Rent The National Health (1973)

3.3 of 5 from 50 ratings
1h 38min
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Synopsis:
Jack Gold's film about life and death in a shabby London hospital interweaves the story of the real hospital with a fantasy one which exists in the soap-opera world of 'Nurse Norton's Affair', where everything is fully funded and patients are miraculously cured. A darkly funny satire on the state of the nation and also a deeply prescient comment on TV's ability to turn tragedy into entertainment, 'The National Health' sits somewhere between the bawdy antics of the 'Carry On' films and the angry satire of Lindsay Anderson's 'Britannia Hospital', but emerges as a starkly prophetic film, more relevant now than ever.
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Directors:
Producers:
Terry Glinwood, Ned Sherrin
Writers:
Peter Nichols
Others:
Ralph Sheldon
Studio:
Powerhouse Films
Genres:
British Films, Classics, Comedy
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
28/08/2017
Run Time:
98 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.75:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Audio commentary with actor Jim Dale and journalist Nick Pinkerton
  • Back to Health (2017, 24 mins): a new interview with author and playwright Peter Nichols
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • UK DVD premiere
BBFC:
Release Date:
28/08/2017
Run Time:
98 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.75:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
Bonus:
  • Audio commentary with actor Jim Dale and journalist Nick Pinkerton
  • Back to Health (2017, 24 mins): a new interview with author and playwright Peter Nichols
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • World premiere on Blu-ray

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