The Draughtsman's Contract DVD

Peter Greenaway, 1982


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Film Details

Directed by Peter Greenaway

Produced in 1982

Main Language - ENGLISH

Countries & Regions - British Film

Film Description

A 17th Century draughtsman undertakes a series of paintings in return for sexual favours. Greenaway's breakthrough film is coolly enigmatic, its splendid visuals in harmonious marriage with Nyman's distinctive score.

The Draughtsman's Contract

DVD Details

Certificate: 15

Publisher: BFI

Length: 104 mins

Aspect ratio: 16:9 anamorphic widescreen

Format: DVD Colour

Region: 2

Released: 23rd February 2004

Cat No: BFIVD563

Subtitles: French, Dutch.

DVD Extras

  • Digitally restored
  • Director's commentary
  • Filmed introduction by Peter Greenaway
  • Interview with Michael Nyman
  • Behind-the-scenes footage
  • On-set interviews
  • Deleted scenes
  • Theatrical trailers for The Draughtsman's Contract and A Zed & Two Noughts
  • Featurette on the film's digital restoration
  • Hidden features.

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