"Director: Vernon Sewell"

  • Edgar Wallace Mysteries - Volume 1 [DVD]Edgar Wallace Mysteries - Volume 1 | DVD | (30/07/2012) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £29.99

    One of the twentieth century s most successful crime novelists, Edgar Wallace s thrillers have been widely adapted for film and television the most memorable of which are the Edgar Wallace Mysteries series, made at Merton Park Studios during the first half of the 1960s. A noir-esque series, it updates some of the author's stories to more contemporary settings, blending classic B-movie elements with a distinctly British feel. Long-awaited and much sought after, all 47 films will be released over seven volumes on DVD. As special features, they will also include the seven separate Edgar Wallace thrillers made by Independent Artists Ltd between 1959 and 1961. This series includes top-notch performances from Michael Caine, Alfred Burke, Barry Foster, Hazel Court, Patrick Magee, Bernard Archard, Michael Gough, Jack Watling, Harry H. Corbett and Bernard Lee, including scripts by Robert Banks Stewart (Callan), Man in a Suitcase co-creator Richard Harris, Philip Mackie (The Naked Civil Servant), Lukas Heller (The Dirty Dozen) and Roger Marshall (The Sweeney). Noted directors include Sidney Hayers (The Avengers), Robert Tronson (Armchair Thriller) and Quentin Lawrence (Catweazle). A recording of the series memorable theme music, Man of Mystery, also spawned a Top Five UK hit for The Shadows.

  • The Blood Beast Terror [DVD]The Blood Beast Terror | DVD | (01/07/2013) from £17.53   |  Saving you £-4.54 (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Peter Cushing (Dracula Star Wars)and Wanda Ventham (U F.O The Lotus Eaters.) star in this spine chilling 1968 British horror classic directed by Vernon Sewell (Curse Of The Crimson Altar Burke and Hare). Six young men have been brutally murdered their throats torn to ribbons and drained of all blood. The sole witness has been consigned to a lunatic asylum raving about something terrible with gigantic wings... Suspecting that some sort of giant bird of prey may be loose Inspector Quennell (Peter Cushing) turns to local zoologist Dr. Mallinger (Robert Flemyng) and his beautiful daughter Clare (Wanda Ventham) for help in solving the case. But Mallinger has terrible secrets all of his own - secrets that may soon endanger both Quennell and his innocent young daughter Meg (Vanessa Howard)... Special Features: Audio Commentary by 'English Gothic' author Jonathan Rigby and Peter Cushing biographer David Miller Interview with Wanda Ventham Theatrical Trailer Stills Gallery Booklet Notes Best of British Trailers

  • Wrong Number [DVD]Wrong Number | DVD | (18/04/2016) from £6.99   |  Saving you £3.00 (42.92%)   |  RRP £9.99

    A telephone number dialled in error could prove the downfall of a ruthless criminal gang in this gripping Merton Park thriller from versatile British director Vernon Sewell. Featuring Italian star Lisa Gastoni and noted character players Peter Reynolds and Paul Whitsun-Jones, Wrong Number is presented in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.A security guard is murdered during a mail-van robbery and one of the van crew overhears the killer's name: Angelo. Before he can phone his boss to confirm that the job has been successfully accomplished, the elderly Miss Crystal mistakenly dials the same number and hears a girl ask if it is Angelo speaking. The next day, seeing the newspaper headlines, Miss Crystal realises she may have a valuable clue but can she remember the incorrect number she dialled..?

  • Curse Of The Crimson Altar [Blu-ray]Curse Of The Crimson Altar | Blu Ray | (13/10/2014) from £14.35   |  Saving you £7.64 (53.24%)   |  RRP £21.99

    When his brother disappears Robert Manning (Mark Eden) pays a visit to the remote country house he was last heard from. Althought his host Squire Morley (Christopher Lee) is outwardly welcoming and his housekeeper’s beautiful niece Eve (Virginia Wetherell) is willing to fulfil his needs. Manning detects a feeling of menace in the air with the legend of Lavinia (Barbara Steele) the Black Witch of Greymarsh hanging over everything. Will the village’s renowned expert on witchcraft Professor John Marshe (Boris Karloff) be able to shed light on the wicked going-ons at Craxted Lodge?

  • Battle Of The V.1Battle Of The V.1 | DVD | (19/06/2006) from £16.18   |  Saving you £-3.19 (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Set in wartime Poland The Battle Of The V.1 involves a secret Nazi missile installation at Peenemunde. A British guerilla fighter Stefan Nowak (Michael Rennie) leads a group of Polish partisans on a mission to destroy the base and cripple the German war machine.

  • Home and Away [1956]Home and Away | DVD | (28/01/2008) from £4.03   |  Saving you £8.96 (222.33%)   |  RRP £12.99

    George Knowles (Jack Warner) does the pools every week. One day he is amazed when all his score draws come up and he scoops the jackpot. As the family celebrates his son Johnnie drops a bombshell - the coupon is his and his workmate's - Sid Jarvis (Harry Fowler). But when Sid's mum finds out about the windfall she decides to kidnap her son in order to cheat Johnnie out of his rightful share of the football pools.

