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Local hero

Forsyth, Bill
Texas oil executive Mac is dispatched by his crackpot boss to a remote seaside village in Scotland with orders to buy out the town and develop the region for an oil refinery. But as business mixes with pleasure, Mac finds himself enchanted by both the picturesque community and its oddball denizens, and Texas starts to feel awfully far away.

MPAA rating: PG.|||general

Warner Bros. Pictures ; an Enigma Production for Goldcrest ; produced by David Puttnam ; written and directed by Bill Forsyth.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1983.

Wide screen.

Director-approved special edition features: New 2k digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray, New conversation between Forsyth and film critic David Cairns, Shoooting from heart, a 1985 documentary about the work of cinematographer Chris Menges, episode of The south bank show, the making of :Local hero, 1983 interview with Rorsyth, plus an essay by film scholar Jonny Murray.

Burt Lancaster, Peter Riegert, Fulton MacKay, Denis Lawson, Peter Capaldi, Jennifer Black, Jenny Seagrove.

Editor, Michael Bradsell ; music Mark Knopfler; director of photography, Chris Menges.

Blu-ray, region A, wide screen (1.78:1); moaural; requires Blu-ray player.

Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
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