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 Posted:   Sep 27, 2007 - 4:54 PM   
 By:   Tom Barnaby   (Member)

Hot on the 40th anniversary edition of The Prisoner comes another classic British telefantasy series.

http://www.networkdvd.net/product_info.php?products_id=500

It's easy to why Network are the best at releasing classic British movies and series
on DVD.






 
 Posted:   May 19, 2017 - 6:35 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

British label Network Releasing will add six new titles to its Blu-ray catalog: David Wickes' Silver Dream Racer (1980), James Hill's The Belstone Fox (1973), Pablo Larraín's Neruda (2016), John Jencks' The Hippopotamus (2016), Ewald Andre Dupont's Moulin Rouge (1928)., and Jack Gold's The Naked Civil Servant (1975).

Silver Dream Racer

Synopsis: Pop legend David Essex stars opposite Beau Bridges in a bittersweet story set in the cut-throat world of motorcycle racing. Featuring thrilling scenes filmed at the 1979 British Grand Prix and a powerful score by John Cameron (and a memorable top-ten hit for Essex himself) Silver Dream Racer is presented here in a brand-new High Definition transfer from original film materials in its original, as-exhibited aspect ratio.

Aspiring racer Nick Freeman returns to his job as a garage mechanic after losing out to his underhanded American rival Bruce McBride. A twist of fate, however, gives Nick one more chance: when his brother is killed in a motorcycle accident, Nick inherits the untested, super-fast 500cc prototype on which he was working. Despite a series of crushing setbacks, he finally has the chance to prove both himself and the "Silver Dream Machine"...

Special Features and Specs:
Alternative "Happy" ending
Original theatrical trailer
Image gallery
Promotional PDF
Optional English SDH subtitles
STREET DATE: AUGUST 28.

The Belstone Fox

Synopsis: Combining exquisite imagery of both landscape and wildlife and with fine performances from a top-line cast including Eric Porter, Jeremy Kemp, Oscar nominee Rachel Roberts and Bill Travers The Belstone Fox is a captivating film for the whole family. Written and directed by Born Free's James Hill and with original music from the legendary Laurie Johnson it is featured in a brand-new High Definition transfer from the original film elements in its original theatrical aspect ratio.

Based on David Rook's acclaimed novel The Ballad of the Belstone Fox (which went on to inspire Disney's The Fox and the Hound) it tells the story of Tag, an orphaned fox cub reared with a litter of foxhound puppies and who forms a close friendship with a pup named Merlin. Years pass and Tag's wily ways keep him safe but when he is eventually cornered he embarks on a course of action which could end in tragedy...

Special Features and Specs:
Original theatrical trailer
Textless material
Image gallery
English SDH subtitles
STREET DATE: AUGUST 28.

Neruda

Synopsis: Chile, 1948: Senator Pablo Neruda, diplomat and future Nobel Prize-winning poet, accuses the government of betraying the Communist Party and is swiftly impeached. Pursued by the police, Neruda and his artist wife are forced into hiding and an intimate game of cat and mouse begins.

In Europe, the legend of the poet hounded by the policeman grows and artists led by Picasso call for his freedom. Neruda, meanwhile, inspired by his transformative new life as a fugitive, writes his epic collection of poems, Canto General, capturing the turmoil of a Latin America in crisis.

Paying homage to a mercurial creator who is impossible to pin down in conventional biography, this playful, inventive feature by Oscar-nominated Pablo Larrain is the story of the escape, the investigation and the literary legend of a man once hailed as "the greatest poet of the 20th century". Starring Luis Gnecco and Gael Garcia Bernal, the film plays out like a road movie, inviting us to soar alongside Neruda in his poetry, his memory, and his deeply held sometimes paradoxical political ideals.

STREET DATE: JULY 10.

The Hippopotamus

Synopsis: Triple Olivier Award winner Roger Allam heads a stellar cast as the cantankerous, whiskey-swilling protagonist in this brand-new adaptation of Stephen Fry's bestselling novel. With a supporting cast that includes Tim McInnerny, Emily Berrington, Russell Tovey, Fiona Shaw and Matthew Modine, director John Jencks realises a decade-long ambition to become the first person to bring one of Fry's novels to the screen.

Ted Wallace, lapsed poet and disgraced theatre critic, is summoned to his friends Lord and Lady Logan's Norfolk manor to investigate a series of unexplained miracle healings. Ted tracks down the perpetrator of the phenomena, his fifteen-year-old godson David Logan, whose parents believe he has healing hands. Unaware of David's disturbingly unorthodox methods, the Logans are now set on sharing their son's "gift" with the world. With a poet's passion for the truth, Ted hurries to debunk the miracles and save a young man from a lifetime of embarrassment.

Special Features and Specs:
Book to Screen - Featurette
British Comedy Special
Making of - Featurette
Extensive interviews with cast and crew
Optional English SDH subtitles
STREET DATE: JULY 3.

