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Pressure + Baldwin's Nigger [1975] [DVD]

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  • Actors: Herbert Norville, Oscar James, Frank Singuineau, Lucita Lijertwood, Sheila Scott-Wilkenson
  • Directors: Horace Ové
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Bfi
  • DVD Release Date: 26 Sept. 2005
  • Run Time: 164 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000AOX74M
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 58,308 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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PRESSURE + BALDWIN'S NIGGER
Two films by Horace Ové

Hailed as Britain's first black feature film, Horace Ové's Pressure is a hard-hitting and honest document of the struggle and disenchantment faced by British-born black youths. Set in 1970s London, it tells the story of Tony, son of West Indian immigrants who finds himself torn between his parents church-going conformity and his brother's Black Power militancy. In his un-heroic, honest way, Tony goes along with his family's aspirations for him: a quiet life and a career in accounting. Despite being a bright school leaver, his efforts to find a job prove futile. The acts of open discrimination he encounters bring home to him the harsh reality of survival in a country where he is treated as an outsider despite him having his roots there. In a bid to find a sense of belonging, he joins his black friends who, estranged from their submissive parents, seek a sense of purpose in the streets and in chases with the police.

An angry but sincere and balanced film, Pressure deals with the identity struggles that children of immigrants have to face. Horace Ové makes the most of his combination of professional actors and local non-actors from the streets - the latter brilliantly represented by the subtle lead performance of Herbert Norville as Tony, whose real-life frustrations growing up in racially tense London mirrored to a large extent those of his character.

UK | 1975 | colour | Optional hard-of-hearing subtitles | 120 minutes | Ratio 1.33:1 | Region 2 DVD

Baldwin's Nigger (1969) is a striking portrait of the writer James Baldwin at his sharp-witted best, addressing a group of radical West Indian students in 1960s London. Accompanied by comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory, Baldwin discusses what it means to be black in America, comparing it to the experience of the British Black community. Impassioned and entertaining, this is a fascinating snapshot of one of America's most powerful novelists and spokesman for a generation.

Extras
Filmed interview with Horace Ové
Stills gallery of Horace Ové's photographic work
Fully illustrated booklet

UK | 1969 | black & white | Optional hard-of-hearing subtitles | 44 minutes | Ratio 1.33:1 | Region 2 DVD

Review

'the first tough, funny, shaming, shocking, ultimately, against all the odds, optimistic, on-rush of that New Wave in the British cinema' --The Times

'humane, heartfelt and humorous' --Daily Telegraph

'With wit, vigour and compassion it examines the causes and effects of tensions in a multi-racial society and its impact is real and timely --Sunday Times

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The film Pressure will touch and reach those who have lived this kind of existence as I did. Though one or two of the performances fell too heavily into caricature and stereotype, overall the characters delivered realistic, gritty performances that evoked a moody tension that were seductive and charming. This film is important because there are not many more like it in existence (if any). I am a fashion designer, amateur writer and photographer. I sourced this film for research purposes above all, though, I am a world cinema enthusiast. I was more than satisfied to view this film for the aesthetic properties relating to social and cultural studies, however, had I not had this interest, the film would have lost some of its significance and value as the narrative I found a little too simplistically handled. The scenes were shot beautifully, not suffering from a modest budget; in fact this may have added some quasi-documentary quality that characterized the films appearance.

Nigger, well this just blew my mind. It was the first time I saw Baldwin or Gregory speak. I found this film fascinating and inspirational.
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Pressure is an excellent film which is still so pertinent in many ways – it shows the daily prejudice faced by Tony (Herbert Norville) as he tries to navigate his way through life – a kid caught in the middle, at odds with his family, white schoolmates and new black friends. It is a relevant depiction of racism and general politicisation in 1970s Britain, although at times the action – in regard to Tony does seem compressed and everything bad that can happen to him does so. I also love the style of the movie and the sense of immediacy that comes from the crowd scenes and the way in which passers by look into the camera - adding an extra dimension of realism and grittiness to the film. For me it is only slightly marred by a sudden change in pace near the end when it goes off into an uncharacteristic dream sequence – but overall Pressure is a very impressive film. The DVD extras include a short film also directed by Horace Ove as well as an interview with him, both of which are definitely a worthwhile watch.
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I chose this rating because I thought Pressure was a very good film. Very relevant to the black British experience of the 1970's, but something the young black people of Britain can relate to today. I will definitely recommend to others.
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