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Ealing double on DVD and Blu-ray in November

18 October 2012

Studiocanal have announced the DVD and Blu-ray release of two Ealing Studio favourites, the 1947 It Always Rains on Sunday and the 1951 The Man in the White Suit, both featuring restored and remastered transfers.

 

It Always Rains on Sunday

Perhaps over-shadowed by its more famous comedic cousins at Ealing, It Always Rains on Sunday has steadily grown in stature as one of the earliest and best examples of British film noir. Based on the novel by Arthur La Bern (also the original author of Hitchcock's Frenzy), the film is a gritty drama that plays out in the rain-drenched streets of the East End one Sunday.

Directed by Robert Hamer (Kind Hearts and Coronets, Pink String & Sealing Wax), It Always Rains on Sunday stars Googie Withers in a towering performance as Rose Sandigate, a bitter Bethnal Green housewife stuck in a dull marriage, hemmed in on all sides by well-meaning but nosey neighbours and jealous of the burgeoning social life of her precocious stepdaughter. Her dreary world is turned upside down by the sudden re-appearance of an old flame, Tommy (played by Googie's real-life husband John McCallum), on the run from the police having escaped from prison.

It Always Rains on Sunday will be released on UK DVD and Blu-ray on 12th November 2012 by Studiocanal at the RRP of £15.99 for the DVD and £19.99 for the Blu-ray.

The extra features will be:

  • Brand new featurette looking back at It Always Rains on Sunday
  • Brand new locations featurette
  • Behind the scenes stills gallery
  • Original trailer

 

Sidney Stratton (Alec Guinness – Kind Hearts & Coronets, The Ladykillers, Star Wars), a genius inventor, develops a fabric that never gets dirty or wears out. Thinking that his invention will be welcomed with open arms by the garment industry, he is shocked when both manufacturers and unions alike try to suppress it. Nevertheless, Sidney is determined to put his invention on the market, forcing the clothing factory bigwigs to resort to more desperate measures...

The film also stars Joan Greenwood (Kind Hearts & Coronets, Whisky Galore!), Cecil Parker (The Lady Vanishes, The Ladykillers, I was Monty's Double) and Michael Gough (Batman, The Horse's Mouth, The Small Back Room), the film was BAFTA-nominated for Best Film and Best British Film, and Oscar-nominated for Best Screenplay.

The Man in the White Suit will be released on UK DVD and Blu-ray on 12th November 2012 by Studiocanal at the RRP of £15.99 for the DVD and £19.99 for the Blu-ray.

The extra features will be:

  • Revisiting The Man in the White Suit – Brand new featurette
  • Behind the scenes stills gallery
  • Restoration comparison
  • Trailer