& FREE UK Delivery on orders dispatched by Amazon over £20. Delivery Details
Only 8 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
This is My Street [DVD] has been added to your Basket
+ £1.26 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Disc is scratch free. Case and art work in very good condition. May have shelf wear. [BP1]
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

This is My Street [DVD]

4.5 out of 5 stars 55 customer reviews

Promotion Message Promotion Available 1 Promotion(s)

Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
22 new from £4.25 3 used from £5.00
£5.99 & FREE UK Delivery on orders dispatched by Amazon over £20. Delivery Details Only 8 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Special offers and product promotions

  • Enjoy £1.00 credit to spend on movies or TV on Amazon Video when you purchase a DVD or Blu-ray offered by Amazon.co.uk. A maximum of 1 credit per customer applies. UK customers only. Offer ends at 23:59 GMT on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 Here's how (terms and conditions apply)

Frequently bought together

  • This is My Street [DVD]
  • +
  • No Trees in the Street [DVD]
Total price: £10.98
Buy the selected items together

What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?


Product details

  • Actors: Ian Hendry, June Ritchie, John Hurt, Annette Andre, Mike Pratt
  • Directors: Sidney Hayers
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Network
  • DVD Release Date: 14 April 2014
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00HZ03PKK
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 34,125 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
  • If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

Ian Hendry, June Ritchie, John Hurt and future Randall and Hopkirk stars Annette André and Mike Pratt feature among an outstanding cast in this mid-sixties realist drama from noted director Sidney Hayers. This Is My Street is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.

Jubilee Close, a drab street of decaying houses in London's Battersea, is home to a cross-section of working-class families. Yearning to escape from this depressing environment is the pretty, ambitious Margery Graham; the victim of an enforced marriage, she is tied to a lazy, boorish husband and young daughter. Margery lives next door to her widowed mother who, in order to make ends meet, has taken in a lodger, Harry a slick, unscrupulous salesman with a roving eye and a more-than-neighbourly interest in Margery...

SPECIAL FEATURES:
[] Original Theatrical Trailer
[] Image Gallery
[] Original Pressbook PDF

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: DVD Verified Purchase
The edition issued in 2014 by Network has been nicely restored. In many ways the film typifies British contemporary films of the 1960s. The late Ian Hendry plays a louse who leads a young married woman astray; Manchester girl June Ritchie plays the woman in question. The director of ‘This Is My Street’ is Sidney Hayers who went on to work in TV series such as ‘The Avengers’. The DVD is in a slim case, about half the standard width. All in all, an interesting release sure to please what seems to be a growing army of Britfilm fans.
1 Comment 30 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Network have again release a long lost film of some worth, in excellent condition. Crisp B/W print and good sound, Ratio 1.66. Extras include a theatrical trailer Image Gallery and Original Pressbook PDF (not seen by me). The film is very much of it's time - A bit kitchen sink tho perhaps not up to "Poor Cow"/Sat Nt and Sun Morning", but very like "Live Now Pay Later. June Ritchie, who gives what I felt was a career best performence,( but that's just me) plays a bored housewife-bored with her job, husband and much of life in general. Hendry is th salesman, slick and a womaniser, but not "the marrying Kind". This kind of role he could play in his sleep and here is utterly convincing. The sexual tension between him and Ritchie is palpable, and strong whilst not explicit. Annette Andre gives a strong performence as June's sister, and also in the cast is a very young John Hurt (miscast I feel as a boy no girl wants anything to do with, and he, as my wife said, was very sexy in 1963.). All in all it's 90 mins of good script, direction and acting, with some interesting location work. One sequence sticks in my mind-Ian and June search a junkyard/bombsite for her daughter, and all around them are local almost feral kids breaking bottles and generally having a ball, but it's scary. For lovers of sixties realist drama this is a must. (Oh and a word of praise for Mike Pratt as June's husband-so easy to overplay - but he, like everyone else is just right. Well done Network.
1 Comment 37 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD
Watching this brings home the force of Philip Larkin's line "Sexual intercourse began in 1963" - a British film that deals so frankly with adultery, desire (especially female desire) and casual pickups just wouldn't have reached the screen a few short years earlier. Sociology aside, it's a cracking piece of entertainment with a story that flies along, a great cast, and a superb central performance by June Ritchie.
Comment 19 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I came across this film by accident while searching Amazon for another DVD. I read the description and reviews and decided to buy it.
It's an excellent film. with a good story that's well acted by a great cast. It holds your interest from start to finish and contains great location shots that remind you of the famous retail chains that have vanished from our high streets long ago.
High quality reproduction throughout ,which can be enhanced even further when played on a Blu ray that upgrades DVD reproduction by adding greater depth and detail.
A great buy.
Comment 10 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This film has been on my wish list for so many years and now I am a very proud owner as I appear at the begining of the film with my sister and mother. We were all young of course as the film was made in the 1960s, but you can see us clearly, especially me, I am the little girl in white dress with a big comb whom June Ritchie walks past in the title credits, I walk up and down the street, so you can see my face and I seem to be doing a little dance.

