1984
Original Title: Nineteen Eighty-Four
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Production year: 1984
Director: Michael Radford
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 027616-884220
Running time: 1:50 (110 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: March 04, 2003
Collection type: Owned (#11)
Status: Available
Purchase date: March 17, 2003
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 9 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
This stunning film adaptation "journeys straight to the heart of the nightmare" (Variety) portrayed in George Orwell's terrifying classic. John Hurt is "perfect" (The Washington Post) as a doomed rebel, and Richard Burton "is a model of powerful restraint" (Chicago Tribune) as a sadistic agent of the ruling party.

Winston Smith (Hurt) endures a squalid existence in totalitarian Oceania under the constant surveillance of Big Brother. But his life takes a horrifying turn when he begins a forbidden love affair and commits the crime of independent thought. Sent to the chillingly labelled "Ministry of Love," he is placed as the mercy of O'Brien (Burton), a coolly treacherous leader determined to control his thoughts...and crush his soul.
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Genres
Drama
Science-Fiction
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Virgin Cinema Films Limited
 • Umbrella-Rosenblum Films
Media Companies:
 • MGM Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
English
French
Spanish
Tags
Jukebox
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
Michael Radford....Director
Writing
Michael Radford....Writer
George Orwell....Original Material By
Production
Marvin J. Rosenblum....Executive Producer
Simon Perry....Producer
Cinematography
Roger Deakins....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Tom Priestley....Film Editor
Music
Dominic Muldowney....Composer
Annie Lennox....Song Writer
David Stewart....Song Writer
Sound
Bruce White....Production Sound Mixer
Colin Miller....Sound Editor
Trevor Pyke....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Allan Cameron....Production Designer
Emma Porteous....Costume Designer
Martin Hebert....Art Director
Grant Hicks....Art Director
Ian Scoones....Visual Effects
Mary Hillman....Make-up Artist
John Brady....Costume Designer
Philippe Pickford....Costume Designer
Debbie Scragg....Make-up Artist
Anna Dryhurst....Make-up Artist
Cast
John Hurt....Winston Smith
Richard Burton....O'Brien
Suzanna Hamilton....Julia
Cyril Cusack....Charrington
Gregor Fisher....Parsons
James Walker....Syme
Andrew Wilde....Tillotson
David Trevena....Tillotson's Friend
David Cann....Martin
Anthony Benson....Jones
Peter Frye....Rutherford
Roger Lloyd Pack....Waiter
Rupert Baderman....Winston as a boy
Corinna Seddon....Winston's Mother
Martha Parsey....Winston's Sister
Merelina Kendall....Mrs Parsons
P. J. Nicholas....William Parsons
Lynne Radford....Susan Parsons
Pip Donaghy....Inner Party Speaker
Shirley Stelfox....Whore
Janet Key....Instructress
Hugh Walters....Artsem Lecturer
John Hughes....Man in white coat
Robert Putt....Shouting Prole
Christine Hargreaves....Soup Lady
Garry Cooper....Guard
Matthew Scurfield....Guard
John Golightly....Patrolman
Rolf Saxon....Patrolman
Ole Oldendorp....Eurasian Soldier
Eddie Stacey....Executioner
Norman Bacon....Man on station
John Foss....Youth Leader
Carey Wilson....Party Member
Mitzi McKenzie....Party Member
Phyllis Logan....The Telescreen Announcer
Pam Gems....The Washerwoman
Joscik Barbarossa....Aaronson
John Boswall....Goldstein
Bob Flag....Big Brother