Bluray, DVD

Label

BFI