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A Man About the House 9.99 €

Creator of some of Gainsborough Pictures’ best-known melodramas, Leslie Arliss was well chosen to helm this atmospheric thriller, made in 1947. Boasting cinematography by Oscar winner Georges Perinal and an early film role for Kieron Moore, A Man About the House is adapted from the novel of the same name by noted English writer and composer Francis Brett Young. It is featured here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. Two English sisters, Ellen and Agnes Isit, inherit a Neopolitan villa from their uncle and move to Italy in order to sell the property. Once there, they fall under the spell of the villa’s handsome and charismatic caretaker, Salvatore. The villa was once owned by Salvatore’s family, and he longs to regain ownership of the property; when he marries Agnes, his dream moves a step closer. But Agnes begins to suffer from a debilitating illness, and her sister’s suspicions are aroused… Special Feature: Image Gallery


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Times Square 9.99 €

Presented in a brand-new digital transfer, Allan Moyle’s cult feature of 1980 is a paean to teenage rebellion, telling the story of two girls who meet in a New York psychiatric unit and, bonding through a shared sense of alienation, go on the run together in spectacular fashion! Volatile, streetwise Nicky (Robin Johnson) is an aspiring rocker, while Pamela (Trini Alvarado) is a timid, isolated girl whose wealthy father is currently campaigning to clean up the city’s famous square; Johnny DeGuardia (Tim Curry) is the sympathetic late-night DJ who promotes their newly formed punk outfit ‘The Sleez Sisters’. Times Square explores themes revisited in Moyles’ Pump Up the Volume a decade later, and allusions to lesbian love have ensured repeat screenings at LGBT film festivals worldwide. In addition to gloriously gritty scenes of early-’80s New York and pre-cleanup Times Square, the film also boasts a now-legendary rock ‘n’ roll soundtrack featuring songs by The Ramones, Lou Reed, Roxy Music, The Cure, Talking Heads and others alongside specially composed numbers including XTC rarity Take This Town, and Flowers of the City, co-written by ex-New York Doll David Johansen. SPECIAL FEATURES [] Original Theatrical Trailer [] Image Gallery


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Sky – The Complete Series 9.99 €

The Juganet is a circle. The circle is a machine. The machine is a cross-over point. The point is a paramagnetic intersection. That is where I must be. Not here…’ Eerie, unsettling and a benchmark production for children’s television in the 1970s, Sky was created by Doctor Who stalwarts Bob Baker and Dave Martin as one of the run of outstanding children’s dramas HTV produced in that decade. Filmed in such richly atmospheric locations as Avebury, Glastonbury Tor and Stonehenge, Sky is a mixture of ecological fable, science fantasy and good, old-fashioned peril. Marc Harrison stars as Sky – an ethereal boy who materialises on an Earth that is as unprepared for him as he is for it. He soon realises that he’s been brought to the wrong time and must seek out the Juganet to return to his correct place in reality. With the help of tearaway Arby Venner, his sister June and friend Roy he must race against time as Nature rejects Sky and the Earth’s immune system creates the evil Goodchild, who is out to stop him at all costs… One of the most memorable television series of the 1970s is available here, for the very first time in any video format. Episodes three and seven no longer exist in the archive in any format and the version included on this set is taken from an off-air VHS. Special Features: Image Gallery Original promotional folder PDF


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Memoirs of a Survivor 9.99 €

Julie Christie stars in an award-winning adaptation of Doris Lessing’s famous dystopian novel of 1974. This complex, haunting science-fiction feature – screened in the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival in 1981 – is presented in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. Set in Britain at an unspecified point in the near-future, Memoirs of a Survivor tells the story of ‘D’, a housewife trying to carry on after a cataclysmic war that has left society in a state of collapse. Rubbish is piled high in the streets among near-derelict buildings covered with graffiti; the electricity supply is variable, and water is now collected from a van. ‘D’ spends her time examining her relations with authority, with the marauding gangs of brutalised children who roam the streets, and with Emily, the traumatised, orphaned teenager who is delivered into her care. Special Features: Image Gallery Promotional Material PDFS


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Operation Bullshine 9.99 €

Fall in for laughs’ is the order for the day in this colourful wartime-set comedy feature – a box-office hit in 1959 for Girls at Sea director Gilbert Gunn and boasting a top-flight cast that includes Donald Sinden, Dora Bryan and Barbara Murray, with a notable role for 1956 Olympic gold-medallist Judy Grinham. Presented in a brand-new digital transfer, Operation Bullshine charts the misadventures of a group of Auxiliary Territorial Service girls stationed at an anti-aircraft post on a remote stretch of the English coast – along with the handsome lieutenant in charge of the battery, and his wife, a fellow-ATS girl who’s none too happy about her husband’s latest posting… particularly when regulations force them to conceal the fact that they are married! Special Features: Original Theatrical Trailer Image Gallery Promotional Material PDFs


