Home Before Midnight (Blu-ray)
The music business must seem very exciting... to a girl of fourteen
With his penultimate film as director, Peter Walker moved away from the flesh-and-blood exploitation that made him one of Britain's most notorious filmmakers, and created this serious (but no less sensational) examination of sexual prejudices.When hit songwriter Mike Beresford (James Aubrey) rescues a stranded hitch-hiker named Ginny (Alison Elliot), a steamy romance quickly transpires. But passion turns to prosecution when Ginny's parents discover the relationship, and reveal that their daughter is only fourteen years old. True to form, Walker questions the "justice" of a legal system that plots to destroy Mike's livelihood, and morally implicates the viewer by encouraging us to share in Mike's fondness for Ginny, even after we learn she is underaged (though the actress clearly is an adult).
Along the way, Walker provides an entertaining (if not entirely accurate) portrait of the '70s rock scene, featuring Stones sibling Chris Jagger.
Director: Pete Walker
Cast: James Aubrey, Alison Elliot, Mark Burns, Juliet Harmer, Debbie Linden, Andy Forray, Chris Jagger, Sharon Mughan, Ivor Roberts, Antonia Pemberton, Faith Kent, John Hewer, Patrick Barr, Charles Collingwood, Jeff Rawle, Edward De Souza, Emma Jacobs, Edward Kalinski, Nicholas Young, Nigel Rathbone, Leonard Kavanagh, Ian Sharrock, Anne Nightingale, Clive Scott, Des Dyer, Jigsaw, Bobby Bernard, Clare McClellan, David Hamilton, Richard Todd.
- "Promiscuous Behavior," an interview with Pete Walker by Elijah Drenner
- Theatrical trailer
- Additional Pete Walker trailers
BBFC Rating: 18
System: 1080p High Definition
Region: Region A