Limited Edition - 3,000 copies only - Blu-ray release on 17 August 2020.
This Oscar nominated* adaptation of Peter Shaffer's Tony Award-winning play, released by the BFI on Limited Edition Blu-ray with a raft of extras including a new interview with Peter Firth, erupts on the screen with the same power and passion as the stage original. Richard Burton gives one of his best performances in this elegant and provocative tale of myth and mental turmoil.
What would drive Alan Strang (Peter Firth), a troubled adolescent stable boy, to blind the horses in his care? Psychiatrist Martin Dysart (Richard Burton) investigates this unspeakable act and delves deep into Alan's mind, confronting the mysteries of sexual passion and psychological pain - as well as the demons buried within his own soul. Try a clip at the link above.
*1978 (50th) ACTOR - Richard Burton, SUPPORTING ACTOR - Peter Firth, WRITING (Screenplay - based on material from another medium) - Peter Shaffer