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The Intruder & The Flying Scot on DVD in January

9 December 2014

With hardly a pause for breath, Network Distributing have announced another two UK DVD titles as part of 'The British Film' collection: The Intruder, an early film from future Bond director Guy Hamilton about an ex-colonel of a tank regiment turned London stockbroker who finds an intruder in his home; and The Flying Scot, a crime thriller from 1957 about the great train heist.

The Intruder (1953)

Wolf Merton, a London stockbroker with a fine war record as colonel of a tank regiment, has since lost touch with all the men who served under his wartime command. One evening he returns to his Belgravia home to find that there is an intruder in the house – a young armed thug called Ginger Edwards, who he remembers well as one of the most fearless and spirited troopers under his leadership during the war. But why has Ginger taken up housebreaking? And will Merton be able to help him to return to a more honourable way of life?

An excellent early feature from future Bond director Guy Hamilton (Goldfinger, Diamonds are Forever), The Intruder features outstanding performances from Jack Hawkins (Zulu, Ben Hur) as a distinguished former officer, and Michael Medwin (If....), as the wartime hero he endeavours to save from a life of crime; with strong support from Dennis Price (Victim) and George Cole (The Sweeney).

The Intruder is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio, and will be available to own on UK DVD from 19th January 2015 at the RRP £9.99, courtesy of Network Distributing’s ‘The British Film’ collection.

Special features are:

  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery
  • Promotional material PDF


The Flying Scot (1957)

Dissatisfied with the small profits shown by his petty crimes, Ronnie Cowan attempts to pull off the most sensational robbery of all time. He has learned that the Bank of Scotland periodically sends half a million pounds in one-pound notes to London for destruction, and the banknotes are transported on the famous passenger train, The Flying Scot. Cowan assembles a trusted transatlantic team and a brilliant, seemingly foolproof scheme is put into action.

Lee Patterson (Another World, Reach For The Sky) is the man with the audacious plan and fellow Canadian Kay Callard (They Who Dare, Top Floor Girl) is his glamorous accomplice in this taut heist thriller of 1957.

The Flying Scot (also known as The Mailbag Robbery) is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.

Scripted by Carry On stalwart Norman Hudis and based on a story co-written by Danger Man creator Ralph Smart, The Flying Scot will be released on UK DVD on 19th January 2015 at the RRP £9.99, as part of Network Distributing’s ‘The British Film’ collection.

The special features are limited to and alternate title sequence.