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Poor Cow - Preview

Poor Cow

Preview by Jack Foley

STUDIOCANAL and The Independent Cinema Office are delighted to announce that a newly restored version of Ken Loach’s classic 1967 feature debut, Poor Cow, will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on Monday, July 25, 2016.

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 will be available on DVD and Blu-ray from July 25 on the Vintage Classics label, including brand new extras.

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.

The DVD and Blu-ray extras include new interviews with Loach, Stamp and Dunn.

Win Poor Cow on DVD

To celebrate the release of Poor Cow on DVD on Monday, July 25, 2016, IndieLondon is offering readers the chance to win 1 of 3 copies on DVD. Simply answer the following question…

Q. In what year did Ken Loach make his directorial debut with Poor Cow?

Simply send the answer to Poor Cow competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email