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Walk a Tightrope & A Man About the House on DVD/Blu-ray in February

5 January 2014

Starting the year as it no doubt means to proceed, Network have announced two more titles as part of its ongoing 'The British Film' collection: Walk a Tightrope (DVD only) is a crime/suspense drama from the '60s starring Patricia Owens and Dan Duryea; A Man About The House (Blu-ray and DVD) is an atmospheric thriller based on the novel of the same name from Francis Brett Young.

Walk a Tightrope (1965)

For three months, Ellen finds perfect happiness. She deeply loves her husband, Jason, and they have a beautiful home. Then one day she meets him by chance in a local pub with his business partner. She faints, and the two men take her home. Frightened and unhappy, she tells her husband that she is being followed.

Patricia Owens (Sayonara, The Fly) gives a strong performance as a woman tormented by her past, starring opposite legendary Hollywood bad guy Dan Duryea (Winchester ’73, Scarlet Street) in this tense mid-'60s crime/suspense drama.

Walk A Tightrope wil be available to own on UK DVD from 2nd February 2015 at the RRP of £9.99, as part of Network’s ‘The British Film’ collection. The film is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.

No extra features have been listed.

 

A Man About the House (1947)

Two English sisters, Ellen and Agnes Isit, inherit a Neopolitan villa from their uncle and move to Italy in order to sell the property. Once there, they fall under the spell of the villa’s handsome and charismatic caretaker, Salvatore. The villa was once owned by Salvatore's family, and he longs to regain ownership of the property. When he marries Agnes, his dream moves a step closer, but Agnes begins to suffer from a debilitating illness, and her sister’s suspicions are aroused.

Creator of some of Gainsborough Pictures’ best-known melodramas, Leslie Arliss (The Man In Grey, A Lady Surrenders) was well chosen to helm this atmospheric thriller. Boasting cinematography by Oscar-winner Georges Périnal (Things To Come, A King In New York) and an early film role for Kieron Moore (The Day Of The Triffids, David And Bathsheba), A Man About The House is adapted from the novel of the same name by noted English writer and composer Francis Brett Young.

A Man About The House will be released on UK on Blu-ray at the RRP of £14.99, and UK DVD at the RRP of £9.99 on 2nd February 2015, as part of Network’s ‘The British Film’ collection. The film is featured here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.

The only extra feature listed is an Image Gallery.