British Cinema (IV)

A Listmania! list by Jason Parkes "We're all Frankies'" (Worcester, UK)
(No. 1 Hall OF FAME REVIEWER)   
 
A Canterbury Tale [DVD]
1.  A Canterbury Tale [DVD] DVD ~ Eric Portman
The list author says:
  "Another Powell & Pressburger classic- look out for that shot Kubrick nicked for 2001: A Space Odyssey!"
Used & New from: 5.39
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

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Alfie [DVD] [1966]
2.  Alfie [DVD] [1966] DVD ~ Michael Caine
The list author says:
  "More fun with Michael Caine- I really hope the remake doesn't appear..."
3.72   Used & New from: 0.10
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

An American Werewolf In London (Special Edition) [DVD]
3.  An American Werewolf In London (Special Edition) [DVD] DVD ~ David Naughton
The list author says:
  "Great black comic horror fun with the sassy Jenny Agutter & the sounds of Moondance & Bad Moon Rising..."
5.51   Used & New from: 0.15
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (138 customer reviews)

Walkabout [VHS] [1971]
4.  Walkabout [VHS] [1971] VHS Jenny Agutter
The list author says:
  "More classic Jenny Agutter; Nic Roeg's brilliant film in the Australian outback."
8.70   Used & New from: 2.45
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Family Stories - The Railway Children, Swallows & Amazons - VideoDouble Pack [VHS]
5.  Family Stories - The Railway Children, Swallows & Amazons - VideoDouble Pack [VHS] VHS Dinah Sheridan
The list author says:
  "Only a pedant would loathe The Railway Children! Here you get another bonus with Swallows & Amazons, which is British and charming. Bernard Cribbins?- you have to love him..."
2.00
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

A Month in the Country [VHS] [1987]
6.  A Month in the Country [VHS] [1987] VHS Colin Firth
The list author says:
  "I love the book on which this is based..."
17.99   Used & New from: 14.00
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

Breaking The Waves [VHS] [1996]
7.  Breaking The Waves [VHS] [1996] VHS Emily Watson
The list author says:
  "I bailed out of Lars Von Trier after The Idiots- this has some great stuff in, notably the soundtrack. More films with Mott the Hoople in!"
Used & New from: 2.70
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

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10 Rillington Place (Special Edition) [1970] [DVD]
8.  10 Rillington Place (Special Edition) [1970] [DVD] DVD ~ Richard Attenborough
The list author says:
  "I find this hard to watch, but can't deny its power. Hope no one ever makes a similar film about Cromwell Street."
24.98   Used & New from: 4.53
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)

Tom Jones [DVD] [1963]
9.  Tom Jones [DVD] [1963] DVD ~ Albert Finney
The list author says:
  "Great fun with Albert Finney in another British classic..."
22.98   Used & New from: 6.99
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Gregory's Girl [VHS] [1981]
10.  Gregory's Girl [VHS] [1981] VHS John Gordon Sinclair
The list author says:
  "More great fun from Bill Forsyth. Wonder again at the joy that is Claire Grogan..."
Used & New from: 1.50
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

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The General [VHS] [1998]
11.  The General [VHS] [1998] VHS Brendan Gleeson
The list author says:
  "John Boorman's great film that Hollywood tried to ape with the dire Ordinary Decent Criminal. Brendan Gleeson rocks here..."
2.95   Used & New from: 2.19
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Orlando [VHS] [1993]
12.  Orlando [VHS] [1993] VHS Tilda Swinton
The list author says:
  "Great Woolf-adaptation with Tilda Swinton & Quentin Crisp..."
9.95   Used & New from: 2.35
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

Mansfield Park [VHS] [2000]
13.  Mansfield Park [VHS] [2000] VHS Frances O'Connor
The list author says:
  "Nice play with Jane Austen from the contemporary perspective- thus bestiality & lesbianism are suggsted- slavery too! Nice turn from Harold of Pinter..."
Used & New from: 29.99
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)

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Hellraiser [VHS] [1987]
14.  Hellraiser [VHS] [1987] VHS Andrew Robinson
The list author says:
  "Fun British horror from Clive Barker's novella The Hellbound Heart. The sequels all suck though..."
2.10   Used & New from: 0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Day Of The Jackal [VHS]
15.  The Day Of The Jackal [VHS] VHS Edward Fox
The list author says:
  "OK, Frederic Forsyth wrote it. I know...But this is hugely entertaining anyway..."
Used & New from: 2.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews)

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The Green Man / School for Scoundrels [DVD] [1956/1960]
16.  The Green Man / School for Scoundrels [DVD] [1956/1960] DVD ~ Ian Carmichael
The list author says:
  "Always fun & one I chose over Lucky Jim...."
Used & New from: 9.98
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

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Jubilee [DVD]
17.  Jubilee [DVD] DVD ~ Jenny Runacre
The list author says:
  "Derek Jarman was always great and this is one of his key moments alongside Caravaggio & The Tempest..."
12.23   Used & New from: 3.99
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Oliver! [VHS]
18.  Oliver! [VHS] VHS Mark Lester
The list author says:
  "Ah, takes me back to me penny-pinching youth...."
14.99   Used & New from: 0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (221 customer reviews)

Billy Budd and Other Stories (Penguin Classics)
19.  Billy Budd and Other Stories (Penguin Classics) by Herman Melville
The list author says:
  "Why is the Peter Ustinov-adaptation of Billy Budd not on video or DVD? What gives? It's better than Beau Travail..."
6.36   Used & New from: 0.01
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

The Killing Fields [VHS]
20.  The Killing Fields [VHS] VHS Sam Waterston
The list author says:
  "Bruce Robinson's script is great and the message is valid- though there are some cheesy elements we'll blame Roland Joffe for. Loathe the use of Lennon at the end..."
6.95   Used & New from: 0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

A Taste Of Honey [VHS] [1961]
21.  A Taste Of Honey [VHS] [1961] VHS Rita Tushingham
The list author says:
  "More classic British stuff: Sheila take a bow..."
19.00
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

The End Of The Affair [DVD] [2000]
22.  The End Of The Affair [DVD] [2000] DVD ~ Ralph Fiennes
The list author says:
  "Nice adaptation of Graham Greene- why was this given an 18? It's not that saucy..."
12.29   Used & New from: 0.05
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

Young And Innocent [VHS]
23.  Young And Innocent [VHS] VHS Nova Pilbeam
The list author says:
  "Another early classic from Hitch..."
8.95   Used & New from: 0.01
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Zulu [1964] [DVD]
24.  Zulu [1964] [DVD] DVD ~ Stanley Baker
The list author says:
  "Ah, takes me back to my youth, Baudilaire stained with the butter of teacakes, as a child I used to weep in the butchers etc!"
3.87   Used & New from: 0.82
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (308 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Rififi [1954] [DVD]
25.  Rififi [1954] [DVD] DVD ~ Jean Servais
The list author says:
  "A reminder that Night & the City isn't on DVD or VHS. Reissue, repackage etc!"
7.69   Used & New from: 2.82
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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