January 23, 2017

Her Private Hell (1967) from BFI Flipside

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Her Private Hell A film by Norman J Warren This cautionary tale of an innocent girl abroad caught up in Londonís sleazy world of modelling was Britain's first narrative sex film. Previously unreleased, it finally comes to DVD and Blu-ray for the first time on 20 February 2012 in a Dual Format Edition on the BFIís celebrated Flipside label. The new, director-approved High Definition transfer is accompanied by a wealth of rare and fascinating extra features and a comprehensive … [Read more...]

A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (1979)

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Pinky is released from prison and has decided to go straight from now on, but accidentally getting himself a job as a maintenance man at a large bank, gives him a lot of undue attention from Ivan the Terrible, the local hoodlum. By using Pinky, Ivan hopes to rob the bank and Pinky starts to like to the idea of going back to his old ways! … [Read more...]

Quest For Love (1971)

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After a scientific experiment goes horribly wrong during a demonstration, a scientist finds himself trapped in an alternate reality that bears some similarities to our own, but has some striking differences. In this other reality the Second World War had never occurred, mankind had not yet travelled into Space and Mt. Everest had not yet been conquered, just to name a few things. In this other reality he is no longer a scientist but rather a well known author. He also finds that he is married … [Read more...]

The Story of Shirley Yorke (1950)

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The first ever release of this classic British title on DVD. This 1948 Nettlefold production was Directed by Maclean Rogers and stars nurse Shirley Yorke, (Dinah Sheridan) who must assist her boss Dr Napier, (John Robinson) the only person able of effecting a new treatment on the ailing wife of a British Lord. The woman dies and the finger is very strongly pointed at Sister Shirley, the main reason being because she and the Lord were former lovers. Later she is tried, and much damning … [Read more...]

The High Bright Sun (1964)

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Set in Cyprus in 1957, against the background of Cyprus' determined struggle for independence from British rule, Dirk Bogarde stars as a British Intelligence Officer whose sense of duty imperils the life of the woman he loves. Betty Box produces and Ralph Thomas directs in their ninth collaboration with Bogarde. … [Read more...]

The Shakedown (1959)

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The first ever release of this classic British title on DVD. Terence Morgan stars in this 1959 British production. Directed and co written by John Lemont which was distributed by Rank. Morgan plays "Augie" a crook just released from prison and intent on getting his rackets back from "Gollar" (Harry H Corbett). Augie sets up, down and out photographer (Donald Pleasence) in a studio with blackmail in mind. Well shot, this gritty crime flic is a must for crime buffs with a good supporting … [Read more...]

Hunted (1952)

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One of Bogarde's finest films! A child stumbles across an edgy man in an abandoned warehouse. Fearing that the boy has witnessed the murder he has just committed, he grabs him and they go on the run. From this taut beginning, the film develops into a study of the pair on the run and of the demons that pursue them. Bogarde, in one of his earlier starring roles, bristles with abrupt violence and fiery magnetism as the everyday man who has stepped outside the law, and his gradual redemption and … [Read more...]