Withnail and I Withnail and I

Withnail and I

Bruce Robinson

 
Withnail and I (Criterion DVD)

DVD

1 Disc

SRP: $29.95

Out of Print
  • United Kingdom
  • 1986
  • 108 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
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  • Spine #119

London. The 1960s. Two unemployed actors—acerbic, elegantly wasted Withnail (Richard E. Grant) and the anxiety-ridden “I” (Paul McGann)—drown their frustrations in booze, pills, and lighter fluid. When Withnail’s Uncle Monty (Richard Griffiths) offers his cottage, they escape the squalor of their flat for a week in the country. They soon realize they’ve gone on holiday by mistake when their wits—and friendship—are sorely tested by violent downpours, less than hospitable locals, and empty cupboards. An intelligent, superbly acted, and hilarious film, Bruce Robinson’s semi-autobiographical cult favorite is presented here in its complete and uncut version.

Credits

DirectorBruce Robinson
ProducerPaul Heller and Lawrence Kirstein
Executive producersGeorge Harrison and Denis O'Brien
Co-producerDavid Wimbury
CinematographyPeter Hannan
MusicDavid Dundas and Rick Wentworth
EditingAlan Strachan
Camera operatorBob Smith
Production designMichael Pickwoad

Disc Features

  • Exclusive uncut widescreen version, supervised by director of photography Peter Hannan
  • Withnail & Us, a 1999 documentary on the film
  • Rare preproduction photos by Ralph Steadman
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Limited-edition collectible poster of the original film art by Ralph Steadman
  • nglish subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

    Cover illustration by Ralph Steadman

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