Zavvi - The Home of Pop Culture A brand-new restoration of Michael Winner's 1963 crime drama WEST 11, starring Alfred Lynch, Kathleen Breck, Eric Portman and the inimitable Diana Dors. Based on the novel The Furnished Room by Laura Del-Rivo and filmed on location in Notting Hill, Michael Winners foray into British social realism sees an authentic portrayal of the grittier, darker side of West London in the 60s. Joe Beckett, seasoned citizen of the bed-sitter belt is the renegade son of middle-class parents and as he himself describes it, an emotional leper'. He decides that he needs a violent shock to shake him back into life and as a result accepts a criminal commission from a man he meets in a coffee bar. Extras Interview with Film Historian Matthew Sweet Original Theatrical Trailer
Written and directed by Eric Sykes this is a classic silent comedy about two workmen and a plank of wood with chaos not far round the corner...
With everyone - masters, mistresses, servants - endlessly bedding everyone else it is no wonder Cockshute Castle is bankrupt. A marriage of convenience for the son or daughter of the house with someone wealthy is called for, unless the son's newly invented thin india rubber membrane has some use.
KEEP IT UP DOWNSTAIRS A bawdy British period romp in the classic Seventies sex comedy mould! The year is 1904; Cockshute Towers, one of England's stateliest homes, is threatened with bankruptcy and both the masters and servants are prepared to co-operate in any way necessary to find some cash! NOT NOW COMRADE Packed with mistaken identities, assumed names, confusion, double-takes and triple entendres, this uproarious British farce tells the story of Rudi, a Russian ballet star who defects to the West, and the chaos that befalls those who try to help him! ALL THE WAY UP Fred Midway will do anything to climb to the top of the corporate tree, and he's equally keen to bump up his family's social status. When his aspirations suffer various setbacks, Fred tries to turn a desperate situation to his advantage! EVERY HOME SHOULD HAVE ONE Teddy the advertising executive has a big problem to deal with his ineptitude has been mistaken for talent by his boss and he's been tasked with finding an erotic angle to sell frozen porridge!
Adam Ant is one of the most enduring icons of the '80s and the promos made for his unforgettable hits stand today as classic examples of the medium. This 2 Disc DVD includes no less than 25 clips - charting the Ants' career from early days of 'Kings of The Wild Frontier' through to the bigger hits 'Ant Rap' 'Puss 'n' Boots' and 'Goody Two Shoes'. Also included are alternative versions of classic promo 'Prince Charming' and 'Room At The Top'. Disc 1: 1. Zerox 2. Kings of The Wild Frontier 3. Kings of The Wild Frontier (Alt. Version) 4. Dog Eat Dog 5. Antmusic 6. Physical (You're So) 7. Stand And Deliver 8. Prince Charming 9. Prince Charming (Alt. Version) 10. Ant Rap 11. Goody Two Shoes 12. Friend Or Foe 13. Desperate But Not Serious 14. Puss `n' Boots 15. Strip 16. Apollo 9 17. Vive Le Rock 18. Room At The Top 19. Room At The Top (Extended Version) 20. Can't Set The Rules About Love 21. Rough Stuff 22. Rough Stuff (Extended Version) 23. Wonderful 24. Beautiful Dream 25. Gotta Be A Sin Disc 2: 'Stand & Deliver: The Documentary' Containing over 25 minutes of exclusive material this documentary tells Adam's own story and includes videos and interviews with the star and his collaborators (approx' 83 minutes).
Performed mostly in mime this comical tale relates the daily life of a Sandwich Man and his encounters with many of his very eccentric acquaintances.
Though Hammer Films ceased theatrical production in the mid-1970s, the TV series Hammer House of Horror afforded the studio a last hurrah in 1980. Though it uses original scripts rather than adaptations of published stories, the series feels like an update of Hammer's earlier Journey to the Unknown, with a mix of contemporary settings, predictable twist endings, mock-gruesome horror, mild sex, familiar TV faces and sly camp that puts it on the shelf somewhere between Nigel Kneale's Beasts and Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected. The shows are variously directed by Hammer regulars Don Sharp (Kiss of the Vampire), Peter Sasdy (Countess Dracula), Robert Young (Vampire Circus) and Alan Gibson (Dracula AD 1972). --Kim Newman Volume One Episodes: "The House That Bled to Death; "The Silent Scream"; "Two Faces of Evil". A box set is also available.