Moulin Rouge

Synopsis: One of the most lavish British films of the silent era in both budget and scope, Moulin Rouge stars Jean Bradin, Eve Gray and Russian-German screen sensation Olga Tschechowa in the story of a young aristocrat driven to a suicide attempt after falling in love with a young dancer and her elegant, ravishingly beautiful mother.

Set in and around the famous dance-halls of Paris, Moulin Rouge showcased British International Pictures' engagement of leading Continental film-makers during the late 1920s. The first British film directed by expressionist pioneer Ewald Andre Dupont, it also features Werner Brandes' stylish, distinctively European cinematography and art direction by Oscar winner Alfred Junge.

Filmed at Elstree through the winter of 1927, the film was originally trade shown in March 1928 as a silent film with live musical accompaniment. It was re-released in 1929 with a recorded, synchronised score by John Reynders.

Special Features and Specs:
NEW restoration of the film
Image gallery
Original script PDF
Booklet
STREET DATE: JUNE 26.

The Naked Civil Servant

Synopsis: The BAFTA-winning adaptation of Quentin Crisp's best-selling autobiography, The Naked Civil Servant features an arguably career-best performance by John Hurt as Crisp – a flamboyant homosexual trying to live an openly gay lifestyle in the intolerant pre-war years.

Funny, tragic and, at times, heart-warming, this unflinching story of an unconventional man is strongly directed by the multi-award winning Jack Gold. It is featured here in a brand-new High Definition restoration from original film elements, in its original fullscreen aspect ratio.

Special Features:
Feature version [HD - Blu-ray exclusive]: in full widescreen with the ad-breaks removed
Audio Commentary with John Hurt, director Jack Gold and executive producer Verity Lambert
Seven Men: Quentin Crisp – a Granada profile from 1971
Mavis Catches Up with Quentin Crisp: an interview from 1989
Image gallery
Philip Mackie's original script (PDF)
Optional English SDH subtitles
STREET DATE: JUNE 5.

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=21361

 
 Posted:   May 22, 2017 - 3:36 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Hot on the 40th anniversary edition of The Prisoner comes another classic British telefantasy series.

http://www.networkdvd.net/product_info.php?products_id=500

It's easy to why Network are the best at releasing classic British movies and series
on DVD.


Not when you dont post the name of whatever it was and the link inevitably becomes dead, idiot.

 
 Posted:   May 22, 2017 - 4:37 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Hot on the 40th anniversary edition of The Prisoner comes another classic British telefantasy series.

http://www.networkdvd.net/product_info.php?products_id=500

It's easy to why Network are the best at releasing classic British movies and series
on DVD.


Not when you dont post the name of whatever it was and the link inevitably becomes dead, idiot.


One thing is for sure, Tom Barnaby is right, Network are very good at what they release.

 
 
 Posted:   May 23, 2017 - 4:17 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

Hot on the 40th anniversary edition of The Prisoner comes another classic British telefantasy series.

http://www.networkdvd.net/product_info.php?products_id=500

It's easy to why Network are the best at releasing classic British movies and series
on DVD.


Not when you dont post the name of whatever it was and the link inevitably becomes dead, idiot.


Why the nastiness, isn't there enough of that around already, & besides that post is ten years old! Here you go: http://networkonair.com/ that took me all of ten seconds to find (although the site is down today). I agree with John, Network puts out some great stuff, I have the colour Callan set & the Blu-rays of The Prisoner & The Sweeney S1, I hope they get around to the rest of it, & Minder, these series are like time machines back to the seventies. I have their first two Blu-ray releases of Department S, they look great, & have the legend that was...Jason King in HD smile

 
 Posted:   May 23, 2017 - 4:43 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Hot on the 40th anniversary edition of The Prisoner comes another classic British telefantasy series.

http://www.networkdvd.net/product_info.php?products_id=500

It's easy to why Network are the best at releasing classic British movies and series
on DVD.


Not when you dont post the name of whatever it was and the link inevitably becomes dead, idiot.


Why the nastiness, isn't there enough of that around already, & besides that post is ten years old! Here you go: http://networkonair.com/ that took me all of ten seconds to find (although the site is down today).


We can all see it's Network, he wrote that in the post and it's part of the link. The POINT of his post was announcing a new dvd release of "another classic British telefantasy," but he never wrote the title. Go figure out what that series was in 10 seconds. It being a 10 year old thread is part of my point - put the facts down and dont rely on a link. I'm not sure why John decided to post to it instead of another Network dvd thread.

 
 Posted:   May 23, 2017 - 6:26 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Hot on the 40th anniversary edition of The Prisoner comes another classic British telefantasy series.

http://www.networkdvd.net/product_info.php?products_id=500

It's easy to why Network are the best at releasing classic British movies and series
on DVD.


Not when you dont post the name of whatever it was and the link inevitably becomes dead, idiot.


Why the nastiness, isn't there enough of that around already, & besides that post is ten years old! Here you go: http://networkonair.com/ that took me all of ten seconds to find (although the site is down today).


