- Published: [United States] : Criterion Collection, 
- Year Published: 2011
- Edition: Director-approved special ed.
- Description: 2 videodiscs (111 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. +
- Language: English
- Format: DVD
- Bradley, David, 1953-
- Welland, Colin.
- Perrie, Lynne.
- Fletcher, Freddie.
- Glover, Brian, 1934-1997.
- Bowes, Bob.
- Loach, Ken, 1936-
- Garnett, Tony.
- Hines, Barry, 1939-
- Woodfall Film Productions.
- Kestrel Films.
- Criterion Collection (Firm)
- Coal mines and mining -- Drama. -- England -- Barnsley (South Yorkshire)
- Working class -- Drama. -- England -- Barnsley (South Yorkshire)
- Teenage boys -- Drama. -- England -- Barnsley (South Yorkshire)
- Kestrels -- Drama.
- Falconry -- Drama.
- Wildlife rehabilitation -- Drama.
- Feature films.
- Fiction films.
- Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
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Call number: DVD Drama Kes
Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor, Pittsfield Adult
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1969.
From the book A kestrel for a knave by Barry Hines.
Special features: disc 1: newly restored digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Ken Loach and director of photography Chris Menges, with the filmmaker's original production soundtrack ; alternate, internationally released soundtrack, with postsync dialogue ; original theatrical trailer.
Special features: disc 2: Making "Kes," a new documentary featuring Loach, Menges, producer Tony Garnett, and actor David Bradley ; The Southbank show: "Ken Loach," a 1993 profile ; Cathy come home (1966), an early television feature by Loach, with an afterword by film writer Graham Fuller.
David Bradley, Colin Welland, Lynne Perrie, Freddie Fletcher, Brian Glover, Bob Bowes.
A portrait of working-class Northern England. Billy is a fifteen-year-old miner's son whose close bond with a wild kestrel provides him with a spiritual escape from his dead-end life. Special features included.
DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen enhanced for 16:9 widescreen TVs, Dolby digital, mono
Contents: Kestrel for a knave.
Some of the dialect is a bit thick, but that's part of the appeal. The booklet that comes with this Criterion release is worth a read for some insight into the making of the film.
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