Billy Liar 50th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray (Updated)
Posted February 20, 2013 11:00 AM by Webmaster
StudioCanal have revealed that they are preparing a Blu-ray release of director John Schlesinger's Billy Liar to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Exact technical specs and supplemental features to be included with this upcoming release are yet to be revealed, but the preliminary street date set by the studio is May 6th.
Undertaker's clerk Billy (Tom Courtenay) escapes his dreary small town existence in a 1950s Northern town by living in a fantasy world where he realises his ambitions. When his job, unsympathetic working class family and two fiancees threaten to become too much, he meets fashionable Julie Christie, who offers him his one chance for real escape.
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