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Sitcom legend Tony Hancock makes his feature film-starring debut in this clever comedy from long-time collaborators Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. A witty satire that vigorously ridicules effete pseudo-intellectualism, middle-class pretensions and bohemian artiness, The Rebel is presented here as a brand-new High Definition restoration from the original camera negative in its original theatrical aspect ratio. A self-taught artist with an enthusiasm that far exceeds any ability, Anthony Hancock throws in his monotonous office job to live the dream. His genius unappreciated by the local peasantry he decides there's only one place for his talents to flower - amongst the beatniks and bohemians of Paris! Special Features: Limited edition booklet containing the script for The Day Off - what would have been Galton and Simpson's second film for Hancock had he not turned it down Theatrical trailer Image gallery
Zavvi - The Home of Pop Culture Ronald Fraser reprises his role as a petty career criminal in the big-screen remake of ITV's 1960 hit comedy-drama Play of the Week. An authentic and original look at life behind bars, The Pot Carriers also stars Paul Massie as a first-time prisoner, Carole Lesley as the girl he left outside and Dennis Price in a memorable turn as the charming-but-unprincipled Smooth-Tongue Bertie. It is featured here as a High Definition remaster from original film elements in its original theatrical aspect ratio. James Rainbow is sentenced to twelve months for GBH. Assigned to prison kitchen duties, he is taken under the wing of several old lags led by Redband and becomes involved in some of their fiddles. Redband, however, is due to be released soon and wants to pull one really big fiddle before he goes! Special Features: Theatrical trailer Image gallery Those British Faces: Dennis Price
Sitcom legend Tony Hancock makes his feature film-starring debut in this clever comedy from long-time collaborators Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. A witty satire that vigorously ridicules effete pseudo-intellectualism, middle-class pretensions and bohemian artiness, The Rebel is presented here as a brand-new restoration from the original camera negative in its original theatrical aspect ratio. A self-taught artist with an enthusiasm that far exceeds any ability, Anthony Hancock throws in his monotonous office job to live the dream. His genius unappreciated by the local peasantry he decides there's only one place for his talents to flower - amongst the beatniks and bohemians of Paris!
The Rebel is a 1961 comedy film starring Tony Hancock (Hancock's Half Hour). Hancock plays a downtrodden London office clerk who gives up his job to pursue his dream of being an artist. With an enthusiasm far exceeding any artistic talent, he sets to work on his masterpiece Aphrodite at the Waterhole, moving to Paris where he expects his genius will be appreciated. While his ideas and persona gain acceptance among the art set, legitimate critics scoff at his work. He manages, however to achieve success when the work of his former roommate, a genuinely talented painter, becomes confused with his own.
The Rebel (1961) and The Punch and Judy Man (1963) are the only two feature films made expressly as star vehicles for the great television comic Tony Hancock. The Rebel is by far the more ambitious, being in colour with Parisian locations, a large cast, and not least a supporting role for international star George Sanders. The opening rebellion against office life surely inspired The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin, while references follow to Look Back in Anger (1958) and Billy Wilder's The Apartment (1960) and Some Like It Hot (1959). Hancock goes to Paris to follow his artistic muse and as he rises through the art world his naivety is taken for genius, allowing for some very funny moments and spot-on satire, which are just as relevant today as 40 years ago. Filmed in black-and-white in Bognor Regis, The Punch and Judy Man is a more modest yet evocative portrait of life in a small coastal resort. Hancock is the titular beach entertainer who is happy to live from day to day with the affable companionship of John Le Mesurier and Hugh Lloyd. The problem is he's burdened with a socially ambitious wife, Sylvia Syms. Gentle humour comes from Hancock's frustrations as a proto-Basil Fawlty, and the film, packed with familiar British character actors, has an old-fashioned charm. It makes for an enjoyable supporting feature to The Rebel, which is undoubtedly a minor classic. On the DVD: Tony Hancock Double Feature presents both films at 4:3 ratio. The earlier film looks decidedly cropped in several scenes, though the latter survives the reformatting largely unscathed. The Rebel's colour is faded and the image grainy, while The Punch and Judy Man generally has a much stronger black and white image. Even so, there is some flickering and print damage. The music is distorted in The Rebel but the mono sound is fine during The Punch and Judy Man. There are no extras. --Gary S Dalkin
The Pot Carriers
London, 1974- Scientist Henry Jeklyy (Paul Massie) obsessively pursues his secret research, while is wife Kitty (Dawn Addams) embarks on an affair with parasitic scoundrel Paul Allen (Christopher Lee). Jekylls latest experiment is a success and he injects himself with a serum that transfers him into Edward Hyde, a devilishly handsome hedonist. Hyde discovers Kittys affair, but befriends Paul and honours his gambling debts. Paul acts as Edwards guide to Londons seediest nightspots, unaware that his new benefactor is suffering from a split personality. As Henry Jekyll struggles to reassert himself, the ruthless Hyde takes whatever, and whoever he wants, killing who gets in his way...
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