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  • Actors: Brenda Blethyn, Bernard Hill, Timothy Spall, David Prowse, Bernard Cribbins
  • Directors: Various
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Dolby, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Bfi
  • DVD Release Date: 7 Nov. 2011
  • Run Time: 215 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B005HPZWVA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 35,122 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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COI Collection Volume 6: Worth the Risk (2 disc DVD set)

Complimenting the safety messages in COI Volume 4: Stop! Look! Listen!, this volume of COI films examines the issue of risk in our everyday lives. Here, we get advice on crossing the road, the Welfare State, the dangers of drinking and of playing with matches, the complexities of decimalisation, surviving nuclear attack... and much much more. All peppered with the COIs characteristic mix of horror, humour and gentle persuasion.

Highlights include: Skateboard Safety (1978), play safe,'you mad skateboard dogs'; Charley's March of Time (1948), pioneering animation explains the workings of the new Welfare State; Green Cross Code (1973), David Prowse is on hand to admonish and advise; Hole in the Ground (1962), an unnerving civil defence film from the Cold War era; Say No to Strangers (1981), Bernard Hill, Brenda Blethyn and Timothy Spall star in this creepy and uncompromising film; Laughing Matter (late 1970s), Robbie Coltrane's stand-up routine isn't funny; Passing Places (1973), a bluegrass style road safety song from a young Bill Paterson.

Special features

  • The Furry Folk on Holiday (1967, 13 mins): Tufty and his friends take a trip to the seaside, luckily Policeman Badger is on hand to save the day
  • Play Safe (1978, 11 mins): Bernard Cribbins and Brian Wilde warn against the dangers of playing near electricity
  • Fully illustrated booklet with notes and essays from film historians and filmmakers
  • Dolby Digital mono audio (320kbps)

UK | 1946 2000 | black & white, and colour | English, optional hard-of-hearing subtitles | 215 minutes | DVD9 x 2 | Original aspect ratio 1.33:1 | Region 0 PAL DVD

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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Colin Smith TOP 500 REVIEWER on 5 Jan. 2012
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This interesting collection of public information films, produced by the Central Office of Information (COI) is made up of forty-five titles, (plus two bonus films) with the emphasis on safety, health and welfare. With advice for motorists and pedestrians, themes in other films include the likes of fire prevention, first aid and food poisoning. The advice aimed at the young includes the dangers of playing near water and electricity pylons, and crossing the road (The Green Cross Code).
The standouts for me include "Another Case Of Poisoning" and "The Motorway File". Although it had almost slipped from my memory, the appropriately titled "Say No To Strangers" quickly jogged my memory, and remains uncomfortable viewing.

With titles ranging from 1946 through to the year 2000, the sheer number of films certainly makes this collection look impressive, although what must be taken into consideration is the fact that many of the titles run for less than one minute. Having said that, this 2-disc set does provide an overall running time of around four hours (when including the bonus films). This nostalgic dip into the past should evoke many TV memories for those of a certain age. Picture and sound quality are generally good.

*SPECIAL FEATURES:
*Fully illustrated 28-page booklet containing notes and essays, plus full details of all the films.
*Dolby Digital mono audio.
*Optional English subtitles.

Here is a list of the films with a few details.
****DISC ONE****
*MR JONES TAKES THE AIR.(1946,B/W,10 mins) - The inconsiderate Mr Jones believes he can drive as he pleases, in this road safety film.
*CHILD CYCLING PROFICIENCY/CYCLISTS TURNING RIGHT.(1950's,B/W,3 mins) - This primitive animation provides road safety advice for the cyclist.
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