The Long Day Closes is the most gloriously cinematic expression of the unique sensibility of Terence Davies, widely celebrated as Britain’s greatest living filmmaker. Suffused with both enchantment and melancholy, this autobiographical film takes on the perspective of a quiet, lonely boy growing up in Liverpool in the 1950s. But rather than employ a straightforward narrative, Davies jumps in and out of time, swoops into fantasies and fears, summons memories and dreams. A singular filmic tapestry, The Long Day Closes is an evocative, movie- and music-besotted portrait of the artist as a young man.
- New, restored 2K digital film transfer, supervised by director Terence Davies and director of photography Michael Coulter, with uncompressed stereo soundtrack on the Blu-ray
- Audio commentary by Davies and Coulter
- Episode of the British television series The South Bank Show from 1992, featuring Davies, footage from the film’s production, and interviews with cast and crew
- New interviews with executive producer Colin MacCabe and production designer Christopher Hobbs
- PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Michael Koresky
New cover lettering by Jessica Hische; design by Eric Skillman