I saw this in HMV some years ago and I think it was the video version I wish I would have bought it then as it had on the cover 'includes original theatrical trailer.' Lets hope this release contains the trailer, great film besides this anyway,so I will be hunting this one down.
You are right about the Carlton vhs of HUNTED having the trailer. I wasn't aware that it was on the vhs until Darrenburnfan shared the trailer at the Dirk Bogarde thread in here. It's interesting to hear the particular take on Hunted in this trailer.
With thanks to David:
Trivia: "General Film Distributors" (GFD) mentioned on the end of the "Hunted" trailer, was in those days the name of the film distribution arm of the J. Arthur Rank Organisation. Later on in the 1950s, this was changed to "Rank Film Distributors" (or RFD). Today's Health and Safety people would have a fit at the scene in the film where Jon Whiteley perches precariously on the parapet of a real railway bridge while a real goods train rumbles by underneath him. What if he had lost his balance and fallen off the bridge? It doesn't bear thinking about. Also, Sir Dirk obviously did his own stunts in the film and it definitely is him running along the flat bed cars and leaping over the gaps between them as he rushes towards Jon Whiteley. It would have been difficult enough running along a train in the same direction as the train was going, but to run along it in the opposite direction to that which it was going must have taken some guts on Sir Dirk's behalf. You can't help admiring both his pluck and that of Jon. It looks real because it is real. But it definitely wouldn't be allowed today.
I pre-ordered a copy of Hunted from Amazon a few days ago, i am very much looking forward to seeing the film, i don't think i have seen it in years, Jon Whiteley also appeared in Moonfleet (1955) which is one of my favourite 1950's Swashbucklers.
Well said, David. Dirk did do the running on the cars and the leaping. You're one of the few to mention this. He wasn't a prior athlete, so it did take guts. As for little Jon who just kept going, like a wonderful Energizer Bunny, letting nothing deter him from following and then jumping, amazing...and dangerous!
It's a terrific film, one of my all-time favourite Bogarde films.
Thanks for that, I went back to you tube and there it was the full trailer, another one for my collection. I love the trailers from the 50s especially the British ones. Still on the lookout for The One that Got Away, The Yellow Balloon, Genevieve, Mandy, The Colditz Story..... Those sort of British trailers, oh and The Quatermass Xperiment trailer one of the hardest to come by?
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My pre-ordered copy of Hunted and The High bright Sun has been dispatched from Amazon, some great film watching next week.
yeah enjoy them.
I received my new pre-ordered stand alone DVD of "HUNTED" from amazon.co.uk yesterday and have just played all of it. Image and sound quality excellent, but no extras except for a scene selection. It's Region 0 (or region free if you like) and is worth the purchase price and highly recommended.
I received my pre-ordered copy of Hunted through the post today from Amazon, i am very much looking forward to watching it (hopefully tonight).
I watched Hunted last night, and like Barbara said in post 8 on this Thread, it was indeed a terrific film, i thoroughly enjoyed it, wonderful performances from both Dirk Bogarde and Jon Whiteley, Hunted is now definitely one of my favourite Dirk Bogarde films.
I knew you’d be impressed with it, Billy, Some viewers have commented on the fact that the ending is inconclusive…
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