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More details on Network's 'The British Film' August releases

15 July 2014

Network have provided the final details of a number of their August DVD and Blu-ray releases under their 'The British Film' collection. And they are...

Black Limelight (1939) – DVD

The house stood full in the ugly glare of publicity, a police cordon round it and morbidly curious crowds at the gates. Inside, Mary Charrington waited in horror and bewilderment for the next act in the tragedy. Her husband Peter was wanted for murder; the murder of a girl at a seaside bungalow. Could her husband really be the killer the press have labeled the ‘Moon Maniac’?

This gripping, atmospheric crime thriller from Austrian-born director Paul Stein stars Oscar-nominee Raymond Massey (Things To Come, East Of Eden) as a man at the centre of a multiple murder investigation – a case that sparks sensationalist press frenzy when it becomes clear that the killer only strikes when there is a full moon. Black Limelight (also known as Footsteps in the Sand) will be released by Network Distributing on DVD on 4th August 2014 at the RRP £9.99.

Black Limelight and is presented in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.

The extra features are:

  • Image gallery
  • Promotional material PDF
  • Instant play facility

For Better, For Worse (1954) – DVD

When impoverished young graduate Tony Howard proposes to Anne Purves in the cinema, he is readily accepted. Her father listens patiently to Tony when he asks for his daughter's hand, but receiving far from satisfactory answers to the usual father-in-law questions, he agrees to the marriage only on the condition that Tony finds both a job and a flat.

Boasting some of post-war Britain’s most accomplished screen stars, this romantic comedy charts the tribulations of a materially challenged but deeply loving young couple. Starring Dirk Bogarde, Cecil Parker and Dennis Price, For Better, For Worse (aka Cocktails in the Kitchen) is co-scripted and directed by Oscar-nominated Jack Lee-Thompson, and received two BAFTA nominations in 1954. It will be released by Network Distributing on DVD 4th August 2014 at the RRP of £9.99.

Extra features are:

  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery
  • Promotional material PDF
  • Instant play facility

Capricorn One (1977) – Blu-ray

Minutes before the launch of their mission, the Capricorn One crew are told to exit their capsule and are secretly taken to an abandoned desert hangar. For the sake of the nation’s morale and the future of NASA funding, they are coerced into taking part in an elaborate charade but when the captive astronauts learn their capsule burned up on re-entry and the world believes them dead, they know their very existence now poses a threat to national security. The three men escape, hoping that one of them will live to expose the sensational cover-up.

Elliot Gould, James Brolin, Sam Waterston, Brenda Vaccaro, O.J. Simpson and Telly Savalas star in this classic sci-fi conspiracy thriller, featured here in a brand-new High Definition transfer from original film elements. Capricorn One (PG) will be released on Blu-ray courtesy of Network Distributing on 4th August 2014 at the RRP of £14.99.

Special features are:

  • Original theatrical trailer
  • What If…? The Making Of Capricorn One
  • On Set With Capricorn One: Desert Filming
  • Image gallery
  • Instant play facility

Honky Tonk Freeway (1981) – DVD

It’s vacation time, and carloads of Americans are making their way to Florida in relentless pursuit of a good time; among the travellers are an aspiring children’s author, a couple of bank-robbers, an elderly lady with a drink problem and two nuns. They little realise they’re about to be caught up in a small-time mayor's madcap scheme to turn his neglected town into a tourist trap!

Directed by Oscar winner John Schlesinger (Midnight Cowboy, Marathon Man) and starring William Devane, Beau Bridges, Beverly D’Angelo, Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy, Honky Tonk Freeway has divided critical opinion like few other films since its initial release in 1981. First made famous for being one of the biggest box-office flops in history, it is now widely recognised as an affectionate, exuberant satire on America’s undying love affair with all things on wheels. This roadside farce is wildly good-natured and outrageously entertaining. It is available on DVD from 11th August 2014 at the RRP of £9.99.

Extra features are:

  • Original theatrical teaser and trailer
  • Image gallery
  • Original promotional material PDF

The Gang's All Here (1939)

John Forrest is anticipating a quiet retirement spent penning detective fiction when he learns that a priceless collection of jewels belonging to a foreign potentate, Prince Homouska, has just vanished from the safekeeping of the Stamford Assurance Company. Aided by his butler, his Cockney assistant and his (initially) unwilling wife, Forrest sets out on the trail of the thieves and lands himself and his associates in a series of thrilling and often amusing adventures.

In one of his most popular film roles, multi-talented Scottish star Jack Buchanan (The Band Wagon) plays a retired insurance investigator brought back into action by an audacious heist. The Gang’s All Here is released by Network Distributing on DVD on 11th August 2014 at the RRP £9.99.

A sequel to Buchanan’s earlier hit Smash and Grab, The Gang’s All Here (aka The Amazing Mr Forrest) is a blend of exciting crime drama and brilliant comedy, presented here in a brand new transfer from the original film elements.

Special features will be:

  • Image gallery
  • Promotional material PDFs
  • Instant play facility