Under Milk Wood (2015)
Tuesday 3rd November 2015
Under Milk Wood is based on Dylan Thomas's classic 1954 radio drama and stars Rhys Ifans (The Amazing Spider-man, Harry Potter, Mr Nice) and Charlotte Church. It is directed by Kevin Allen whose iconic Twin Town has become a cult classic.
Blind Captain Cat (Rhys Ifans) is tormented in his dreams by his drowned shipmates and the innermost thoughts of the inhabitants of a fictional small Welsh fishing village, Llareggub ("bugger all" backwards).
This erotic, surreal interpretation is the only cinematic rendition of Dylan Thomas's brilliant, haunting radio play since Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton's 1972 film. With an adapted screenplay written by Murray Lachlan Young, Michael Breen and Kevin Allen, Under Milk Wood veers away from the traditional, literal reflection of Thomas's original work. However, whilst staying faithful to Thomas's original text, Allen's cinematic interpretation explores some of the more visceral elements of the funny, filthily fluid, magical dreamscape of his unique work.
Under Milk Wood is released on DVD and Blu-ray on 16th November 2015, courtesy of Metrodome Distribution.
- Dan Y Wenallt (Feature Film in Welsh language)
- Making of Under Milk Wood
- Selected tracks
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.