Excellent news, many thanks Julian.
Dangerous Moonlight (UK, 1941) - New R2 DVD release......
First ever DVD release of this war film. Stefan Radetzky a Polish pilot and famous concert pianist, is hospitalised in England from injuries sustained while in combat, and having lost his memory. As Radetzky plays the piano in a trance-like state, the story moves back in time to war-torn Warsaw. During an air-raid, Radetzky meets American journalist Carole, and there is a mutual attraction. Following the fall of Poland, Radetzky and Irish pilot, Mike, escape to Rumania and then on to America. Radetzky continues his musical career in America and meets up again with Caroleā¦ Features the renowned Warsaw Concerto Performance along with extensive booklet notes and trailers.
Anton Walbrook plays a famed Polish composer who refuses to leave his homeland when the Nazis march in. His friends literally have to hoodwink him into leaving so that he will avoid extermination. Still anxious to avenge his countrymen, Walbrook joins a Polish air squadron headquartered in England. The film's romantic angle is personified by Sally Gray, an American newswoman whom Walbrook marries after a whirlwind courtship. The film itself is no better or worse than most others of its kind, but has remained etched in the collective memory of wartime filmgoers thanks to its omnipresent utilization of The Warsaw Concerto on the soundtrack.
A 15 Certificate?!
I'm baffled. It's an early film that deals with PTSD, but I wouldn't have rated it any higher than a PG or a 12.
This is great news - now can we have some other missing war films -
The Two Headed Spy
The Password is Courage
to name but a few!!
I ordered as soon as i read this , been waiting for this to be available for a long time !! Can,t wait to get it !!
Coincidentally, C4 had a programme on about the Polish airmen in the Bloody Foreigners series this past week!
dangerous moonlight which has been released by odeon entertainment. I waited months in fact years for this to come out on dvd and now it has what a disappointment !
Its 12 minutes short of the runtime it should be and the picture is not wonderful either, i got mine from tv (bbc2) a while back and its better and complete, its got the proper opening credits unlike the one now out on release. A lot of people are going to be very annoyed me thinks
Thanks for the warning. I have an off-air recording which is fine and has the opening credits etc so I won't be bothering with this Odeon release.
Reading the thread topic I thought you meant that you'd seen it and were disappointed with the film itself
Not everyone loved it. In his autobiographies, Spike Milligan often referred to the "Warsaw bloody Concerto"