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#1 of 26 WaveCrest

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Posted April 16 2011 - 05:16 AM

Has anyone here heard of a UK DVD label called Renown Pictures? They release British films/movies. The link to the website is below:



Renown Pictures website



Their latest title, released this Monday, is Assignment Redhead (1956) which stars Richard Denning (who would go on to play the Governor of Hawaii in the original Hawaii Five-O tv series).



#2 of 26 Thomas T

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Posted April 16 2011 - 09:08 AM

Yes, I've heard of them. In fact, I have one of their DVDs in my collection SOS PACIFIC (1959) with Richard Attenborough and Pier Angeli.



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Posted April 16 2011 - 09:14 PM

Yes, they specialize in small British B productions. Their transfers are of variable quality but I've yet to see anything really awful from them, and some are very good. There's a review of one of their recent releases, The Challenge, here.


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Posted May 12 2011 - 10:26 AM

The BBFC this week passed a new Renown title, a 1957 film starring Christopher Lee called The Traitor. It has a release date of Monday 27th June, 2011 (source: Play.com).



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Posted May 13 2011 - 06:09 AM

They have access to the Butchers film library in the UK and have been cranking out a couple or so releases a month, all of good-to-excellent quality.



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Posted May 26 2011 - 03:56 AM

A couple of Renown titles which sound good are Blind Spot (1958) (released two weeks ago. See it's Amazon UK listing page) and That Woman Opposite (1957).



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Posted May 29 2011 - 02:58 PM

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Posted June 22 2011 - 10:48 AM

Upcoming Renown titles (source of release dates: Play.com):



June:



The Traitor (aka The Accused) (1957) - next Monday, 27th June



July:



Danny Boy (1941) - Monday 25th July



August:



The Case of Charles Peace (1949) - Monday 22nd August

Piccadilly Third Stop (1960) - Monday 22nd August.



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Posted August 15 2011 - 10:09 AM

Upcoming Renown titles (source of release dates: Amazon UK):



September:



The Gentle Trap (1960) and The Hangman Waits (1947) - Monday 26th September

Impact (1963) and Serena (1962) - Monday 26th September

She Knows Y'Know (1962) - Monday 26th September.



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Posted September 03 2011 - 05:01 AM

Couple of forthcoming Renown DVD titles (source: Amazon UK):



I Lived With You (1933) - Monday 28th November

Night Caller (In Colour) (1965) - Monday 31st October.



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Posted September 13 2011 - 10:04 AM

Some forthcoming Renown DVD titles (source: Amazon UK):



The Black Rider (1954) / Glad Tidings (1953) - Monday 31st October

Dusty Ermine (1936) - Monday 28th November

Variety Jubilee (1943) - Monday 28th November

When You Come Home (1948) (inc. bonus short feature Randle and All That) - Monday 31st October.



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Posted September 20 2011 - 11:01 AM

The BBFC added a new listing to their website today for a film called Faces in the Dark (1960), starring John Ireland. The UK release date given on the listing page is Monday 3rd October.


EDIT: The release has been pushed back to Monday 28th November.



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Posted September 21 2011 - 10:33 AM

Another Renown title passed by the BBFC today, The Night We Dropped a Clanger (1961), starring Brian Rix, Cecil Parker, future Doctor Who (at the time) William Hartnell and Leslie Phillips. Release date given on the listing page is Monday 3rd October.



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Posted December 08 2011 - 12:19 PM

Some Renown DVD titles coming being released early next year (source: Play.com)



The Shakedown (1960) - Monday 30th January, 2012

The Story of Shirley Yorke (1950) - Monday 30th January, 2012.



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Posted January 21 2012 - 06:37 AM

Forthcoming Renown DVD titles (source: Play.com):



The Broken Horseshoe (1953) - Monday 27th February

Wall of Death (aka There is Another Sun) (1951) - Monday 27th February.



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Posted April 03 2012 - 10:26 AM

Forthcoming Renown DVD titles (source: Play.com):



The Balloon Goes Up (1942) / Up With the Lark (1943) - Monday 30th April

Out of the Fog (1962) / Radio Cab Murder (1954) - Monday 30th April.



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Posted April 17 2012 - 10:58 AM

Forthcoming Renown DVD titles (source: Play.com):



Cuckoo Patrol (1967) - Monday 21st May

Hindle Wakes (1952) - Monday 21st May

Scarlet Thread (1951) - Monday 21st May.



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Posted April 26 2012 - 10:01 AM

Not sure if these titles have been released before separately by Renown, but two new listings have been added to the Renown DVD section on Amazon UK, both double features:



The Last Journey (1936) / Return of a Stranger (1937)

Say It with Flowers (1934) / Song of the Road (1936).


Both double features had a release date of Monday 26th March (source: Amazon UK).



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Posted April 29 2012 - 07:00 AM

VCI has released some of the Renown titles in the past - I'm wondering if they will do any more. There are several titles in their catalogue that I would like and thought I can play all-regionond on s separate player, the NTSC versions are more convenient.

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Posted May 02 2012 - 08:52 AM

Forthcoming Renown DVD titles (source: Play.com):



The Golden Disc (1958) - Monday 18th June

Talking Feet (1937) - Monday 18th June.






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