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    Unique ID Code: 0000170115
    Added by: Stuart McLean
    Added on: 24/8/2015 15:29
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    R.D. Laing Documentary
    Certificate: Exempt
    Running Time: 90 Minutes
    Retail Price: £12.99
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    Content Type: Movie

    psychiatrist R.D. Laing changed the way mental illness was treated with
    his unique approach to therapy and in the early 1970s he allowed a film crew
    access to a group of his patients in one of the most incredible fly-on-the-wall
    documentaries ever made, Asylum. Now this fascinating film makes
    its UK DVD debut courtesy of OEG Classic Movies.

    With David Tennant on board to play the renowned Glasgow-born analyst Ronald
    David Laing
    in a major new biopic, this timely release gives an insight
    into mental illness as filmmaker Peter Robinson and his crew enter the
    world of the schizophrenic residents of a hospital in Archway, London.

    Filmed over a seven-week period the film takes us behind the doors and into the
    lives of mentally ill patients and Laing’s controversial approach to
    healing them through compassion and freedom.

    Originally released in 1972 this groundbreaking film comes to UK DVD for the first time on 10 August 2015 complete with a slew of fascinating special features

    Special Features:
    - Breathing & Running (18 mins 1971) - Laing at Home
    - Psychiatry & Violence (24 Mins 1971) - Laing in the USA
    - Audio Commentary

    Video Tracks:
    1.33:1 Colour

    Audio Tracks:
    Mono 1.0 English

    Directed By:
    Peter Robinson

    Director of Photography:
    Richard W. Adams

    Richard W. Adams

    OEG Classic Movies

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