Brit films Chain of Events & The Phantom Light on DVD in November
26 October 2015
The latest two releases in Network's 'The British Film' collection have been announced for a November DVD release: Chain of Events, a crime melodrama starring Kenneth Griffith; and The Phantom Light, comedy–thriller from Oscar-nominated director Michael Powell.
Chain of Events (1958)
John Clarke, an uninspiring sort of fellow, one day boards a bus on his way home from work and foolishly 'forgets' to pay his fare. He is caught by an inspector, but instead of owning up to it, gives the name and address of one of the bank's clients, John Stockman. In doing so he sets in motion a violent chain of events involving blackmail, robbery and, ultimately, death...
Adapted from a radio play written by inimitable character actor Leo McKern (The Blue Lagoon) and directed by Carry On legend Gerald Thomas, Chain of Events also boasts a powerful supporting cast which includes Rank "Charm School" starlet Susan Shaw (It Always Rains On Sunday) and future Richard the Lionheart star Dermot Walsh.
A taut crime melodrama starring noted actor and film-maker Kenneth Griffith (A Night to Remember) as a bank clerk whose attempt to dodge a fare has devastating consequences. Chain of Events will be released on UK DVD on 2nd November 2015 at the RRP of £9.99, courtesy of Network’s ‘The British Film’ collection.
Chain of Events is featured here in a brand-new transfer from the original elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.
No special features have been announced, but here's a clip:
The Phantom Light (1935)
Standing on a lonely stretch of the Welsh coast, the North Stack Lighthouse has an unhappy notoriety: its light sometimes fails, more than one ship has been wrecked and lighthouse keepers have been driven insane. When new keeper Sam Higgins arrives, he scoffs at locals' tales of a 'haunted' light that appears where a former keeper was murdered. But then he finds that his light been put out, and a cliff-top beacon is luring a ship to its doom… can he prevent another disaster?
A WITTY, spooky and fabulously atmospheric comedy-thriller, The Phantom Light was an early feature from Oscar-nominated British film legend Michael Powell (One of Our Aircraft is Missing). With leading roles for the multi-talented Binnie Hale (A Night of Terror) and endlessly popular character player Gordon Harker (The Farmer’s Wife), this classic Gainsborough feature is presented here in a transfer from original film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.
The Phantom Light will be released on UK DVD on 2nd November 2015 at the RRP of £9.99, courtesy of Network’s ‘The British Film’ collection.