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Re: Network DVD/BD - New Releases.

#61 Post by John Johnson » Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:57 pm

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Re: Network DVD/BD - New Releases.

#62 Post by John Johnson » Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:40 pm

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Long-awaited, long-overdue: The Professionals as you have never seen them before.

Bodie and Doyle need little by way of introduction, but if the series had at all escaped you since its debut in 1977 their boss George Cowley, head of CI5, couldn’t put it more succinctly than his opening gambit: "anarchy, acts of terror, crimes against the public. To combat it I’ve got special men – experts from the army, the police, from every service. These are The Professionals".

Featuring the perfect ensemble cast of Martin Shaw, Gordon Jackson (completely against type here) and the much-missed Lewis Collins, the series ran for 57 action-packed episodes and made an immediate impact on British and then international audiences which has sustained 35 years. But the series has never looked this good. Painstakingly restored from the camera-original negatives the series could have been made yesterday. No matter how many times you have seen The Professionals, this is a new experience, like seeing it for the first time.

FEATURES ON THIS NEW EDITION
[] Brand-new, High Definition restorations of all 18 episodes in series four and five from the camera-original negatives
[] Brand-new 5.1 tracks from original sound elements
[] Remastered original as-broadcast mono tracks
[] Remastered music-only tracks featuring Laurie Johnson’s original scores
[] HD photo galleries featuring hundreds of rare and previously unseen images
[] Exclusive book of programme notes authored by TV historian Andrew Pixley, which documents the complete production history for the 18 episodes in series four and five
[] All episodes are presented in their original production order
[] PDF material featuring scripts and memorabilia
[] English HOH subtitles

http://networkonair.com/shop/2332-profe ... 05848.html
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Re: Network DVD/BD - New Releases.

#63 Post by John Johnson » Wed Apr 20, 2016 2:28 pm

British label Network Releasing will bring to Blu-ray dierctor John Mackenzie's film Made (1972), starring Carol White, Roy Harper, John Castle, Margery Mason, and Sam Dastor. The release will be available for purchase on August 8.

Synopsis: This compelling emotional drama stars Carol White as a young single mother who finds herself caught between two people – a local priest and a folk singer – each of whom wants to convert her to his own worldview. An elegy to a younger generation looking for something to believe in, Made co-stars hugely influential folk-rock musician Roy Harper in his screen debut.

Produced by Joseph Janni – who previously made the astonishingly successful Poor Cow with White – directed by The Long Good Friday's John Mackenzie and featuring four new songs specially composed by Harper, this much sought after film is featured here in a brand-new High Definition transfer from the original film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.

Special Features:
Image Gallery
Original Pressbook PDFs
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All Night Long

Patrick McGoohan and Richard Attenborough star in this powerful psychological drama which deftly re-interprets Shakespeare's Othello via the beating, syncopated heart of East London's early-sixties jazz scene. Directed by Basil Dearden, All Night Long features outstanding performances from jazz legends Charlie Mingus, Dave Brubeck, Johnny Dankworth and Tubby Hayes. It is presented here in a brand-new High Definition transfer from original film elements in its original, as-exhibited aspect ratio.

Wealthy music promoter Rod Hamilton throws an anniversary party for a famous jazzman, Aurelius Rex, and his wife and musical partner, Delia. Music and goodwill flow freely until the arrival of an ambitious musical rival, Johnny Cousin, who – intent on poaching Delia to join his own band – plans to destroy the couple's relationship over the course of a single night...

Special Features:
Original theatrical trailer
Image gallery
Commemorative booklet
STREET DATE: JULY 4.

Blue Money

Rocky Horror Show icon Tim Curry stars as a loveable aspiring actor/singer who finds himself tangling with gangsters in this witty and hugely entertaining television film from noted playwright Stewart Parker. Featuring a memorably charismatic turn from Billy Connolly as a demented Scotsman, Blue Money also stars Frances Tomelty, Dermot Crowley and Widows star Debby Bishop. It is featured here in a brand-new High Definition transfer from the original film elements, in its as-transmitted aspect ratio.

