The Cheviot the Stag and the Black Black Oil DVD
DVD Region 2 PAL. Blu-ray Edition also available. The first production of the 7:84 Theatre Company (Scotland) was The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil. The “ceilidh play”, as writer John McGrath styled it, is presented in the BBC's 1974 "Play for Today" production to a live audience intercut with filmed reconstructions of the Highland Clearances and the Victorian obsession with hunting stags. Restored in high definition from the original film masters held in the BBC Archives.DIRECTOR: John Mackenzie; WRITER: John McGrathACTORS: John Bett, David MacLennan, Elizabeth MacLennan, Dolina MacLennan, Timothy Martin, Bill Paterson, Alex Norton and Allan RossSPECIAL FEATURES: Subtitles in English for the deaf and hard of hearingBBFC CERTIFICATE: 15: strong injury detailFORMAT: DVD Dual Layer Region 2 | Aspect ratio 1.33:1 | ColourENCODING: Video PAL MPEG2 PsF | Audio: Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0BBC TELEVISION BROADCAST: "Play for Today" June 6th 1974TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 90 minsREVIEW: By Jonathan Melville on Reel ScotlandBLU-RAY EDITION: The Cheviot the Stag and the Black Black Oil Blu-ray