This rare, controversial feature marked the big-screen debut not only of future Hammer and Confessions... star Linda Hayden but also of BAFTA- and Emmy award-winning director Alastair Reid, whose acclaimed credits include Traffik and Selling Hitler. Also starring Diana Dors and Keith Barron, Baby Love charts the implosion of a middle-class family in the presence of an emotionally deprived, sexually provocative teenage girl; presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original elements, the film remains compelling, genre-defying and startlingly original more than four decades after its initial release.Brought up in slums, fifteen-year-old Luci is orphaned when her mother commits suicide. A successful doctor who was once in love with her mother invites Luci to live with him and his family in their luxurious home. While she quickly develops a taste for her new comfortable life, her resentment grows for the society that she feels was responsible for her circumstances. Little by little, Luci seduces everyone around her, as she sets out to destroy her adoptive family...SPECIAL FEATURESImage Gallery Press Materials PDF
The powerful story of salesgirl Mary Hilton (Diana Dors) who, after being convicted of murder and sentenced to hang, spends her final weeks in a condemned cell remembering the events that led to her crime. She met and fell hopelessly in love with impoverished musician Jim Lancaster (Michael Craig), and left her neglectful husband for him, only to find his attraction to her deflected by his involvement with rich socialite Lucy Carpenter (Mercia Shaw). When Jim's relationship with Lucy takes a tragic turn, Mary is heartbroken and snaps - transforming her love for him into a murderous hatred for her rival. Alone, imprisoned and desperately afraid; as each day the end grows closer and she attempts to settle matters with her family as she awaits her final sentencing, or a possible reprieve. Extras: New: Interview with Michael Craig New: Interview with Melanie Williams, film historian and author Film Fanfare - no 19 - Diana Dors interview(1956) Film Fanfare - no 12 - Yield to the Night Premiere (1957) Behind the Scenes stills gallery
Diana Dors was adored by the British public. A star of the silver screen for nearly forty years the woman once dubbed the 'English Marilyn Monroe' was a larger than life character who had it all. This DVD collection showcases some of the films that made Diana Dors one of Britains most popular female idols and rocketed her to stardom. Set Comprises: Yield to the Night Lady Godiver Rides Again Good Time Girl The Calendar Oliver Twist It's Not Cricket Diamond City A Boy a G
15-year-old Mike takes a job at the local swimming baths, where he becomes obsessed with an attractive young woman, Susan, who works there as an attendant.
An early feature from Michael Winner, this brilliantly gritty crime thriller sets its story of alienation and amorality amid the faded grandeur and seedy clubs of early-sixties Notting Hill. Alfred Lynch leads an excellent cast, and the film showcases an outstandingly vulnerable performance from Diana Dors. Scripted by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall, West 11 is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.Joe Beckett, seasoned citizen of the bedsitter belt, aged about 22, is the renegade son of modest, respectable parents and, to use his own description, 'an emotional leper'. He decides that he needs a violent shock to shake him back into life, and as a result accepts a commission to carry out the murder of a total stranger for a man he meets in a coffee bar...SPECIAL FEATURE:Original theatrical trailer Alternative scenes made for the overseas market
A mysterious very old solicitor Mr. Blunden (Naismith) visits Mrs. Allen and her young children in her squalid Camden Town flat and makes her an offer she cannot refuse. The family become the housekeepers to a derelict country mansion in the charge of the solicitor. One day the children meet the spirits of two other children who died in the mansion nearly a hundred years previously and start to look into the mystery surrounding a fire that destroyed the house and claimed the lives of the two children...
Hosted by Jon Pertwee and Edward Woodward, this massively popular 1970s panel game invited viewers to pit their wits against a team of celebrity sleuths to solve a fictitious murder mystery! Devised by comedians Lance Percival and Jeremy Lloyd, Whodunnit presents short dramas laden with clues and more than a few red herrings to be pieced together by the panellists who, having grilled the 'suspects', point an accusing finger at the likely felon... This complete set features every episode, starring regular panellists Patrick Mower and Anouska Hempel and a glittering line-up of guests and cast members, including Diana Dors, Kingsley Amis, Stephanie Beacham, Frank Windsor, Honor Blackman, Richard O'Sullivan, Barbara Windsor, Anthony Valentine, Dulcie Gray, Robert Lindsay, Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw and Sheila Hancock... to name but a few!