Vocal impressionist Larry Gormley barely makes ends meet as a mini-cab driver while waiting for his big break. When a dubious regular fare leaves a briefcase full of hot money in the back of his cab, Larry soon finds himself on the run from the Mob, the police, and Des – a psychopathic Glaswegian hitch-hiker!

STREET DATE: SEPTEMBER 19.

The Importance of Being Earnest

Award-winning director Anthony Asquith's sumptuous adaptation of Oscar Wilde's famous comedy assembles one of the greatest casts ever seen in a British film and still remains the definitive screen adaptation – earning a Golden Lion nomination at the Venice Film Festival and a BAFTA nomination for newcomer Dorothy Tutin. Featured here in a new High Definition transfer from original film elements, this classic of British cinema has never looked better.

Two eligible bachelors, Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff, are in love. Jack's unworthy habit of representing himself as his imaginary brother Ernest, however, and Algernon's adoption of an equally fictitious name and reputation to simplify his courtship has led each girl to believe she is engaged to the non-existent Ernest! As both men try desperately to maintain their respective deceptions, neither had bargained on the interference of the fearsome Lady Bracknell!

Special Features:
Original theatrical trailer
A Profile of The Importance of Being Earnest featurette
Extensive image galleries
Promotional material PDFs
Booklet
STREET DATE: SEPTEMBER 5.

Terrahawks: The Complete First Series

Gerry Anderson, the hugely influential creator of Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet, made a spectacular return to puppet animation in the early 1980s with an exciting new series co-created with Christopher Burr. Thrilling yet another generation of children (and adults!), Terrahawks introduced a new elite force to defend 21st century Earth against a host of alien invaders.

Led by the heroic Tiger Ninestein, the Terrahawks crew consists of Captain Mary Falconer, his acting second-in-command; fighter-pilot and former pop star Kate Kestrel; the poetically inclined Lieutenant Hiro; and Lt. Hawkeye – the gunner with computer-enhanced vision. Assisted by a legion of charismatic spherical robots known as the Zeroids, they battle a cabal of evil adversaries – none more terrifying than android crone Zelda, the would-be conqueror of all "Earth-Scum"!

The first thirteen episodes of Terrahawks are presented here for the first time in High Definition, restored from the best available materials. Special features have not yet been detailed.

STREET DATE: JUNE 20.

DVD ONLY TITLES

Kidnapped

Based on the novels by Robert Louis Stevenson and directed by Oscar-winning Delbert Mann, this epic, star-studded adventure sees Michael Caine in the role of a Jacobite rebel who befriends an orphan fleeing a life of slavery. A strong drama with a moving score from Roy Budd (and end theme sung by folk legend Mary Hopkin), Kidnapped co-stars Jack Hawkins, Donald Pleasance, Trevor Howard and Gordon Jackson, and is featured here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.

1746: as defeated Jacobite rebels flee Government forces in the aftermath of the Battle at Culloden, eighteen-year-old orphan David Balfour's attempts to claim his inheritance results in his incarceration on a slaver ship, heading for the West Indies. Luckily for David, the ship's captain runs afoul of Alan Breck, and both Breck and David make their bloody escape…

Special Features:
Original theatrical trailer
Production featurette
Archive Michael Caine interviews
Image gallery
Promotional material PDF
STREET DATE: AUGUST 22.

Poison Pen

Adapting a play by award-winning novelist and screenwriter Richard Llewellyn – best known for his classic work How Green Was My Valley – this powerful, highly acclaimed early-thirties drama explores the darker side of a seemingly idyllic English hamlet. Featuring an outstanding cast, including British screen legends Robert Newton and Flora Robson, Poison Pen is featured in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited aspect ratio.

The placid, harmonious life of a quiet village becomes a hotbed of paranoia and hatred as anonymous letters accusing the villagers of moral and sexual misdemeanours begin to circulate. As speculation and malicious gossip spread, suspicions begin to centre on Connie Fateley, a shy, solitary seamstress; it is only a matter of time before events take a tragic turn...

