Two 1983 feature adaptations of Sherlock Holmes novels – The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Sign of Four – starring the great Ian Richardson come to UK Blu-ray and DVD restored in March from Second Sight.
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3 more titles from Network's 'The British Film' collection in February
19 February 2016
The eternally busy Network have announced the final 3 DVD titles for February as part of their still ongoing 'The British Film' collection: To-morrow – We Live, a 1930s drama starring Godfrey Tearle; Headline, a 1940s crime drama starring David Farrar; and British Comedies of the 1930s Volume 7, featuring The Dominant Sex and Lost In The Legion.
To-morrow – We Live (1934)
Sir Charles Hendra, a prominent City financier now facing ruin, decides to take the one last step in life from which there is no return. As the final moment approaches he pauses to reflect, and it occurs to him that there must be others in the same frame of mind and predicament. Hendra then conceives a plan: he will place an advertisement inviting twelve people, similarly weary of life, to dinner, and present them with a choice...
Stage and screen star Godfrey Tearle – perhaps best-known for his brilliantly menacing turn as the treacherous Professor Gordon in Hitchcock's The 39 Steps – plays a financier whose suicidal plan has unexpected results in this absorbing drama from the 1930s.
Featured here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in its original theatrical aspect ratio, To-morrow – We Live will be released on UK DVD on 29th February 2016 at the RRP £9.99, courtesy of Network’s ‘The British Film’ collection.
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Ellington, a keen editor and newspaperman, has been neglecting his wife for his work; she, irked by her husband's selfish behaviour, has been carrying on a mild flirtation with man-about-town Paul Grayson – a flirtation which turns to murder. Ellington, smelling a story and not knowing of his wife's involvement, sends his ace reporter Brookie out discover the truth...
David Farrar (Black Narcissus) stars as a Fleet Street reporter who discovers an uncomfortable truth when he sets out to unravel a murder mystery. Anne Crawford (Knights of the Round Table), William Hartnell (Brighton Rock) and silent-era idol John Stuart (Village of the Damned) also feature among the top-line cast of this gripping wartime thriller.
Featured here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in its original theatrical aspect ratio, Headline will be released on UK DVD on 29th February 2016 at the RRP £9.99, courtesy of Network’s ‘The British Film’ collection.
British Comedies Of The 1930s: Volume 7
The ebullient comedy films of the 1930s brought escape and laughter to millions of British cinemagoers, enabling veteran stars of music-hall and theatre to reach out to a wider audience.
Although comedy would prove to be the decade’s most successful film genre, many of these classic early talkies have remained unseen since their original release. From boisterous knockabout humour to polished adaptations of popular stage farces, this ongoing collection showcases a wealth of rare features, each presented uncut, in a brand-new transfer from the best available elements in their as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.
The Dominant Sex (1937)
A spritely domestic comedy by Irish director Herbert Brenon (Sorrell and Son) – nominated for ‘Best Director’ at the first ever Oscars ceremony in 1927 – The Dominant Sex stars Phillips Holmes (The Criminal Code) and Diana Churchill (Scott of the Antarctic) as Dick and Angela, a young married couple who are in love, but forever arguing. The loving but strained marriage is further tested when the inventor husband decides he wants to become a gentleman farmer!
Lost In The Legion (1934)
The inimitable Leslie Fuller (Boys Will Be Girls) stars with his regular cohort Hal Gordon (The Amazing Adventure) in this comedy charting the adventures of two ship's cooks who, after various exploits ashore, get lost in the desert and rescued by the Foreign Legion, with whom they mistakenly enrol for military service!
British Comedies Of The 1930s: Volume 7 will be released on UK DVD on 29th February 2016 at the RRP of £12.99, courtesy of Network’s ‘The British Film’ collection.