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on 27 July 2011
This has been a quest on my part to find a copy of "Hang Up Your Brightest Colours" , which had been banned by ITV when produced in 1973. I was so pleased to see this available through this two DVD collection, which includes this and a complementary film on the then living participants in the Easter Rising, and the Irish Civil War. The only fault is that the age of the original film makes the DVD a bit grainy in picture quality. It is a tribute to the late Kenneth Griffith's style of first person documentary, acting the character as part of the story telling. Mainly for history buffs, but a real insight into the wit and story telling style of Kenneth Griffith.
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on 29 January 2014
Hang Up Your Brightest Colours!
Michael Collins and the Easter Rising [DVD]
Kenneth Griffith
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I got this film today as a 2 disc set & the quality is great as is the film! This film shows the Irish side of their Fight For Freedom of British Rule!

Hang Up Your Brightest Colours is a 1973 film by Welsh actor and filmmaker Kenneth Griffith, about the life and death of Irish Republican leader Michael Collins. It was directed by Antony Thomas.Although usually classed as a documentary, the film more closely resembles a dramatic monologue, with Griffith frequently delivering quotes by key figures such as David Lloyd George, Winston Churchill, and Collins himself in character.The film was commissioned by media mogul Lew Grade for transmission by ATV, the ITV region covering the Midlands he controlled at the time. Grade had, in fact, offered to fund whatever subject Griffith wanted to make, but when he viewed the finished film, he refused to show it. In his memoirs, Griffith claimed that Grade was unofficially instructed not to offer the film to the IBA for network transmission, so that the Association would not have to reject it and therefore could be accused of political censorship Griffith took legal action, received an out-of-court settlement and built his home - Michael Collins House - in Islington with the proceeds.The film has been described as, "finest of all (of Griffith's) drama-docs," and, "more courageous and incendiary than the later Neil Jordan movie. It was first broadcast on BBC One in Wales only in 1993, and networked across the United Kingdom by BBC Two the following year.
One of a kind' Welshman and friend of Ireland!
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on 30 July 2011
The two-disc on the rise of Michael Collins was worth waiting for. The documentary presenter was so-so but the contents were first-class.
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on 14 January 2014
I understand people being passionate about their subject but Kenneth Griffiths, who I appreciate as an actor, spoilt it a bit for me by his delivery. It was at a constant high volume thereby losing the effect of dynamics. That aside I enjoyed the history and footage. Michael Collins was a charismatic figure and I am determined to read more about him.
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on 16 March 2011
If you're interested in Irish history, this has a place in your collection. Presentation is a bit stiff, and the story isn't comprehensively told.
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on 29 April 2014
Michael Collins, a true Irish giant amongst men. I enjoyed this DVD very much, this is certainly one to get if you interested in Irish history.
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on 23 November 2015
Very dissapointing. There must be a lot better footage of this fundamental period in Irish history. Would not reccomend.
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on 18 August 2014
Good service and price.
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on 13 November 2014
Great! Many thanks.
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on 15 August 2015
Top seller.
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