Special Features:
Image gallery
Original script PDF
STREET DATE: SEPTEMBER 19.

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Re: Network DVD/BD - New Releases.

#64 Post by John Johnson » Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:54 pm

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This groundbreaking ATV children's drama memorably blends hard science and fantasy in its tale of two teenagers who discover the existence of a 'time barrier' enabling them to travel to different periods and locations – from World War Two to chilling visions of the future.

Devised by Ruth Boswell – who would go on to produce both The Tomorrow People and Shadows – Timeslip was unabashedly intelligent and often prescient in its theme of the use and abuse of science. Well remembered to this day as a benchmark of 1970s telefantasy, this set contains all 26 episodes alongside a wealth of special features.

Three children have vanished from the tiny Midlands village of St Oswald. First to disappear is local girl Sarah, then Simon Randall and Liz Skinner, who are on holiday with Liz's parents. Only Commander Traynor, an apparent stranger to the area, can offer some idea of where they are – and that idea is so incredible and horrifying that the Skinners cannot believe it...

SPECIAL FEATURES:
[] Behind the Barrier : feature-length documentary
[] Beyond the Barrier : mini-episode
[] Exclusive book on the making of the series by television historian Andrew Pixley
[] Back to the Barrier : the cast return to the series location
[] 2007 Convention footage
[] PDF archive featuring scripts and production paperwork
[] Image gallery
[] Disc text features – including an overview of Timeslip comic strip artist Mike Noble

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Re: Network DVD/BD - New Releases.

#65 Post by John Johnson » Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:01 pm

It might be worth comparing the prices to Amazon UK, the Network shipping prices tend to be quite high.



We’re bringing the sunshine in the form of a huge 50% summer sale.

Seeing as we’ve only had half a summer so far, we thought we’d compensate for the other half by offering all Network titles* at – you guessed it – half price. So, get up off that garden chair, pack away the sun cream and make your way inside to enjoy the very best of what we have to offer. Whether you’re after a classic British film, a thrilling drama, or some of the finest British comedy of all time, you’ll find it here – at half price – for one week only. We should also mention, some of the titles in our catalogue might not be around for much longer due to the arrival of new titles…

Happy summer, everyone.

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Re: Network DVD/BD - New Releases.

#66 Post by John Johnson » Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:33 am

John Johnson wrote:FINALLY!

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Long-awaited, long-overdue: The Professionals as you have never seen them before.

Bodie and Doyle need little by way of introduction, but if the series had at all escaped you since its debut in 1977 their boss George Cowley, head of CI5, couldn’t put it more succinctly than his opening gambit: "anarchy, acts of terror, crimes against the public. To combat it I’ve got special men – experts from the army, the police, from every service. These are The Professionals".

Featuring the perfect ensemble cast of Martin Shaw, Gordon Jackson (completely against type here) and the much-missed Lewis Collins, the series ran for 57 action-packed episodes and made an immediate impact on British and then international audiences which has sustained 35 years. But the series has never looked this good. Painstakingly restored from the camera-original negatives the series could have been made yesterday. No matter how many times you have seen The Professionals, this is a new experience, like seeing it for the first time.

FEATURES ON THIS NEW EDITION
[] Brand-new, High Definition restorations of all 18 episodes in series four and five from the camera-original negatives
[] Brand-new 5.1 tracks from original sound elements
[] Remastered original as-broadcast mono tracks
[] Remastered music-only tracks featuring Laurie Johnson’s original scores
[] HD photo galleries featuring hundreds of rare and previously unseen images
[] Exclusive book of programme notes authored by TV historian Andrew Pixley, which documents the complete production history for the 18 episodes in series four and five
[] All episodes are presented in their original production order
[] PDF material featuring scripts and memorabilia
[] English HOH subtitles

http://networkonair.com/shop/2332-profe ... 05848.html
Now reduced to £15.99. Good price for the final series and it's region free.

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Re: Network DVD/BD - New Releases.

