A seven-movie boxed set containing a good cross-section of Bogarde's earlier work, mostly from his contract years with Rank, and before he became the darling of continental art-house cinema. Some are very early classics (The Blue Lamp, The Spanish Gardener), some are from his long association with Joseph Losey who was in the UK during the USA blacklisting era and sometimes directing under an assumed name. Accident has dated quite badly, and now appears pretentious, with the normally reliable Stanley Baker glaringly miscast as a university don. Victim is still a magnificent piece of cinema, the stand-out dvd in the box, and the first mainstream film to treat homosexuality seriously, with a risky role for Bogarde as a blackmailed closet-gay lawyer, as he was not "out" at the time, homosexuality was illegal, and the Wolfenden Report was still in the future. The Servant shows his dark side to great effect, with gay undertones which perhaps the viewing public did not pick up on at the time.
There's also a revealing interview with Bogarde as a bonus. The Sleeping Tiger was never a good film, with risible plotting, and time has not improved it - it's one of the studio pot-boilers he derides in the interview, from the time when he says he was offered nothing but young tearaway roles. But overall, a worthwhile box and recommended.