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Ken Loach's feature debut Poor Cow on Blu-ray and DVD in July

8 July 2016

In a gritty 1960s London, Joy (Carol White – Cathy Come Home) is a young mother who is forced to fend for herself when her brutal and uncaring husband, Tom (John Bindon – Barry Lyndon, Get Carter), is put in jail. The film follows Joy as she searches for a glimpse of happiness, when she comes into contact with Tom's seemingly caring associate Dave (Terence Stamp – Far from the Madding Crowd, The Limey) whilst raising her son alone in squalid circumstances.

Following on from his hard-hitting work in television, including Cathy Come Home and Up the Junction, Poor Cow brought Loach’s unique, uncompromising style to a big screen audience and helped kick start a new movement in social realist filmmaking. Ken Loach has gone on to direct countless highly acclaimed films that include Kes and Sweet Sixteen. He has won numerous awards including the Palme d’Or for The Wind That Shakes the Barley and both the BAFTA and BFI Fellowship Awards.

Poor Cow DVD

Poor Cow will be released on DVD and Blu-ray from 25th July 2016 by Studiocanal on the Vintage Classics label at the RRP of £22.99 for the Blu-ray and £17.99 for the DVD.

Special features:

  • New interview with Ken Loach

  • New interview with Terence Stamp

  • New interview with Nell Dunn

  • Archive interview with Carol White (to be confirmed)

  • Poor Cow & The British New Wave featurette

  • More to be confirmed