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Midnight Express (30th Anniversary Edition) [DVD] [1978] Amazon £3.99 FREE Delivery
Midnight Express (30th Anniversary Edition) [DVD] [1978] Amazon £3.99 FREE Delivery

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I noticed the National Geographic Channel are showing "The Real Midnight Express", See Billy Hayes' brutal battle for freedom in The Real Midnight Express, part of the new Banged Up Abroad series on National Geographic Channel.

If you haven't seen the 1979 film by director Alan Parker and Oscar-winning screenwriter Oliver Stone's interpretation of the story of Billy Hayes, grab the 30th Anniversary edition now!

Then watch The real Midnight Express on Natgeo on Thursday 30 September at 8:00PM

Synopsis:
Midnight Express tells the harrowing story of a young American tourist arrested and sentenced to 30 years in prison by Turkish authorities for trying to smuggle two kilos of hashish out of the country. Billy (Brad Davis), suffering through the harsh realities of the Turkish penal system, sees a glimmer of hope when his father (Billy Kellin) arrives from the States with the intention of securing his son's release. But when that effort fails and the prison's savage environment becomes too much to bear, Billy opts for the only possible solution: breaking out of jail and riding the midnight express--prison slang for escape--to freedom.
Director Alan Parker (Mississippi Burning), aided by Oliver Stone's Oscar-winning script, fastens an unflinching gaze into the darkest recesses of physical and emotional cruelty. Supporting cast members Randy Quaid, John Hurt, and Bo Hopkins give stellar performances, and Giorgio Moroder supplies a jagged yet entrancing soundtrack for a film that is at one and the same time a Kafkaesque nightmare, a riveting expose, and a testament to the dogged human thirst for dignity.

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I have the blu ray and its a great upgrade from the DVD. Love the film, one of my all times favs. Turks arnt to fond of it though lol.

A real feel-good film :o)

Original Poster

I haven't seen the film in a long time, last time I seen it VHS was all the rage!

Looking forward to the Nat Geo documentary
Edited by: "skykid3" 26th Sep 2010

skykid3

I haven't seen the film in a long time, last time I seen it VHS was all … I haven't seen the film in a long time, last time I seen it VHS was all the rage!Looking forward to the Nat Geo documentary

When is that by the way?

Very depressing film.

Original Poster

diabeticguy

Very depressing film.



What were you expecting??

A comedy?

skykid3

Sorry! I thought I had put the link in for it, here it is : Monday 4 … Sorry! I thought I had put the link in for it, here it is : Monday 4 October at 9:00PM - National Geographic Channe



Cheers. Will set a reminder on sky.
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