As for the rest of the film that is also brilliant as it brings back memories of living around the Battersea and Clapham area in the 1960s, remembering streets, etc that has changed so much since then. It is also nice to share my mother's memories of the film being made as I was too young to remember, like Ian Hendry buying the children, including me and my sister, ice creams, Mike Pratt cadging cigarettes off the residents and me being cuddled by some of the stars.

Just brilliant!
.
2 Comments 24 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This was liked by me at the cinema all those years ago,and still is remembered fondly on this viewing.Ian Hendry is great as the street wide boy and June Ritchie portrays the downtrodden housewife he seduces brilliantly Another great Network film release and if you enjoy good 60s british films this is for you
Comment 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
If you like nostalgic old 60s movies with a storyline, good movie. Ian Hendry was box office in the early 60s and it is a shame he didn't really get the recognition deserved. Other good films of the time are 'The Servant', 'A kind of Loving', 'Live now pay later', 'Saturday Night and Sunday Morning', and 'The Lonliness of the long distance Runner', 'Billy Liar' and 'Otley' to name a few.
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
An also ran in the Kitchen Sink stakes. Good cast but lacks the strong, superior material of Sillitoe, Braine, Delaney and co.
It used to be grim up north. Here it is grim south of the river in Micham . I’m not suprised the genre quickly died out, after the initial novelty wore off, as it is so depressing and I wonder if it was ever genuinly popular, other than with critics and the Guardian set.
June Richie, Anette Andre and Francesca Annis are all good, but the latter, as the bad girl, overacts a bit before she is taught a harsh, moralistic lesson of know your place.
Ian Hendry, who lost out in the fame stakes to Michael Caine’s icy professionalism and an over fondness for the booze, is always watchable. See their grudge match in ‘Get Carter’ where the personal bleeds into the fictional and vice versa.
Mike Pratt as Richie’s despised, oafish husband and a very young John Hurt as a shy coffee bar worker.
Sidney Hayers went on to The Avengers, his true magnum opus for which he will always be remembered.
Rather sparse and not even very interesting exterior locations (one of the pleasures of these old films) around Battersea, I think, and a very brief excusion to the coast, Southend, I’m guessing.
The riverside setting for the illicit dates between Hendry and Richie reminded me very much of the meeting between Vivian Merchant’s, Lily, and Michael Caine in ‘Alfie’ and it’s interesting to compare the two films. Obviously ‘Alfie’ is far more assured and completely raises the game to a new level with Caine’s asides to camera. It isn’t that he was the first to do it, he undoubtedly wasn’t, but that it works so well and doesn’t break the spell . You have to have a tremendous amount of charm to pull off such unpleasant characters and keep the audience onside.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Pages with related products. See and discover other items: john hurt

Look for similar items by category