Two more titles have been announced for August DVD release by Netywork as part of 'The British Film' collection – Midnight Menace, a compelling pre-war thriller starring Charles Farrell, and Rembrandt a biographical portrait of the celebrated painter starring Charles Laughton.
Midnight Menace (1937)
A compelling pre-war thriller, Midnight Menace stars silent-era Hollywood idol Charles Farrell (City Girl), Australian star Margaret Vyner (Encore) and noted Austrian-German character player Fritz Kortner (Pandora’s Box).
Following the unexplained death of a reporter, Brian Gaunt, the cartoonist on the 'Daily World', begins his own investigation. Assisted by his reporter fiancée, they find one clue leading to the operations of an international arms ring: it is the word 'Saska', which Gaunt incorporates into his next newspaper cartoon in the hope that it will bring results. It does... but not what he expects.
Released in the US as Bombs Over London, veteran screenwriter and director Sinclair Hill (The Cardinal) captured the unease of a world on the brink of war in this Hitchcockian tale of sabotage and intrigue in the international arms trade.
Featured here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio, Midnight Menace will be released on UK DVD on 17th August 2015 at the RRP of £9.99, courtesy of Network’s ‘The British Film’ collection.
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Featuring a towering central performance from Charles Laughton, this celebrated biopic saw the legendary actor collaborating once again with director Alexander Korda following their global box-office triumph with The Private Life of Henry VIII.
In 1642, Rembrandt van Rijn is at the height of his fame. Then, his beloved wife and model, Saskia, dies. Rembrandt is devastated, and when commissioned to paint an important work, creates a dark, brooding piece, considered highly inappropriate by his creditors. Now verging on bankruptcy and cast out by those who previously supported him, he is rescued by a new love; yet even now, happiness cannot be guaranteed.
An account of the later life of the great Dutch painter, Rembrandt co-stars Elsa Lanchester (Laughton's wife) and stage star Gertrude Lawrence (The Glass Menagerie), while Oscar-winner Georges Perinal's (The Thief of Bagdad) innovative cinematography recreates the texture of Rembrandt's work to stunning effect.
Featured in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio Rembrandt will be released on UK DVD on 17th August 2015 at the RRP of £9.99, courtesy of Network’s ‘The British Film’ collection.