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Hide and Seek 9.99 €

Ian Carmichael – one of British cinema’s most accomplished character actors and immortalised in the television role of P.G. Wodehouse’s genial upper-class bumbler Bertie Wooster – heads a strong cast in this comedy Cold War thriller. Directed by the BAFTA-nominated Cy Endfield, whose credits include Zulu and Hell Drivers, Hide and Seek also stars Oscar winner Hugh Griffith, Bond villain Curd Jürgens and Golden Globe-winning British actress Janet Munro; the film is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. Whilst working on a top-secret missile project, research scientist David Garret runs into an old friend from behind the Iron Curtain – now a world chess champion working for mysterious businessman Hubert Marek. The hapless professor of astronomy is shortly to find himself at the centre of a kidnap plan designed to make it appear that he has in fact defected to the Soviet Union… Special Features: Image Gallery


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Bottoms Up! 9.99 €

Based on the enormously popular television and radio sitcom Whack-O!, this 1960 comedy feature stars Jimmy Edwards in the classic role of devious, cane-brandishing headmaster. A later addition to the impressive series of comedies by Two Cities Films co-founder Mario Zampi, Bottoms Up! was co-scripted by Michael Pertwee and Whack-O! writers Frank Muir and Denis Norden; Edwards co-stars include Melvyn Hayes and, in an early film role, Richard Briers. The film is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements. Chiselbury School, according to the prospectus, is an academy for the sons of gentlefolk . Regardless of what the prospectus says, however, the boys are very far from being gentlemen; they are an undisciplined rabble. It is, in fact, a school like no other anywhere. But Chiselbury s head, Professor Jim Edwards, is about to put into action a novel scheme to raise the school s profile… SPECIAL FEATURES: [] Original Theatrical Trailer [] Image Gallery [] Original Pressbook PDFs


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The Passion of Michelangelo 5.99 €

Acclaimed Chilean director Esteban Larrain turns his attention to the true story of a street child who becomes a popular prophet, and of a people ready to give in, without questioning, to the luminous promise of a miracle. Chile, 1983. As the first street protests begin to pose a challenge for the Pinochet regime, 14-year-old orphan Miguel Angel, who claims to see and talk to the Virgin Mary, is anointed as a prophet. His tormented face is endlessly reproduced in the media; within weeks, thousands are making a pilgrimage to his home village to take part in ceremonies involving visions and miracles of all kinds. Miguel Angel himself undergoes a profound transformation, the shy boy becoming a clever, capricious teenager who uses his divine gift to manipulate others. The Church, however, cannot stand by. A priest, Father Ruiz Tagle, is sent to investigate the cult of the Virgin of Penablanca. Miguel’s fate now seems uncertain… SPECIAL FEATURE: [] Original Theatrical Trailer


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Here Comes the Sun 9.99 €

Crazy Gang stalwarts Bud Flanagan and Chesney Allen embark on a series of hilarious adventures in this charming musical comedy from 1945. The legendary duo’s last screen outing for more than a decade, Here Comes the Sun is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original 1949 re-issue film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. When a wealthy newspaper proprietor passes away, his crooked business partner moves to secure the deceased’s fortune by substituting a false will. But ‘Corona’ Flanagan is onto the fraudster, and his efforts to unmask the villain see him popping in and out of jail which isn’t all that bad, since the governor is an old friend of his and dressing up as a Russian countess… SPECIAL FEATURES: [] Image Gallery [] Original Promotional Material PDF


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The Night We Got the Bird 9.99 €

A host of British comedy luminaries – including veteran farceur Sir Brian Rix and, in his last film role, actor and stand-up comedian Ronald Shiner – star in this good-natured comic caper charting the misadventures of a hapless bunch of Brighton-based petty crooks dogged by disaster at every turn. The Night We Got the Bird is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. It’s a set-up of craft and graft. ‘Chippendale Charlie’ forges the antiques; Cecil Gibson flogs ‘em. There’s only one flaw in the fiddle: they’ve no-one to shoulder the blame if things go wrong. No-one, that is, until gormless Bertie, the perfect idiot, joins the firm… SPECIAL FEATURES: [] Image Gallery [] Original Pressbook PDF


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