The Moon and the Sledgehammer is a film that celebrates the unique independent lifestyle and philosophies of a real family: Mr Page; his two sons Jim and Peter; and his two daughters, Kathy and Nancy – so relevant today in times of eco-awareness. 

Our current position during lock down

Hello.  I hope this finds you safe and well during these strange times of both adversity and positive changes, where our values are being challenged like never before.

This year we had many plans in place to celebrate the 50th year of the film with a wonderful new DVD made from the amazing restored copy of the film, which also includes companion DVD Behind The Moon and The Sledgehammer.  However, with cinemas closed and gatherings no longer possible, we have had to put our plans on hold for now, which was very disappointing

Watching the new version of the film again during this pandemic, I am struck by how relevant it is in today’s times.  Mr Page talks about people having nothing if they haven’t got time.  “If you haven’t got time, you haven’t got time to have anything because you haven’t got time”.  Now here we are, some of us with all the time in the world on our hands and many of us are using it just as Mr Page said – to live, to make things, to wonder at the world.  He talks of the importance of food – ‘It’s food first.  Work after.’  Food has never been as important as it is today.  The new Flour Power you might even say.  Our world is closer to the Pages than it has ever been; we are living on basics. When lockdown started we suddenly experienced clean air, peace and quiet to heard birdsong, and most of all, time to live.  We have now passed through summer into autumn with the prospect of a difficult winter looming.  What better time to curl up on the sofa and enjoy the Page family and ponder on their views of the world?  As anyone who is familiar with the film knows, it can be watched many times and you’ll always find something new.

So enjoy your Page Family moments. Stay safe and do something wonderful in these strange times.

If you wish to order your copy of the new 2-in-1 DVD please click here


  NEW!!!  50TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EDITION DVD THE MOON AND THE SLEDGEHAMMER from the new restored negative. Enjoy the full glorious colours of this exciting new edition. It’s so good I thought it was the original film, 2 DVDs in 1 includes BEHIND THE MOON & THE SLEDGEHAMMER   

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Available Now!

We are delighted to announce that following some delays due to lockdown, the new DVD, made from the fabulous restored version of the film and also containing companion DVD, BEHIND The Moon & the Sledgehammer, is now available to order.

We are thrilled to be able to present the film in the highest possible quality; so much so that it cannot be distinguished from the original film version.  The many glorious shades of green that surrounded the Pages are back again, under that blue summer sky of 1969, and wait till you see the peacock!

This upgrade also ensures that the film will survive long into the future to be enjoyed by many generations to come.  We are proud that we have successfully preserved the film, despite the fact that no funding is available for this and give our grateful thanks to Harvard University who recognized the importance of the film and generously supported us in ensuring its existence.  We are thrilled with the results.  As director Philip Trevelyan said when he viewed the restored copy “the film has come alive again”. click here to order your new copy  

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