  • Wind Of Change/The Traitors [DVD]Wind Of Change/The Traitors | DVD | (24/08/2009) from £9.43   |  Saving you £3.56 (37.75%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Set against the Notting Hill race riots of the late 1950's The Wind Of Change is a gripping kitchen-sink drama focusing on the relationship between a father (Donald Pleasence) a world-weary yet liberal man who spends all his spare time looking after his rabbits and his rebellious unemployed son Frank (Johnny Briggs). Frank is bigoted racist who believes the black immigrants are taking all the British jobs though he doesn't seem too concerned in trying to get one himself. When Frank and his gang of teddy boys beat up a black man who later dies of his injuries he must face the consequence of his actions...

  • Johnny You're Wanted [DVD]Johnny You're Wanted | DVD | (06/10/2014) from £4.49   |  Saving you £5.50 (55.10%)   |  RRP £9.99

    A gripping crime drama with a healthy dose of humour Johnny You're Wanted features Cockney character star John Slater as a luckless long-distance lorry driver who finds himself embroiled in a murder investigation. Co-starring Alfred Marks this marvellously entertaining feature directed by British B-movie stalwart Vernon Sewell is presented here in a brand-new transfer from original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. Returning late to London Johnny gives a lift to an attractive female hitch-hiker. Some distance on he stops to make a phone call and buy a coffee but on returning to his cab finds the woman gone. Assuming she has hitched another ride he continues on his way. A short time later he is flagged down by another driver who has come across a woman lying by the roadside. The woman is Johnny's hitchhiker and she's dead... SPECIAL FEATURE [] Promotional Material PDF

  • StrongroomStrongroom | DVD | (16/02/2008) from £4.03   |  Saving you £8.96 (222.33%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Two car breakers plan a once and for all bank robbery to set them up for life but when their hostages get locked in the bank''s strongroom they are suddenly faced with becoming potential murderers and hanging for their crime.

  • Curse Of The Crimson Altar [DVD]Curse Of The Crimson Altar | DVD | (13/10/2014) from £8.99   |  Saving you £6.00 (66.74%)   |  RRP £14.99

    When his brother disappears Robert Manning (Mark Eden) pays a visit to the remote country house he was last heard from. Althought his host Squire Morley (Christopher Lee) is outwardly welcoming and his housekeeper’s beautiful niece Eve (Virginia Wetherell) is willing to fulfil his needs. Manning detects a feeling of menace in the air with the legend of Lavinia (Barbara Steele) the Black Witch of Greymarsh hanging over everything. Will the village’s renowned expert on witchcraft Professor John Marshe (Boris Karloff) be able to shed light on the wicked going-ons at Craxted Lodge?

  • The Blood Beast Terror [Blu-ray] [1968]The Blood Beast Terror | Blu Ray | (22/10/2012) from £29.68   |  Saving you £-7.69 (N/A%)   |  RRP £21.99

    Peter Cushing (Dracula, Star Wars)and Wanda Ventham (U F.O, The Lotus Eaters.) star in this spine chilling 1968 British horror classic, directed by Vernon Sewell (Curse of the Crimson Altar, Burke and Hare). Six young men have been brutally murdered, their throats torn to ribbons and drained of all blood. The sole witness has been consigned to a lunatic asylum, raving about something terrible with gigantic wings... Suspecting that some sort of giant bird of prey may be loose, Inspector Quennell (Peter Cushing) turns to local zoologist Dr. Mallinger (Robert Flemyng) and his beautiful daughter Clare (Wanda Ventham) for help in solving the case. But Mallinger has terrible secrets all of his own – secrets that may soon endanger both Quennell and his innocent young daughter Meg (Vanessa Howard)... Special Features: Brand New 2K Restoration at BBC Post Production Studios Remastered Original Mono Soundtrack Audio Commentary by 'English Gothic' Author Jonathan Rigby and Peter Cushing Biographer David Miller Peter Cushing Documentary: Interview with Wanda Ventham Theatrical Trailer Stills Gallery

  • Ghost Ship [1952]Ghost Ship | DVD | (25/06/2007) from £8.89   |  Saving you £1.10 (12.37%)   |  RRP £9.99

    There's danger dead ahead when director Mark Robson (Bedlam) helms The Ghost Ship. Richard Dix (Cimarron The Whistler series) plays the sinister captain whose port of call may be madness. All aboard!

