Three more 'The Brtitish Film' collection titles on DVD in February
9 February 2016
With barely a pause for breath, Network have announced another three titles in their ongoing 'The British Film' collection for February DVD release: The Counterfeit Plan, a 50s crime drama starring Montgomery Tully; Black Eyes, an emotional drama set in post-revolution Moscow directed by Oscar-nominee Herbert Brenon; and Spring Meeting, a comedy starring Hitchcock heroine Nova Pilbeam.
The Counterfeit Plan (1957)
With the aid of his accomplices, convicted murderer Max Brandt escapes whilst being escorted to a French prison, and flees across the Channel. Arriving in England he seeks out a wartime acquaintance, Louie. An expert forger, Louie has now turned his back on his criminal career – but Brandt is determined to blackmail him into putting his formidable skills to use once more...
A classic high-tension thriller directed by Montgomery Tully (The Terrornauts), this rarely-seen gem features an exceptional trans-Atlantic cast including Zachary Scott (The Southerner) on magnificently sinister form as a brutal master-criminal, Mervyn Johns (Moby Dick), noir heroine Peggie Castle (Lawman), fan favourite Lee Patterson (One Life To Live) and British screen spiv Sydney Tafler (Alfie).
Featured here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in its original theatrical aspect ratio, The Counterfeit Plan will be released on UK DVD on 5th February 2016 at the RRP of £9.99, courtesy of Network’s ‘The British Film’ collection.
Original theatrical trailers
Original synopsis PDF
Black Eyes (1939)
Ivan Petrov has one weakness in his life, and one love: his little black-eyed daughter, Tania. In fact, his entire career is devoted to her future happiness, though Tania remains ignorant as to his vocation. Petrov's all-consuming fear is that one day his lovely daughter will discover his true profession, and despise him for it...
Directed by Oscar-nominee Herbert Brenon (Sorrell and Son) this touchingly emotional drama set in pre-Revolutionary Moscow stars Otto Kruger (Saboteur) as a doting father who leads a double life to conceal the reality of his job from his beloved daughter.
Released in the US as False Rapture, Black Eyes is featured here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.
Black Eyes will be released on UK DVD on 15th February 2016 at the RRP of £9.99, courtesy of Network’s ‘The British Film’ collection.
Original script PDF
Spring Meeting (1941)
Tiny Fox-Collier and her son, Tony, are broke. A cheery and handsome young man about town, Tony knows he can rely on his mother for a brainwave to save them from utter destitution. This she has: a visit is scheduled to the Irish country estate of her old flame Sir Richard Furze, now a wealthy widower with two daughters. But while Tiny is determined to see her son marry the beautiful but haughty Joan, it seems Tony only has eyes for Joan’s spirited younger sister, Baby…
Hitchcock heroine Nova Pilbeam (The Man Who Knew Too Much) demonstrates her considerable flair for comedy in this incredibly popular wartime adaptation of the hit play by Irish author Molly Keane (aka M.J. Farrell) and John Perry.
Co-starring Michael Wilding (Stage Fright), Basil Sydney (Treasure Island) and Oscar-winner Margaret Rutherford (The V.I.P.s), Spring Meeting – released in America as Three Wise Brides – is featured here in a brand-new transfer from original film elements, in its original aspect ratio.
Spring Meeting will be released on UK DVD on 15th February 2016 at the RRP of £9.99, courtesy of Network’s ‘The British Film’ collection.