Black Jack

Overview

In this fascinating adventure of the England of the 1750s, the huge Frenchman Black Jack (Jean Franval) miraculously survives a hanging by the British authorities in Yorkshire and escapes from the grim jaws of "justice." He takes to the countryside in the company of Tolly, a teenaged boy who is able to translate Black Jack's odd speech into something comprehensible. They join up with Belle, an aristocratic teenager who has escaped from the madhouse her family imprisoned her in when she grew troublesome. Together,...
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Overview

In this fascinating adventure of the England of the 1750s, the huge Frenchman Black Jack (Jean Franval) miraculously survives a hanging by the British authorities in Yorkshire and escapes from the grim jaws of "justice." He takes to the countryside in the company of Tolly, a teenaged boy who is able to translate Black Jack's odd speech into something comprehensible. They join up with Belle, an aristocratic teenager who has escaped from the madhouse her family imprisoned her in when she grew troublesome. Together, the three join a carnival. However, as it becomes clear that the girl is far from crazy, love between Tolly and Belle grows. This story, set in the mid-18th century, is based on a novel by Leon Garfield.
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Special Features

Blu-Ray features: ; Feature-length audio commentary by director Ken Loach; New essay by film critic and scholar Peter Tonguette
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/8/2014
  • UPC: 741952772491
  • Original Release: 1979
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  • Source: Cohen Media Group
  • Presentation: Anniversary Edition
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:49:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 90,185

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jean Franval Black Jack
Stephen Hirst Tolly
Louise Cooper Belle
Packie Byrne Dr. Carmody
Pat Wallis Mrs. Gorgandy
John Young Dr. Hunter
William Moore Mr. Carter
Russell Waters Dr. Jones
Brian Hawksley Hall
Technical Credits
Ken Loach Director, Screenwriter
Andrew Boulton Sound Mixer
Raymond Day Asst. Director
Pierre Donnadieu Sound/Sound Designer
Tony Garnett Producer
Martin Johnson Production Designer
Chris Menges Cinematographer
Sally Nieper Costumes/Costume Designer
Bob Pegg Score Composer
Bill Shapter Editor
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