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The Definitive Ealing Studios Collection - Volume Four [DVD]

Basil Radford , Joan Greenwood , Alberto Cavalcanti , Alexander MacKendrick    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Basil Radford, Joan Greenwood, James Robertson Justice, Jean Cadell, Tommy Trinder
  • Directors: Alberto Cavalcanti, Alexander MacKendrick, Robert Hamer
  • Producers: Michael Balcon, Michael Truman
  • Format: Box set, PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Studiocanal
  • DVD Release Date: 16 Oct 2006
  • Run Time: 371 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000I0QSQW
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 37,819 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Films Included:
  • Whisky Galore!
  • Champagne Charlie
  • The Maggie
  • Always Rains on Sunday


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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Some of the lesser known Ealings, too 6 Sep 2011
By Tim Kidner TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
If you're already a fan of one of Britain's most revered treasures of the film industry and whose legacy seems as strong as ever, you will already know of Lavender Hill Mob and Kind Hearts and Coronets and such.

Moving on from these and onto ones not shown on TV leads to these 'Definitive' series boxsets. Each has one of those absolute classics, in the case of this volume 4, it's Whisky Galore.

Champagne Charlie and it Always Rains on Sunday were really popular films of their days and the latter, a foray into (then) contemporary gritty social drama. Champagne Charlie did what Hollywood did so well, the Variety Hall biopic but with East End sparkle, full of wit and larger than life characters.

Finally, The Maggie. An underrated, gentle little comedy, the sort of which Ealing are more associated with. The storyline packs quite a gentle punch on American capitalism as a tycoon gets to believe that, after cutting corners and underestimating the crew of the 'Maggie', he can buy out his mistake with dollars alone.

This is an attractively (but modest, to keep the cost down) presented little four disc set that has no duds whatsoever and many pleasures within.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Classics 28 Jun 2009
Format:DVD
If you get a DVD that's been well-pressed then I'd recommend this series, but CANAL+ has tried to do these on the cheap and some of the pressings are awful. If it jumps, skips, or just stalls send it back to Amazon - they've probably had so many returned they're used to it. They replaced mine.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The films you get 14 Jan 2012
By BeRo
Format:DVD
The films you get are:

Volume 1
Kind Hears and Coronets
Nicolas Nicklby
Passport to Pimlico
Went the Day Well?

Volume 2
Hue & Cry
The Lavander Hill Mob
The Titfield Thunderbolt
Dead of Night

Volume 3
Scott of the Antarctic
The Ladykillers
The Magnet
The Man in the White Suit

Volume 4
Whisky Galore!
Champagne Charlie
The Maggie
Always Rains on Sunday
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ealing comedies 27 Nov 2011
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I recently bought this as a present for an older person.
They absolutley loved it. And went out and bought another Ealing DVD
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Must for the collector 11 Oct 2011
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This box set, one of four from the The Ealing Studios Collection is a MUST HAVE for the collector of vintage British Films.
By todays standards the acting at times appears a little amateurish (my opinion only) but what I really like about these films is seeing the scenes of early post war life. Good story lines from most Ealing productions have turned them into classics.
Highly recommended.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential for the collection. 18 April 2011
Format:DVD
Anyone with an interest in our British cinema will love this collection from our greatest(?) studios. The choice of films across the four boxes in the series is well made and covers most of the genres popular at the time. As a child of the fifities and sixties I can revel in the nostalgia and innocence of a more content age. There is no CGI or special effects beyond the very basic and it is down to clever direction and adaptation by using what was available in terms of sets and locations. Great viewing - enjoy!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab Movies 9 May 2013
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Can't fault this at all. Great movies, and at a great price. I recommend this box set to anyone who loves these old films.
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