#67 Post by John Johnson » Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:38 pm



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Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) is on its way to blu-ray… which should come as welcome news for fans of the series. Remastering from original film elements is already well under way, and as to the results… well, you’ve already had a taster in the form of the trailer we released last week. It’s coming sooner than you think. Read on…

A Sentimental Journey…

Of all the ITC action-adventure series of the 1960s and early ’70s, Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) remains one of the most fondly remembered, even after nearly fifty years. Mike Pratt and Kenneth Cope took the title roles of the downbeat detective and his paranormal partner respectively, with Cope donning an all-white suit and boots in his ghostly guise. All white? Well, that’s what we all thought. One thing that the remastering process has revealed is that Marty’s suit wasn’t quite as white as we imagined. In fact, it was decidedly off-white when seen against his brilliant white shirt…

My Late, Lamented Opening Titles…

‘It’s all right, Jeff: Jeannie can’t see or hear me. Nobody can. Only you, Jeff, only you!’ This narration from the ghostly Hopkirk was all any viewer needed to jump straight into the world of Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased). No matter if you missed the pilot episode – the opening credits told the backstory every week of the original transmission. On later broadcasts, however, the titles were different – and a mystery was born beyond even the investigative powers of Marty Hopkirk! It’s a bit complicated to explain here, but all will be revealed further down the line. For the moment, let it suffice to say that the original titles from the first UK broadcasts have been restored for this new blu-ray edition.

When Can you Expect to Start Seeing Things?

The complete series of Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) will be released on blu-ray next October… but you can get your hands on the first four episodes from January 9th, with a second volume following shortly afterwards, and the remainder to come between now and the end of April next year.

It means that instead of completing all the remastering work and then releasing the set, we’ll be releasing episodes just as soon as they are ready. Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) will be offered in six individual volumes at £10 per volume. Buy all six and you’ll receive an exclusive free slipcase to house them all (a Networkonair exclusive).

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Re: Network DVD/BD - New Releases.

#68 Post by John Johnson » Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:23 pm

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One of ITC's best-loved series, Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) takes the standard "private eye" formula and turns it on its head by making one of the partners a ghost!

Starring Mike Pratt as the earthy, rugged Jeff Randall and Kenneth Cope as his late partner Marty Hopkirk, the glamour is supplied by Annette Andre as Marty's wife Jean. Newly remastered in HD from the original 35mm film elements for this Blu-ray edition, Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) has been given a new lease of (after) life!

On this disc:

YOU CAN ALWAYS FIND A FALL GUY
You don't expect a nun to double-cross you – unless she turns out to be something quite different...

WHO KILLED **** ROBIN?
Birds can be killed – not murdered. But the attempted killing of birds leads to human murders when an eccentric bird-lover leaves a very strange will.

THE SMILE BEHIND THE VEIL
Only a ghost would notice the smile behind the veil of a funeral mourner – and when Hopkirk does so, it reveals a strange murder mystery.

IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE THICKER THAN WATER
Randall is employed to deliver an envelope to an escaped convict without realising that it contains an invitation to death...


PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING NOTES BEFORE YOU PLACE YOUR ORDER

• This is a PRE-BUY for Randall and Hopkirk: Deceased Volume 2 of 6 Blu-ray and is only available while stocks last.

• As this is a PRE-BUY PAYMENT WILL BE TAKEN IMMEDIATELY but the item(s) will not be despatched until 23 January 2017.

• The PRE-BUY price for the Blu-ray is £10.00 (including VAT).

• When you complete your PRE-BUY you will be able to review your order in your account's order history.

• When purchasing pre-buy and non pre-buy items together, the latter will be dispatched first.

• We are expecting heavy site activity when ordering goes live – if you cannot connect to the website then please try again later.

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Re: Network DVD/BD - New Releases.

#69 Post by John Johnson » Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:27 pm

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One of ITC's best-loved series, Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) takes the standard "private eye" formula and turns it on its head by making one of the partners a ghost!

Starring Mike Pratt as the earthy, rugged Jeff Randall and Kenneth Cope as his late partner Marty Hopkirk, the glamour is supplied by Annette Andre as Marty's wife Jean. Newly remastered in HD from the original 35mm film elements for this Blu-ray edition, Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) has been given a new lease of (after) life!

