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Alec Guinness Collection (Screen Icons) [DVD]
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Classic collection of the early films of Alec Guinness. In the classic Ealing comedy, 'Kind Hearts and Coronets' (1949), young Louis Mazzini (Dennis Price) vows to take revenge on his family, the D'Ascoynes, when he learns how they disinherited his mother. Working his way into their trust, Louis begins to bump off his distant relatives (all played by Alec Guinness) one by one, but complications set in when Edith D'Ascoyne (Valerie Hobson), the widow of his first victim, falls in love with him. In 'Last Holiday' (1950), Guiness plays an agricultural salesman who finds out he has a short time to live. Taking a final holiday, he realises that he was actually a more interesting person than he allowed himself to be. In 'The Man In The White Suit' (1951), eccentric Sidney Stratton (Alec Guiness) is a laboratory cleaner in a textile factory, who invents a material that will neither wear out nor become dirty. Initially hailed as a great discovery, Sidney's astonishing invention is suffocated by the management when they realise that if it never wears out, people will only ever have to purchase one suit of clothing. In 'The Captain's Paradise' (1953), Guinness stars as Mediterranean ferryboat Captain Henry St. James, who believes in the notion of 'a girl in every port'. For Henry has a wife on both sides of the water. There is Maude (Celia Johnson) in Gibraltar and Nita (Yvonne DeCarlo) in Tangiers. Everything is perfect as long as neither woman decides to visit the other port. In 'Barnacle Bill' (1957), Guiness plays retired Navy Captain Ambrose, who buys a decrepit amusement pier in 'Sandcastle-On-Sea' planning to turn it into a going concern. But when the local council object to the idea, planning to close the pier down, Ambrose has to use some lateral thinking to save the day.
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He was one of those Gentlemen Actors one rarely encounters these days and what's more, he was also highly gifted and multi-faceted in his profession.
This collection, or let's call it a tribute, contains some of his better performances in his earlier years.
Due to the age of the movies, they are all in plain Mono, but with an excellent sound quality. The transfer on DVD is immaculate, with just very minor defects, but nothing to go crazy about.
Many titles are so clear now, that any other version has become obsolete.
For all those, like me, who love this actor's work, this collection is simply a must and is well worth the money.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Watch and enjoy, Alec Guinness at his best, my daughters who think of him as a Jedi Master were entranced by the sight of him doing comedy!Published 9 months ago by Darius A Jackson
i was unable to watch this dvd collection as they are region 1. why sell dvds that in the uk. that can only be viewed in the us?Published on 3 Oct. 2013 by sian turner