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Roll Out the Barrel: The British Pub on Film (2-DVD)

Terry Jones , Michael Palin , Philip Trevalyan , Peter Nestler    Parental Guidance   DVD
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Product details

  • Actors: Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Richard Briers, Jon Pertwee, Tommy Trinder
  • Directors: Philip Trevalyan, Peter Nestler, Eric Marquis, Arnold Miller
  • Format: Dolby, PAL
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Bfi
  • DVD Release Date: 11 Jun 2012
  • Run Time: 318 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007A0QTSA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 48,974 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

ROLL OUT THE BARREL: THE BRITISH PUB ON FILM

This fascinating 5-hour plus collection of entertaining short dramas, humorous trade films, perceptive documentaries and archival newsreel items is an essential history of the British boozer on film.

From Arnold Miller's swinging Under the Table You Must Go, Philip Trevelyan's beautifully expressionistic The Ship Hotel Tyne Main and German director Peter Nestler's Workingmen's club in Sheffield to the local quirks and characters of Richard Massingham's wartime Down at the Local, the whirlwind regional tour of A Round of Bass and Michael Palin and Terry Jones humorous trade film Henry Cleans Up, this must-have double measure of DVDs is full to the brim with the sights and sounds of the great British pub, exploring its role as a place of communal gathering, game playing and opinion debating throughout the ages

Special Features

    Disc 1

  • The Story of English Inns (1944)
  • Down at the Local (1945)
  • The Inn that Crossed the Sea (1950)
  • Tramps' Ball (1953)
  • Beer and Skittles (1954)
  • The Old Pheasant (1958)
  • The Friendly Inn (1958)
  • Mining Review 16th Year No.5 (1963)
  • Lucy's Table (1965)
  • All in Good Time (1964)
  • A Working Men's Club in Sheffield (1965)
  • The Ship Hotel - Tyne Main (1967)
  • Disc 2

  • Under the Table You Must Go (1969)
  • Guinness for You (1971)
  • A Round of Bass (1972)
  • Henry Cleans Up (1974)
  • What'll You Have? (1977)
  • New Pubs For Old (Australasia) (1979)
  • New Pubs For Old (Africa) (1979)
  • Local Life (1982)

UK, Germany | 1944 - 1982 | black & white and colour | English and German with subtitles | 318 minutes | DVD9 x 2 | Dolby Digital mono audio (320kbps) | Region 0 PAL DVD



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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dad 31 May 2013
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Loved this DVD as the part Tyne Main my dad is the singer,people have said the other singer is a lady but it was my dads singing partner Bob, My dad(Arnold Carter)had had a motorbike accident a few years before this was made and was paralysed down his left side, they were very popular singers in the social clubs, My aunt has said after watching the DVD my dad was more than a bit tipsy, a lovely keepsake
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
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This is a time capsule. Having lived in the UK for around 4 years, I grew to love the pubs and went to many, both in city and in country. I bought it because I miss all that, being back in Australia, where we have fake Irish pubs. I don't know why they don't hire 80 year old men dressed in costume smoking pipes to make them more authentic. Anyway, I took a chance and absolutely loved this collection of films, which would be great to watch with a few mates and a few beers. Long may the real pub (and real ale) remain vital in the UK !
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5.0 out of 5 stars I raised a glass to this one 14 Jun 2013
By bananna
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I had a good reason to purchase this item and wasn't disappointed. Haven't watched the whole set yet but loved what I have viewed so far. Nostalgic and educational. One day I see a history lesson in the culture of pubs as I'm sure there won't be many left in the future. It shows a totally different way to socializing in the pubs and bars of yesteryear. The live music, music-hall and themed events that drew in the crowds. Magic!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hic! 21 Aug 2012
By Wjcox
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If you can't get to the pub you can watch this while having a tipple at home. Worth having in your D.V.D. collection so you can cheer yourself up when you are feeling a bit down or it's raining. It's always RAINING!
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4.0 out of 5 stars an eclectic mix 7 May 2014
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Various films through the ages of beer adverts etc before the computer age as beer itself I loved it .
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4.0 out of 5 stars Wheat among the chaff 30 Jan 2014
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A real mixed bag but worth it. Some of the shorts are only thirty seconds and others are thirty minutes. As to be expected some are sponsored by those with vested interests whereas others are the work of auteurs. The last two films on the first disc are examples of the latter and for me are the highlights. The commercials have some credit as well. Where the budget permitted time and expertise have left some fine work. I feel some of the other commercials should really have been left out. They don't sit well either as historical documents or even as cheesy entertainment. In spite of those this is a fine set and one I can se myself watching again.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Really interesting pievce of nostalga 21 Jan 2014
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A mixed bag of iconic films one to watch with the lads over a few real ales of a winter's evening.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal gift for men 2 Oct 2013
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If you find it difficult to buy presents for men, look no further. This is the perfect gift for brothers particularly if they are beer drinkers.
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