The Criterion Collection
720p Blu-rayRip | MKV | AVC @ 4.86 Mbps, 23.976 fps | 1280 x 534 (2.40:1) | 1 hr 36 min | 4.36 GB
Audio: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, 48kHz, 24-bit @ 1509 Kbps | Subtitle: English (srt)
Director: Steve McQueen | Country: UK / Ireland
Genre: Biography, Drama
Winner of the prestigious Camera d'Or award at the Cannes Film Festival and the Carl Foreman Award for Most Promising Newcomer at the BAFTA Awards, Steve McQueen's "Hunger"
(2008) is a powerful, disturbing, beautiful, bold and impeccably acted film. It is perfect! Criterion's treatment is just as impressive - the film looks and sounds fantastic on Blu-ray. Hunger
is a film about a horrific journey - a journey to death. In 1981, twenty-seven-year-old Irish Republican Army member Bobby Sands went on a hunger strike to protest the refusal of Margaret Thatcher's government to recognize him and a number of other IRA inmates as political prisoners. 66 days later, Sands died, and Thatcher declared that: "Faced with the failure of their discredited cause, the men of violence have chosen in recent months to play what may well be their last card. They have turned their violence against themselves through the prison hunger strike to death. They seek to work on the most basic of human emotions-pity-as a means of creating tension and stoking the fires of bitterness and hatred."