ranks among the most popular and best-loved of Ealing Studio’s comedies, included on the British Film Institute’s list of the 100 Best British films of the 20th Century .
When a ship carrying 50,000 cases of whisky runs aground, the inhabitants of a Scottish island cannot resist the temptation to replenish their depleted supplies. Only an English Home Guard captain, brilliantly played by Basil Greenwood, stands in their way.
The first film from Ealing stalwart Alexander Mackendrick, who went on to direct The Ladykillers
and The Man In The White Suit
, Whisky Galore!
is an 100% proof comedy classic, now digitally restored and remastered to its former glory.Special Features
- The Feature: digitally restored & remastered
- Introduction by George Perry, author of 'Forever Ealing'
- Audio commentary by British cinema expert John Ellis
- "Distilling Whisky Galore!" 52 minute doc including interviews with Alexander Mackendrick and his crew
- "Whisky Galore: A Personal History" - 20 minute recounting of the original events from islander Angus Campbell
- Interview with Hilary Mackendrick, wife of Alexander Mackendrick
United Kingdom released, Blu-Ray/Region B DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), English ( Dolby Linear PCM ), English ( Subtitles ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Behind the scenes, Black & White, Cast/Crew Interview(s), Commentary, Documentary, Interactive Menu, Photo Gallery, Remastered, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: In 1943 disaster struck the little island of Todday. A disaster worse than Nazi-bombs. The island was denied whisky. A state of devastation sat in. Fishermen contemplated drowning themselves, because what was life without whisky. But then a cargo ship carrying 50,000 cases of whisky struck a reef. And no sooner than the Sabbath was over, one minute past midnight Monday morning, the cargo was looted. Whisky galore! SCREENED/AWARDED AT: BAFTA Awards, ...Whisky Galore! (1949) ( Whisky Galore ) ( Tight Little Island ) (Blu-Ray)