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The Changes (2-Disc DVD Set) (DVD)
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THE CHANGES (2- DISC DVD SET) Directed by John Prowse The long awaited DVD premiere of this influential science-fiction series, which was first broadcast on BBC1 in early 1975. Well remembered for its unsettling depiction of a society in meltdown, The Changes paved the way for the likes of Survivors and Day of the Triffids. When a strange noise is emitted from machinery and electricity pylons, previously placid and easy-going folk turn violently against the technology that surrounds them ruthlessly attacking radios, TVs and other domestic appliances. In the devastating aftermath, young Nicky Gore (Victoria Williams) is separated from her parents, but finds a surrogate home with a group of Sikhs. But they soon are dubbed 'the Devil's' Children by superstitious locals and Nicky is accused of sorcery by a witchfinder. In grave danger, she is forced to find a way to escape, find her parents and uncover what caused the world to become so unbalanced. This highly acclaimed series was adapted from Peter Dickinson's best-selling trilogy by Anna Home (who would later become chief executive of the Children's Film and Television Foundation), and features music by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop's Paddy Kingsland (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Its gritty depiction of a near-apocalyptic world, and its integration of Sikh characters make it as progressive and fascinating now as it was when it was first broadcast. Special features /Episode List At Home in Britain (1983): a short film made by the COI to educate a wide range of UK viewers about everyday lives and different faiths of Asian residents living in Britain Stills gallery The Noise | The Bad Wires | The Devil's Children | Hostages! | Witchcraft! | A Pile of Stones | Heartsease | Lightning | The Quarry | The Cavern Illustrated booklet featuring essays by Paddy Kingsland, Peter Wright, Michael Bonner, Lisa Kerrigan, Kathleen Luckey and Rebecca Vick UK | 1975 | colour | English language, with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles | 246 minutes | Original aspect ratio 1.33:1 | 2 x DVD9 | PAL | Dolby Digital mono audio (320kbps) | Cert PG (contains violence, threat) | region 2 DVD

Running Time: 246 minutes
Region: Region 2
Subtitles: English
Release Date: 25 Aug. 2014

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