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The Boys in the Band Special Edition Blu-ray, the ground-breaking film from William Friedkin, is now available complete with a raft of extras, including an exclusive, brand new interview with Mark Gatiss and Ian Hallard.

This cinema classic was one of director William Friedkin’s earliest works, and a hugely controversial film on its original 1970 release, dividing the gay community in the US and beyond.

Based on the seminal Broadway hit of the same name, playwright Mart Crowley adapted his own play for the big screen, creating a script full of acerbic speeches and cutting one liners for his cast of unforgettable characters. The original stage cast including Kenneth Nelson, Peter White and Leonard Frey all starred in the film, one that Friedkin rates as “one of the few films I’ve made that I can still watch”.

Famed for its caustic wit, savage putdowns and many expletives, the film follows a group of gay men celebrating one of their friend’s birthdays, amid much drunken backbiting and, as the drink flows, the evening descends even further…

Released 50 years after its Broadway debut – a year before the Stonewall riots – The Boys in the Band still has the power to shock.

The Boys In The Band, Cert 15, £19.99

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We have 3 copies of The Boys In The Band on Blu-ray to give away. For your chance of winning a copy, simply send your name and contact details by email, along with subject header ‘The Boys In The Band’ to: [email protected] or by post to the usual Enquirer address. Closing date 23 February 2019.

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