We can all see it's Network, he wrote that in the post and it's part of the link. The POINT of his post was announcing a new dvd release of "another classic British telefantasy," but he never wrote the title. Go figure out what that series was in 10 seconds. It being a 10 year old thread is part of my point - put the facts down and dont rely on a link. I'm not sure why John decided to post to it instead of another Network dvd thread.


There seems to be so many...lol

With regards to Department S and Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased), these are two of my favourite ITC shows and are on my wishlist. And of course, both of these are region free, which should appeal to people on the American side of the pond.

 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2020 - 9:16 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

British label Network Releasing will add five new titles to its Blu-ray catalog. They are: Maroc 7 (1967), Not Now Comrade (1976), The Arsenal Stadium Mystery (1939), Ring of Spies (1964), and Who Done It? (1956).

Maroc 7

Synopsis: This fast-paced '60s crime caper features a star-studded line-up that includes Gene Barry, Elsa Martinelli, Cyd Charisse, Leslie Phillips and Denholm Elliott. Stylishly directed by Gerry O'Hara, Maroc 7 is presented here as a High Definition restoration from original film elements in its original Panavision aspect ratio.

Simon Grant blackmails glamorous fashion editor Louise Henderson into including him with her entourage to Morocco when he discovers she is searching for a priceless ancient artefact. But when an eccentric archaeologist contact is found dead, Louise attempts to implicate Grant in his murder!

Special Features and Technical Specs:
BRAND NEW RESTORATION OF THE FILM
Theatrical trailer
Music Promo
Image galleries
Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature
STREET DATE: SEPTEMBER 28.

Not Now Comrade

Synopsis: An uproarious British farce featuring a classic line-up of comedy veterans (including Leslie Phillips, Carol Hawkins, Roy Kinnear, June Whitfield, Ian Lavender, Windsor Davies and Don Estelle!), Not Now, Comrade is packed to the brim with mistaken identities, assumed names, extreme confusion, double-takes and triple entendres! It is presented here as a brand-new High Definition transfer from original film elements in its original theatrical aspect ratio.

Rudi, the highly-strung star of a Russian ballet company, defects to the West. Or, at least, he tries to. Unable to reach safety and pursued by the KGB, he takes refuge with a passing stripper named Barbara. From that point, his plans go somewhat downhill!

Technical Specs:
BRAND NEW RESTORATION OF THE FILM
Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature
STREET DATE: SEPTEMBER 14.

The Arsenal Stadium Mystery

Synopsis: Featuring Arsenal's 1938/39 team line-up and an arguably career-best performance from Leslie Banks as an impeccably eccentric detective, The Arsenal Stadium Mystery remains both a classic whodunit and a high-water mark for pre-war British film. Directed by Oscar-nominated Thorold Dickinson, it is featured here as a High Definition remaster from original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.

Amateur football team The Trojans face their toughest challenge: a charity match against Arsenal in front of a capacity crowd. During the game their star player collapses and dies of poison. Inspector Slade of Scotland Yard is assigned to catch the murderer – and he has only three days to do it before it interferes with his theatre rehearsals!

Technical Specs:
BRAND NEW RESTORATION OF THE FILM
Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature
STREET DATE: SEPTEMBER 7.

Ring of Spies

Synopsis: There have always been spies – men and women who have pried for patriotism, for religion, for love... or for money. This tense drama is based on the true story of the Portland spy ring – an unlikely Soviet operation that took place in southern England and which was active during the late 1950s/early '60s. Directed by Robert Tronson and starring Bernard Lee, William Sylvester, Margaret Tyzack and David Kossoff, Ring of Spies is presented here as a brand-new High Definition transfer from original film elements in its original theatrical aspect ratio.

An antiquarian bookseller and his wife; a disgruntled, hard-drinking naval clerk and the lonely secretary he recruits; a polished Soviet agent who assumes the identity of a dead Canadian citizen... the players in a familiar Cold War duel between Soviet intelligence and British counter-espionage – and a trade in deadly secrets directed from a bungalow in suburban Ruislip, hidden for years from unsuspecting neighbours and British spycatchers.

Technical Specs:
BRAND NEW RESTORATION OF THE FILM
Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature
STREET DATE: SEPTEMBER 21.

Who Done It?

Synopsis: Saucy comedy superstar Benny Hill makes his screen-starring debut in one of the last Ealing comedies ever made. Co-starring Belinda Lee as a glamorous showgirl and David Kossoff as a dastardly foreign spy – and directed by BAFTA award-winning Basil Dearden – Who Done It? is presented here as a brand-new High Definition transfer from original film elements in its original theatrical aspect ratio.

A clumsy ice rink sweeper with delusions of grandeur, Hugo Dill fantasises about becoming a private investigator. When he wins both a bloodhound and a sum of money in a magazine competition, he decides the time is right to change career and fulfil his dream!

Special Features and Technical Specs:
BRAND NEW RESTORATION OF THE FILM
The Waiters: a Benny Hill short film from 1969
Theatrical trailer
Image galleries
Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature
STREET DATE: AUGUST 17.

https://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=27192

 
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