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Posted February 21, 2013 06:06 PM by Webmaster
StudioCanal will release on Blu-ray director Joseph Losey's drama Accident (1967), starring Dirk Bogarde, Stanley Baker, and Jacqueline Sassard. The release will be available for purchase online and in shops across the United Kingdom on April 8th.
Winner of the 1967 Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Accident was also nominated for 4 BAFTA Awards, including Best British Film. The Blu-ray release features a restoration of the film undertaken by the British Film Institute.
Two Oxford students, William (Michael York) and Anna (Jacqueline Sassard), crash their car outside their professor Stephen's (Dirk Bogarde) house. The lecturer finds William dead and Anna in shock, and the horrifying spectacle in front of him triggers memories of their previous meetings. It transpires that Anna had been having an affair with one of the professor's colleagues, and, in a flashback to a Sunday dinner party, it is revealed what part Stephen had to play in the fall-out from the relationship. Harold Pinter provides the script for Joseph Losey's examination of emotional tumult amongst the dreaming spires.
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