RENOWN B MOVIE FAN CLUB LETTER FEB 2012Happy Film watching!
Dear B Movie Fans
Hoping you are all well as you read this and not snowed in! If you are snowed in what a perfect excuse for a day of Classic British Film watching!
We were sad at Renown to hear of the passing of two of our dear British stars Harry Fowler and Dulcie Gray last month a great loss to the industry but they will be well remembered.
This month been another busy month for Renown with Two exciting releases to tell you about and Two more next month and a special surprise treat
Our first release for this month, is THE BROKEN HORSESHOE a long awaited British Crime Drama film Starring:Robert Beatty, Elizabeth Sellars and Peter Coke
The First Ever DVD release of this cult classic Digitally restored and re-mastered
Directed by Martyn C Webster
Written by A.R. Rawlinson from the Paul Temple radio series. Picture and sound are of good quality following restoration.
“...Rapid-Fire British Programme...” NY Times
Robert Beatty stars in this 1953 Nettlefold production.
A hit and run victim is operated on by Dr Fenton, (Beatty) but the patient is later murdered and the good doctor is under suspicion.
Gang moll ‘Della’ (Elizabeth Sellars) a member of the drug ring falls for the doctor and attempts to save him.
Renown’s Second release for February 2012 is:
There Is Another Sun aka Wall Of Death
The First Ever Release of This Classic British Title on DVD.
Starring: Maxwell Reed, Laurence Harvey and Susan Shaw
Directed by Lewis Gilbert
“..Effective British movie worth watching...” RADIO TIMES
“Reed captures the desperation of
Peskett very effectively... THERE IS ANOTHER SUN is an excellent example of early 50s UK crime films and receives assured direction from Gilbert who draws fine performances from all the
A most entertaining film showing Britain in the fifties.
This 1951 Nettlefold production was directed by Lewis Gilbert, who went on to direct a whole string of hit films, “Reach for the Sky”, three “James Bond” films, ”Alfie”, “Shirley Valentine” and many more.
In this early work with the help of an excellent cast, the director shows his skills in making a fairly simple plot most entertaining.
Laurence Harvey is ‘Mag Maguire’ a likeable fairground boxer and Maxwell Reed, ‘Eddie Racer’ a motorbike daredevil rider. The mutual love interest is the lovely Susan Shaw. Good roles from Leslie Dwyer and Meredith Edwards.
Our EXCLUSIVE offer for our club members this month is
Broken Horseshoe Normal Price £12.99
There Is Another Sun aka Wall Of Death Normal Price £12.99
MEMBERS ONLY PRICE FOR BOTH FILMS £17.99 With FREE P&P!
If you do not wish to buy both films we can offer you a reduced price of £9.99 each title with free postage (UK Only)
Should you wish to take us up on this offer, please fill out one of the order forms attached and pop a cheque in the post made payable to Renown Productions Ltd to: Renown Pictures PO Box 592 Kings Langley, Herts. WD4 4DB. Or call our order hotline now: 01923 290555 and order with one of our team direct.
Alternatively you can order at our webshop online just select The Members Only January Deal Buttons in the webshop.
Now for LOOKING FOR…. Jim Mc Williams of Southampton is looking for some old Mother Riley’s : in business ghosts ,circus, overseas and in society all these are with Universal Pictures who I doubt will ever release them…we have had one conversation with them so you never know but its the same sad story of major companies not releasing old British productions also just as annoying are the pirated copies being sold these should not be encouraged!
Mr A Meachem of Llandudno is looking for Life is a Circus 1960 Vale film production starring Bud Flanagan appears never to have been released on DVD also looking for Alf’s Button Afloat another Bud Flanagan and this time with Chesney Allen a Gainsborough production a 1938 release again never released on DVD and finally looking for Demobbed , a Butchers 1944 release , this one is with Renown and we will look to release some time this year
Mrs I Hoare of Middlesbrough is looking for Hell is a City starring Stanley Baker this was released by Cinema Club at £20 plus so quite expensive any members finished with their copy? Next month we bring you: Two Double Bills: Last Journey / Return Of The Stranger and Say It With Flowers / Song Of The Road…also a special surprise for MEMBERS ONLY.
Noel & Sarah