WIN: The Ealing Studios Rarities Volume 2

Competition ends 13th May 2013

We’re thrilled to be offering three DVD copies of THE EALING STUDIOS RARITIES COLLECTION VOLUME 2, Network Distribution’s newest collection. Featuring 4 films from the vaults of Ealing Studios and Associated Talking Pictures, this double-disc set is available to own on 13 May 2013, RRP £14.99. Unseen since their original cinema releases and presented as new transfers in their original aspect ratios, THE EALING STUDIOS RARITIES COLLECTION VOLUME 2 is an essential addition to anyone interested in classic British films as well as those eager to re-discover long-forgotten gems from one of the UK’s most iconic production houses.

Disc One

Directed by Carol Reed, MIDSHIPMAN EASY (1935) stars Hughie Green, Margaret Lockwood and Roger Livesey aboard an eighteenth-century naval ship as youthful midshipmen embarking on their first proper voyage. When a Spanish sail appears on the horizon the young bloods are loaded into a small boat to serve as a decoy – but when battle erupts the midshipmen lose sight of their mother ship and embark on their very own adventure.

An academic love triangle erupts in BRIEF ECSTASY (1938), directed by Edmond T Gréville and starring Linden Travers, Hugh Williams and Paul Lukas. Helen is a student who has fallen for dashing aviator Jim Wyndham, but when Jim travels to India to care for his sick father Helen finds solace in her studies – and, eventually, in the arms of an eminent man of science. She marries her tutor Professor Bernhardy, never realising that Jim hadn’t forgotten about her; his proposal of marriage, cabled from India, had failed to arrive. But sooner or later, Jim is bound to find his way back into Helen’s life…

Disc Two

John Mills, Michael Redgrave, Will Hay, Robert Morley, Leslie Banks, Bernard Miles, Alfred Drayton, Frank Cellier and (nearly there) Michael Rennie star in THE BIG BLOCKADE (1942), an ensemble piece developed from a propaganda short film which showed the effects of Nazi Germany’s blockade on the British Isles. Charles Frend directs his star-studded cast in a series of sketches highlighting the effects of the blockade, which start off comic but build to a thrilling, stirring finale that highlights British resilience in the face of tyranny.

Based on the novel by Edgar Wallace, thriller THE FOUR JUST MEN (1939) predates the popular TV adaptation by some twenty years. Hugh Sinclair, Griffith Jones, Francis L. Sullivan and Frank Lawton star in the mesmerising tale of four young, wealthy vigilantes who shed their well-known public identities to commit murder – in the name of Justice. Will the Four Just Men be caught, or will their militant patriotism turn out to be just the thing the Empire needs? Walter Forde directs this tightly-plotted and fascinating pre-war adventure.

To win one of 3 DVD copies of the above simply answer the following question:

The Ealing Studios Rarities Volume 2 features films by Carol Reed, Charles Frend, Walter Forde and who else?
a) Edmond T Gréville
b) Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
c) Sir Richard Grenville, Sheriff of Cornwall


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