  • Counterspy [DVD] [2014]Counterspy | DVD | (07/07/2014) from £6.19   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    This fast-paced comedy thriller stars Dermot Walsh as a mild-mannered young accountant forced to go on the run after unwittingly coming into possession of coveted top-secret plans. Also featuring Bill Travers Oscar-nominated Hermione Baddeley and an early role for horror queen Hazel Court Counterspy is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. While perusing the books of an engineering company fastidious auditor Frank Manning encounters rum goings on when he is approached by a woman who claiming she is being blackmailed. She begs him to find certain letters and he eventually agrees. Having obtained the letters he takes them to a specified address where to his horror he finds a man fully clothed dead in the bath... SPECIAL FEATURES: [] Image Gallery

  • Burke And Hare [Blu-ray]Burke And Hare | Blu Ray | (04/05/2015) from £29.68   |  Saving you £-7.69 (N/A%)   |  RRP £21.99

    Vernon Sewell (The Blood Beast Terror) directs this Hammeresque horror on the early days of anatomy when the need for fresh corpses led to a series of murders in Edinburgh. When Burke and Hare realise that demand for corpses is outstripping supply they decide to take matters into their own hands and prey on drunken prostitutes. Derren Nesbit Glynn Edwards Yootha Joyce and Francoise Pascal star in this seminal British shocker.

  • Battle Of the V.1 - In Colour! [DVD]Battle Of the V.1 - In Colour! | DVD | (05/11/2012) from £8.69   |  Saving you £4.30 (49.48%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Set in World War II and based on a true story, Battle of the V.1 starring Michael Rennie, Patricia Medina and Christopher Lee is set in Nazi held Poland. Polish Resistance discover a mysterious pilot-less plane being built and tested in Poland - the resistance inform Britain of the plane and British enlist a Polish school teacher (Michael Rennie) to infiltrate the factory where the 'strange plane' was being built and pass as much information as possible back to London. The film tells the vit...

  • Out of the Fog / Radio Cab MurderOut of the Fog / Radio Cab Murder | DVD | (30/04/2012) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Out Of The Fog: Dublin born, Montgomery Tully directed this 1962 Eternal Films production, which he also wrote. Starring David Sumner and Susan Travers (Van Der Valk) as well as John Arnatt who appeared in 103 productions, including Whistle Down the Wind. Tullys direction is tight and brings a good deal of tension to this crime drama.Radio Cab Murder: Jimmy Hanley stars in this 1954 Insignia production. Cab driver Fred, (Hanley) a reformed safe cracker is recruited by the police to infiltrate a gang. Fred is aided by his fellow cabbies, when things start to go wrong... Written and directed by Vernon Sewell and with a good british cast this is an enjoyable crime caper. Picture and Sound restored to an excellent quality.

  • Spies on Film 1 [DVD]Spies on Film 1 | DVD | (05/11/2018) from £11.09   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    COUNTERSPY Fastidious auditor Frank Manning encounters rum goings on when he is approached by a woman who claims she is being blackmailed. Of course, he agrees to help but even he could not have foreseen that he'd end up finding a man, fully clothed, dead in a bath... LITTLE RED MONKEY A mysterious assassin targets eminent British atomic scientists, leading to fears for the safety of Leon Dushenko a Russian defector and missile expert who is passing through London en route to the United States. Will he be the assassin's next victim? THE MAN WHO WOULDN'T TALK Dr Frank Smith and Eve arrive from America, apparently on honeymoon but actually on an undercover assignment from Washington. They are instructed to rendezvous with a Hungarian scientist who has vital information about biological warfare! RING OF SPIES A bookseller and his wife; a disgruntled naval clerk; an undercover Soviet agent with a false identity... all members of a secret spy cell working from a bungalow in suburban Ruislip, hidden for years from unsuspecting neighbours and British spycatchers!

  • Rogues Yarn/The Steel Key [DVD]Rogues Yarn/The Steel Key | DVD | (05/10/2015) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £14.99

    ROGUES YARN: When Derek Bond is persuaded by his mistress, Nicole Maurey, to murder his rich invalid wife, he concocts a seemingly waterproof alibi by appearing to be in charge of his yacht on a Channel crossing at the time of her demise. But the scheme proves full of holes under the close inspection of Elwyn Brook-Jones’s Scotland Yard inspector. Co-written and directed by Vernon Sewell, a keen sailor in his spare time, can also be seen acting in this film. It was partly shot on location at Shoreham and Le Havre. SCARLET WEB: Directed By Robert Baker, who went on to direct “The Saint”. Steel Key tells the story of An adventurer who embarks on a mission to track down a group of thieves who have stolen the formula for processed hardened steel, and are going to extreme and violent lengths to cover their tracks. Thriller, starring Terence Morgan, Joan Rice and Raymond Lovell.

  • Where There's A WillWhere There's A Will | DVD | (16/03/2009) from £16.18   |  Saving you £-3.19 (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Starring: George Cole, Leslie Dwyer, Dandy Nichols, Kathleen Harrison, Edward Woodward. Directed by Vernon Sewell. A 1955 classic British comedy digitally restored and remastered. A cockney family inherit a rundown farm in Devon. The father wants to make a go of the venture but has a problem convincing his work-shy family. Yet another British film which launched many a successful career.

  • World War II Collection - Volume 1 [DVD]World War II Collection - Volume 1 | DVD | (11/01/2016) from £14.29   |  Saving you £5.70 (39.89%)   |  RRP £19.99

    A collection of Classic WWII films featuring: We Dive at Dawn, Sea of Sand, The Silver Fleet and Waterloo Road.

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