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Britfilms Bond Street and Ha'penny Breeze on DVD in February

5 February 2016

Almost missed this one. Network have announced another two titles in 'The British Film' collection for release on UK this month: Bond Street, a drama from 1948 based on a story by Terence Rattigan about a secret wedding day; and Ha'penny Breeze, a heartwarming drama filmed in Pin Mill, Suffolk starring Don Sharp, Edwin Richfield and Gwyneth Vaughan.

 

Bond Street (1948)

There is romance in every wedding, but more so, perhaps, in that of Julia Chester-Barratt and Frank Moody. The bride's dress, her veil, her pearls, her flowers – all must be perfect, but all have tales to tell. Tales of birth, death, love and deception...

Based on a story by Sir Terence Rattigan, Bond Street is a compelling portmanteau drama which tells the secret story of a wedding day – with four vignettes revealing the hidden tales behind each of its most essential items.

Presented as a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, Bond Street features a strong cast which includes Jean Kent (The Prince and the Showgirl), Kathleen Harrison (Oliver Twist), Hazel Court (The Curse of Frankenstein), Roland Young (The Philadelphia Story) and Derek Farr (The Dam Busters).

Bond Street will be released on DVD on 8th February 2016 at the RRP of £9.99 as part of Network’s ‘The British Film’ collection.

Special features:

  • Image gallery
  • Promotional material PDFs

 

 

Ha'penny Breeze (1950)

At the end of the Second World War, David and his Australian friend Johnny return to David's Suffolk village to find the community spent and demoralised. Gradually, however, they gather support for David's scheme to enter a yachting race with a converted fishing smack. Winning it could prove to be a lifeline for the village...

Director Don Sharp (The Four Feathers, The Kiss of the Vampire) appears in a rare acting role alongside Interpol Calling's Edwin Richfield and Welsh actress Gwyneth Vaughan (Blue Scar) in this heart-warming film charting the endeavours of two friends who are determined to restore the fortunes of a war-weary coastal village.

Filmed in and around the picturesque boating haven of Pin Mill in Suffolk, Ha'penny Breeze is featured here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.

Ha’penny Breeze will be released on UK DVD on 8th February 2016 at the RRP of £9.99, courtesy of Network’s ‘The British Film’ collection.