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St Trinian's [Blu-ray]

Mischa Barton , Colin Firth , Oliver Parker    Suitable for 12 years and over   Blu-ray
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (154 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Mischa Barton, Colin Firth, Jodie Whittaker, Stephen Fry, Rupert Everett
  • Directors: Oliver Parker
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Eiv
  • DVD Release Date: 14 April 2008
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (154 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0013MYNYI
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,782 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


From Amazon.co.uk

To some extent, the team behind the revival of St. Trinian’s were on a bit of a hiding to nothing. The old films, contextualised by a far different age, were knockabout, energetic, yet innocent comedies about the antics of a boisterous girls’ school and its inhabitants. Surprisingly though, the remake--again inspired by the Ronald Searle cartoons--manages to sidestep the bulk of the obstacles in its path, and proves itself as a likeable, entertaining comedy.

The plot of St. Trinian’s is as paper-thin as you’d expect, and serves merely as a platform for the anarchic actions of the cast of characters (some hokum about stealing a picture and saving the school). And a mischievous lot they prove to be: while they don’t quite live up to the memories of the generation of St. Trinian’s students before them, the primarily young cast still attack their roles with tremendous, and infectious, gusto.

And leading the cast is Rupert Everett, in an entertaining duel role at St. Trinian’s headmistress Miss Frinton and her brother, Carnaby. Joined by Colin Firth, he’s clearly having a whale of a time, and his casting process a wise decision. It’s great to see the always-wonderful Celia Imrie in there, too.

St Trinian’s, as you’d expect, has plenty of problems, notably a script that relies too much on the charm of its cast to pull it through. But heck, it’s still fun, and a hard film not to enjoy. It won’t win Oscars, but it will put a grin on your face. --Jon Foster

Product Description

Modern-day reworking of the classic Ealing comedy of the 1950s. Faced with dire financial problems, St.Trinian's, the school for 'young ladies', has to somehow find the extra cash needed, or face closure from the bank. If that wasn't enough, Headmistress Camilla Fritton's (Rupert Everett) old flame Geoffrey Thwaites (Colin Firth) is now Education Minister, and he's not too impressed with the ethos of 'self-empowerment' (anarchy) practised at the school. But faced with the loss of their school, the usually ferocious St Trinian's girls decide to put aside their differences and work together to raise the cash the only way they know - by pulling off the heist of the century.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars back on track 19 Sep 2009
Brilliant! I was hesitant to buy this but I'm glad I did. This is St Trinians as it should be done. Total anarchy, mayhem, great music. This movie definitely captures the spirit of the earlier versions. Lots of references to other movies like Colin Firth after his dip in the pond.
If you like the earlier St Trinians then this is a must buy. British humor at its best.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Belles Ring Out 29 Jun 2010
By M. J. Saxton VINE VOICE
For the first ten minutes I wasn't too sure about this remake, then the fun began to kick in.

The film has kept to the tradition of English comedy; I use the word advisedly because it sure takes the piss out of the English. It is full of that kind of character comedy that British actors excel. The plot is as strong as it needs to be and nicely inventive. I love the idea of the gangs of girls, "Chavs", "Posh Tottie", "Geeks" etc as some sore of bizarre house system. The twins are a blast from the past, just the sort of girls you'd find in the originals.

Rupert Everett is a good laugh, but is out-classed by Colin Firth. It's ridiculous, it's fun and it works just as a comedy should. Well worth a few watches.
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jolly hockey sticks 26 Sep 2008
What a riot this is! I was hesitant at first, largely because I tend to get my knickers in a knot over modern teenagers (chavs? emos? huh?) but I want to be one NOW! I always wanted to go to boarding school (too much Enid Blyton as a child) but who needs Malory Towers? It's got a great soundtrack, the girls look fantastic, there's a strong message of solidarity and Rupert Everett always makes me laugh. This will become one of my must-sees on horrid winter evenings or when I'm in need of a boost. If only we'd sung a school song along those lines - we'd certainly have sung a lot louder! Watch this. It's great.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC FUN!!! 22 July 2009
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Got this movie for Christmas and have only just got around to watch it. What took me so long? This film is great. St Trinians is brought up to date and into the 21st Century. Sure, the plot line isn't all that deep, but it's juvenile antics from start to finish, with a fantastic soundtrack.

All the actors are perfectly cast, with the biggest surprise for me being Russell Brand, who is a super Flash Harry.

I agree with the reviewer that said the blue ray disc wasn't any better than upscaled ordinary dvd. For this it lost a star. But the film itself - I will be pulling this one out again and again when I want a laugh.

Just Brilliant!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good family comedy 13 Jan 2010
I think st trinians is the perfect DVD for a girly night in and also a family movie night, it's funny, it's not rude, its suitable for everyone and it's a MUST BUY 5 stars!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars St Trinians 6 Sep 2009
By Ridings
Good fun film as good as the old versions looking forward to the next one.
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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great and lighthearted 30 Jan 2008
By jenny
This was a great film, lighthearted, sexy and funny and silly in all the right ways. Full of fun antics it also shows that girls can rebel and have adventures as well as guys.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By pacem et amorem VINE VOICE
I was nervous about this latest St Trinian's film. I'm a die-hard fan of the old movies and was worried that this would be a poor attempt to resurrect what were perfect comedies of years gone by.

I was, however, wrong to be afraid of this new breed of St Trinian's girls and their teachers - though I don't think I'd like to get on the wrong side of the little minxes!

This film is perfectly judged, cast, scripted and realised. I couldn't have wished for a better surprise Christmas pressie! If you liked the originals and are open-minded enough to open your heart to this new incarnation then this is the DVD for you.

Magnificent and top marks!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Present for wet days
Present, kids enjoyed, light entertainment won't win any oscars!
Published 6 hours ago by Tim Clark
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Just the ticket
Published 1 month ago by Martin Owen
5.0 out of 5 stars Great price, great quality and speedy p&p - thanks
Great price, great quality and speedy p&p - thanks
Published 1 month ago by Phil Running
5.0 out of 5 stars St. Trinians (2007) (DVD)
Slightly surprised at just how much I've enjoyed this. Superbly shot and edited. Great-sounding soundtrack, but then I'm probably
luckier than most; I can hear it at 70 watts... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Jim Cram
5.0 out of 5 stars Back to school
I was sceptical because I loved the original. Fear not for It nodded to the past but was funny in its own way and cut an anarchic path of its own brilliant and funny
Published 4 months ago by S. Leaton
5.0 out of 5 stars St Trinian's
Great DVD could not ask for better, great for all the family some language so I would advise Parental Guidance but other than that well worth the price and postage costs, I would... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Andrew
5.0 out of 5 stars St Trinians
-Love this film and wanted it on DVD. This copy is in very good condition, it could probably pass as new if you were buying it as a present. Read more
Published 6 months ago by -AAhmad
5.0 out of 5 stars BUY ONE GET ONE FREE. JOKING.
Published 6 months ago by Mohammed87
5.0 out of 5 stars Watched over and over again.
I have watch this DVD many time and I still enjoy watching in each time. I wish they would make more St Trinins DVD,s
Published 6 months ago by EUNICE A BURFORD
5.0 out of 5 stars fun DVD
I love this sort of trivia for the wet weekends..which seem ongoing still not much use if power cut off!
Published 6 months ago by molusc
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