On DVD for the first time ever, this 1973 British Horror film, in which three trustees of the Van Traylen fund have died during the last few months, their deaths resembling suicides. But, after a mysterious bus accident involving the final three trustees and 30 orphan children, police colonel Bingham (Christopher Lee) starts investigating and notices discrepancies that make him question whether it was an accident. One of the orphans is treated by a psychiatrist, and when that doctor ends up murdered, it becomes obvious that something sinister is going on, and not just coincidental deaths. The dead psychiatrist's supervisor, Sir Ashley (Peter Cushing), agrees to help the police with the hopes of finding the truth behind the mysterious happenings.
Released to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Mary Millington s death, this special edition Blu-ray box set (individually numbered and limited to 3,000 units) features Mary s most glamorous film roles, with new, stunning 2K restorations, including: Come Play with Me (1977), The Playbirds (1978), Confessions from the David Galaxy Affair (1979), Queen of the Blues (1979), Mary Millington s True Blue Confessions (1980) plus Respectable: The Mary Millington Story (2015), an in-depth documentary chronicling her extraordinary life. This collector s edition is a must for any Millington fan! Filled with scintillating new extras, packaged in a collectable case (displaying brand new artwork throughout) and including a huge 80-page book, with an introduction from David Sullivan and notes by biographer Simon Sheridan (author of Keeping the British End Up: Four Decades of Saucy Cinema). A tantalising orgy of extras that no self-respecting lover of Mary Millington or 1970 s British sex comedies can but fail to be aroused by!
First ever DVD release of this classic British comedy which has never been seen since its 1950's cinema run. The final film showcase for music hall comedian Frank Randle as an accident-prone Private who cannot even make a cup of tea without making a disaster. However he does succeed in rescuing corporal Diana Dors from the lecherous clutches of his Sergeant Major. This fast moving film features stars of the music hall days such as champion wrestler Jack Pye and introduces the BBC Radio and TV star Winifred Atwell.
Scruffy crafty but utterly likeable - that's William Richmal Crompton's famous fictional schoolboy whose adventures have delighted generations. Made in 1977 this definitive production of the stories set in the 1920s feature Adrian Dannatt as William along with his gang the Outlaws - Ginger Henry and Douglas. Bane of parents everywhere only one thing was guaranteed to turn him in his tracks - the dreaded Violet Elizabeth Bott (Bonnie Langford) whose masterplan should William not give in to her demands was to ...thcweam and thcweam and thcweam until I'm thick...
The complete collection of terrifying tales from Brian Clemens' classic series. Famed scriptwriter Brian Clemens is probably best known for his work on 'The Avengers' and 'The Professionals' but arguably the his best work is 'Thriller' a series he made for Lew Grade in the mid 1970s. 'Thriller' is an antholoy series of single plays - some horrific some terrifying - but always with a singular twist in the tale. Highly popular and critically acclaimed in its time 'Thriller' attra
After the huge success of Robert Aldrich's What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962), Hollywood legend Joan Crawford found herself taking the lead in a series of lurid and sensational horror pictures in her later years and Berserk was one of the best and most successful. Crawford stars as a ruthless circus owner who exploits a series of gruesome murders for her own ends... until the killer targets her. Directed by Jim O Connolly (Valley of Gwangi, Tower of Evil) and co-starring Diana Dors (Yield to the Night, Deep End), Michael Gough (Horror Hospital, Batman) and Judy Geeson (10 Rillington Place, Inseminoid), Berserk is a deranged slice of Great British Grand(Dame) Guignol a bloody exploitation classic! INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES: High Definition remaster Original mono audio The BFI interview with Joan Crawford (1956) Audio commentary with film historians Lee Gambin and Eloise Ross Pamela Hutchinson on Joan Crawford (2018) Jonathan Rigby on 'Berserk' (2018): a new appreciation by the author of American Gothic: Six Decades of Classic Horror Cinema Didier Chatelain on Herman Cohen (2018): an interview with producer Cohen's assistant and business partner Tom Baker's Beyond Belief! VHS Introduction (1997) Tom Baker's Beyond Belief! Outtakes (1997) Original theatrical trailer Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited Edition exclusive booklet containing a new essay by Josephine Botting, archival interviews, historic articles, an overview of contemporary critical responses and full film credits UK premiere on Blu-ray Limited Edition of 3,000 copies All extras subject to change
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