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The History Boys

Released on 05 March 2007

Featuring: Samuel Anderson, Jack Bagley & Samuel Barnett

Format: DVD | Rating: 15 years & over

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History. It's Just One Thing After Another.

Starring the original stage cast, and based on the play by Alan Bennett, The History Boys brings together eight bright, funny history students in the north of England in the mid '80s.

Their Headmaster is obsessed with breaking into the ranks of those schools that regularly send boys up to Oxford and Cambridge and enlists Irwin (Stephen Campbell Moore), a shrewd newcomer, to coach the boys into intellectual shape for the trials ahead. Seduced though they are by the exam-busting bag of tricks offered by the temporary supply teacher, the boys are torn by their loyalty to the hugely eccentric, poetry-spouting English master Hector (Richard Griffiths). As they prepare for the daunting admissions process, the journey of the History Boys becomes as much about how education works as it is about where education leads.


  • Commentary by Director Nicholas Hytner and Writer Alan Bennett
  • Featurette: History Boys Around The World: The Tour Diaries (14 mins)
  • Featurette: Pass It Along: The History Boys On Screen (13 mins)

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This is an excellent film version of the play by Alan Bennett. It is of a time and place and explores the relationships between the boys and their teachers. A comedy it most certainly is not. Nor does it contain sex, violence cgi or zombies. Alan Bennett at his best.

 A true masterpiece.

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One of the best films I've seen in a long time. The continual wit and charm from the pupils along with the teachers' enthusiasm creates the perfect combination for success in the attempt to gain entry to Cambridge. Very much worth a watch, no matter what your age. It was that good I went to see it as a stage production in London. True British education system portrayed through some brilliant actors and a wonderfully written plot.

 The History Boys

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A superbly crafted piece of work. This is a must have for anyone who is a fan of quality british cinema and for those who are in to history.

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I watched this film when it was on tv and thought it one of the most enjoyable films I have seen. Its brilliantly written and funny and poigniant and really well acted. I'm buying the dvd for my son as his drama class are doing the play.

 Oustanding!!!!!

| | See all huahua's reviews (4)

This is an absolutely fantastic film. Perfect for those applying to university, a great story with a sudden twist at the end. Highly recommended

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ActorsSamuel Anderson, Jack Bagley, Samuel Barnett, Stephen Campbell Moore, Dominic Cooper, James Corden, Frances De La Tour, Sacha Dhawan, Richard Griffiths, Robbie Jarvis, Andrew Knott, Clive Merrison, Penelope Wilton & Jamie Parker
DirectorNicholas Hytner
Certificate15 years and over
Year2006
ScreenWidescreen 1.85:1 Anamorphic
LanguagesEnglish - Dolby Digital (5.1)
Additional LanguagesEnglish Audio Description
SubtitlesEnglish
Duration1 hour and 43 minutes (approx)
RegionRegion 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.