Past Caring (1985) BBC Play. Starring : Denholm Elliott, Connie Booth
Director: Richard Eyre Writer:Tom Clarke
Stars: Denholm Elliott, Emlyn Williams, Connie Booth, Joan Greenwood.
Note: this tv play has never had an official release on dvd or video cassette and was sourced from a tv airing to video and later copied to dvd.
A 67 year-old Victor,(Denholm Elliott)is forced to move into an old people's home but he prefers to grow old disgracefully.
This drama lingers for some reason; I can't put my finger on. Whether it is because of the much-missed Denholm Elliott's (usual) standout performance, or the surprisingly erotic sex scenes with the lovely Miss Booth, I'm not sure. Either way, it compels the viewer to look closer at the elderly and remember the spark of life that is still contained within. When Denholm's character reminisces of his sexual cavorting as a young man, and they are still so vivid, it reminds you how brief our time on earth really is. A compeling piece of work and a reminder of the great Mr Elliott
Format: PAL on DVD-R
Region Code: multi-region '0'(free) so those with NTSC dvd players will require a duel format player (i.e. one that can play both PAL and NTSC formatted discs).
Source: recorded from tv airing
Quality: 8/10 (video quality)
Runtime: 77 Minutes.
Presentation: a single disc dvd set in case cover and printed disc with a simple menu for ease of viewing.