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  • This Sporting Life
    • Release date: December 1, 1998
    • Format: Dvd
    • Number of discs: 1
    • Run Time: 2 hr. 14 min.
    • Special Features: [None specified]
  • This Sporting Life [2 Discs] [Criterion Collection]
    • Release date: January 22, 2008
    • Format: Dvd
    • Language: Eng
    • Number of discs: 2
    • Run Time: 2 hr. 14 min.
    • Special Features: Disc One: The Film:
      New restored high-definition digital transfer
      Audio commentary featuring Paul Ryan, editor of Never Apologise: The Collected Writings of Lindsay Anderson, and David Storey, screenwriter and author of This Sporting Life
      Theatrical trailer

      Disc Two: The Supplements:
      Lindsay Anderson: Lucky Man? (2004), a short documentary from BBC Scotland featuring interviews with many of the director's friends and collaborators
      New video interview with Anderson's first producer and close friend Lois Sutcliffe Smith
      Meet the Pioneers (1948), Anderson's first film, a documentary short about a mining engineering firm
      Wakefield Express (1952), an early documentary by Anderson about the town that later served as the setting for This Sporting Life
      Is That All There Is? (1993), Anderson's autobiographical final film

      Plus: A booklet featuring a new essay by film scholar Neil Sinyard and an article by Anderson from 1963
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