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on 30 June 2014
The Innocents is very watchable, creepy and often on tv. I would like to praise The Bespoke Overcoat, the 37 minute short which has truly great performances from Alfie Bass and David Kossoff which Pauline Kael calls one of the best short films ever made. It is the cinematic equivalent or cousin at least of Pinter or even Beckett but more accessible, more cinematic, less bleak perhaps but sadder.The camerawork is brilliant.
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on 21 February 2007
This DVD contains two films.

The Innocents.

This dark and rather disturbing film from director Jack Clayton was interestingly directed and has a dramatic performance from Deborah Kerr. It's almost surreal settings and haunting sounds add drama and excitement to an already tense atmosphere. The viewer can interpret this story from various perspectives. This "ghost" film should be enjoyed for the "art form" I believe it is.

The Bespoke Overcoat

This wonderfully poignant film again directed by Jack Clayton, is ahead of it's time with regard to the lighting and direction. The story which is Russian in origin, stars Davis Kossoff and Alfie Bass. They both give fantastic performances and Bass shines as he delivers an intelligent and tender portrayal of Fender. This film stands out today as a true piece of classic cinema and sits very well amongst it's contempories.

Both these films are well worth watching and are together on this special DVD.

Meryl Heasman [...]
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on 2 May 2016
Great Movie! This is a subtle ghost story that leaves you guessing about ghosts and insanity. Deborah Kerr gives an incredible performance and never looked more gorgeous. Great Black and White photography and wonderful composition. Must see for all who like great movies take in this low key but intense film
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on 5 November 2010
An absolute stunning presentation of a timeless piece which draws you in deeper and deeper as the film progresses.. Plays faultlessly and shows care and dedication in the restoration.. An excellent package with good essays and extras on the disc.
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on 6 December 2013
I've been spoiled bu more recent horrors - this would have been very eerie in it's time, but not so much now. It had a number of interesting developments in it. Glorious black & white photography and fine performances. I recommend it for curiosity.
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on 7 September 2015
Classic ghost story starring Deborah Kerr as a young governess who becomes convinced that the house she works in is haunted. Are there supernatural forces at work or is it something else? One of my favourite horrors, full of chilling moments.
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on 15 January 2014
Classic drama full of foreboding atmosphere and tantalising suspense. The acting was superb, especially the children.
Although the film was almost fifty years old it did not appear in the least dated.
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on 8 June 2008
One of the creepiest films you'll ever see, from the opening credits, (which ditch the 20th Century Fox fanfare for the haunting lullaby that recurs throughout the film) right until the climax. Less really is more in the case of films such as this, much being left to the viewer's imagination. Modern films seem to lack the subtlety and sense of unease so evident in 'The Innocents'. Watch it in the dark, and revel in the eerieness of a proper piece of cinema.
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on 27 January 2014
The innocents was shot very well and was effective in creating a creepy and at the same time beautiful atmosphere....
The acting and writing is also top notch......
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on 24 November 2013
atmospheric and very creepy however the ending was dissapointing but deborah kerr was excellent in the part.
and the general feeling of the movie was nerve tingling.
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