Rent When the Wind Blows (1986)

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1h 20min
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Synopsis:
Jim and Hilda Bloggs (voiced by Sir John Mills and Dame Peggy Ashcroft) are a middle-aged couple, who believe that the British government is in control as they prepare for Nuclear War. When the countdown begins, they roll up their shirtsleeves and follow government guidelines that were actually distributed to households around Britain in the 1970s. They paint their windows white, build a fortress of doors and pillows, take the washing in and put away two packets of ginger nuts, one tin of pineapple chunks and a good supply of tea. This cautionary tale is both humorous and macabre in its consideration of one of the most horrific possibilities of modern life.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
John Coates
Voiced By:
Peggy Ashcroft, John Mills, Robin Houston, James Russell, David Dundas, Matt Irving
Writers:
Raymond Briggs
Studio:
Channel 4
Genres:
British Films, Anime & Animation, Comedy
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
26/09/2005
Run Time:
80 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • The Wind and The Bomb: The Making of When the Wind Blows
  • Interview with Raymond Briggs
BBFC:
Release Date:
22/01/2018
Run Time:
84 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.37:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Audio commentary with first assistant editor Joe Fordham and film historian Nick Redman
  • Jimmy Murakami: Non Alien (2010, 77 mins): feature-length documentary about the film's director The Wind and the Bomb (1986, 25 mins): the making of When the Wind Blows, featuring interviews with producer John Coates, director Jimmy T. Murakami and writer Raymond Briggs
  • Interview with Raymond Briggs (2005, 14 mins): the author discusses When the Wind Blows and other works
  • Protect and Survive (1975, 50 mins): public information film designed to be broadcast when a nuclear attack was imminent
  • Isolated music and effects track

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