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  1. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Their Finest Hour - in Blu-ray

    Not certain where the moniker of the collection comes from, but Their Finest Hour includes five quality British WWII dramas, three of them starring the extraordinary John Mills. Which makes this a Mills Film Festival. All five look lovely, although as always, I have a few caveats. Probably...
  2. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Passport to Pimlico - in Blu-ray

    Yet another of the brilliant Ealing comedies, the 1949 Passport to Pimlico, reminds me in an odd way of a bit in Alfred Hitchcock's 1941 Mr. & Mrs. Smith, in which a happy couple, Carole Lombard and Robert Montgomery, are informed that via a technicality, their marriage never legally occurred...
  3. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Whisky Galore & The Maggie - in Blu-ray

    As I continue to delve into the Film Movement releases, something seems to become more clear, and a couple of different factors may come into play. First, a point must be made as to British films and how they've survived the years - which is not particularly well, regardless of the passion of...
  4. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Titfield Thunderbolt - in Blu-ray

    Unlike here in the Colonies, three-strip Technicolor was in relatively short supply in the UK in the early days, even though it is generally acknowledged that some of the finest three-strip work came from Technicolor London, via the Powell-Pressburger entity, The Archers. When one thinks of UK...
  5. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Three Ealing / Guinness Comedies - in Blu-ray

    Between 1949 and 1955, Alec Guinness starred in four extraordinary (satirical) comedies for Ealing in England. Three have now made their way to the Colonies on Blu-ray courtesy of Kino Lorber, and their Canal + arrangement. These are brilliant films. The first, Kind Hearts and Coronets...