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Britfilm duo Sensation and Suspected Person on DVD in February

29 January 2016

The next two DVD releases in Network's 'The British Film' collection have been announced today: Sensation, a 1930s crime drama from Brian Desmond Hurst; and Suspected Person, a 1940s crime thriller starring Clifford Evans and Patricia Roc.

 

Sensation (1936)

Pat Heaton may be the best crime reporter in town, but his fiancée Claire, despairing of the tawdrier aspects of his profession, makes him promise to give the job up. When a pretty waitress is found murdered, however, Pat falls in line with the rest of the 'Murder Gang' – the pack of reporters who gather to glean stories by fair means or foul!

An early feature by Brian Desmond Hurst – the prolific, acclaimed Belfast-born director whose numerous triumphs include the incomparable Scrooge, Malta Story and World War Two epic Theirs Was the Glory, Sensation stars John Lodge (Little Women, The Scarlet Empress) as a brash young reporter who is one step ahead of the police in a murder investigation.

Hurst and Lodge's third film together, Sensation is featured here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.

Sensation will be released on UK DVD on 1st February 2016 at the RRP of £9.99, courtesy of Network’s ‘The British Film’ collection.

Special features:

  • Image gallery
  • Original pressbook and script PDF

 

 

Suspected Person (1942)

After a $50,000 heist in New York, two of the suspected robbers walk free from the courtroom. They waste no time in heading to London in search of the missing loot; bad news for their former accomplice Jim Raynor, who has the money hidden away – not least because they're not the only ones on his tail. Scotland Yard is also on the case...

Clifford Evans (The Power Game, The Kiss Of The Vampire) gives a strong performance as a man on the run in this suspenseful wartime drama featuring Patricia Roc (The Wicked Lady), David Farrar (Black Narcissus) and William Hartnell (Doctor Who).

Written and directed by Lawrence Huntington (The Vulture, Contraband Spain), Suspected Person is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.

Suspected Person will be released on UK DVD on 1st February 2016 at the RRP of £9.99, courtesy of Network’s ‘The British Film’ collection.