On this disc:

The Trouble with Women
It can be useful to have a ghost help you when you're playing cards...

Whoever Heard of a Ghost Dying?
The partnership is threatened when a clairvoyant tries to exorcise Hopkirk.

That's How Murder Snowballs
Music hall, mind-reading and murder are the ingredients of a murder mystery.

All Work and No Pay
Jean Hopkirk's late husband seems to be trying to contact her...


PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING NOTES BEFORE YOU PLACE YOUR ORDER

• This is a PRE-BUY for Randall and Hopkirk: Deceased Volume 3 of 6 Blu-ray and is only available while stocks last.

• As this is a PRE-BUY PAYMENT WILL BE TAKEN IMMEDIATELY but the item(s) will not be despatched until 13 February 2017.

• The PRE-BUY price for the Blu-ray is £10.00 (including VAT).

• When you complete your PRE-BUY you will be able to review your order in your account's order history.

• When purchasing pre-buy and non pre-buy items together, the latter will be dispatched first.

• We are expecting heavy site activity when ordering goes live – if you cannot connect to the website then please try again later.

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Re: Network DVD/BD - New Releases.

#70 Post by John Johnson » Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:19 pm

Hot on the heels of Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased), another ITC classic has been announced for Blu-ray release. 2017 looks to be a great year for Network.

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Handling cases that are too baffling to be solved by normal police routine is all in a day's work for Department S - a shadowy Interpol department that specialises in the inexplicable and the illogical!

This cult ITC series stars Peter Wyngarde as flamboyant, dandified novelist Jason King – who uses his overactive imagination and droll wit to help solve the most difficult of cases – Joel Fabiani as no-nonsense "action man" Stewart Sullivan and Rosemary Nicols as gorgeous computer expert Annabelle Hurst. Newly remastered in HD from the original 35mm film elements for this Blu-ray edition, Department S has never looked better!

On this disc:

The Man in the Elegant Room
A beautiful room, complete in every detail, erected inside a disused factory. Its contents: a dead girl and a gibbering, demented young man.

The Pied Piper of Hambledown
What is the secret of a ghost village? All the inhabitants, it seems, have been kidnapped - all except one...

A Cellar Full of Silence
Four bodies, all in fancy dress, are found in the cellar of an empty house.

The Trojan Tanker
A dangerous road lies ahead when the highly inflammable material inside a crashed tanker turns out to be not petrol, but a beautiful blonde!

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING NOTES BEFORE YOU PLACE YOUR ORDER

• This is a PRE-BUY for Department S: Volume 1 out of six Blu-ray and is only available while stocks last.

• As this is a PRE-BUY PAYMENT WILL BE TAKEN IMMEDIATELY but the item(s) will not be despatched until 27th February 2017 (at the latest).

• The PRE-BUY price for the Blu-ray is £10.00 (including VAT).

• When you complete your PRE-BUY you will be able to review your order in your account's order history.

•• This Blu-ray is Region B so please ensure that your player is able to play Region B discs before purchasing.

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#71 Post by John Johnson » Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:29 pm

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The second of the ITC series produced by Monty Berman and Dennis Spooner, Department S was in some respects a revamp of the format they had successfully developed for their preceding series The Champions: three investigators, two male and one female, based in a European capital, probing a variety of mysteries, and reporting to a departmental head in overall control of operations. But whereas the Nemesis agents of The Champions had the benefit of super powers to assist them in their missions, the personnel of Department S would have to rely on their own individual brilliance coupled with an analytical approach to problem-solving: and their missions would all begin with a seemingly insoluble mystery.

The series was sold to Lew Grade of ITC on the cost-saving innovation of being a joint production alongside Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased). Shooting on Department S commenced on 30 April, 1968, while its companion series entered production a month later.

In creating the Department S format, Dennis Spooner toyed with an idea from World War II: Winston Churchill had reputedly employed a team of authors, headed up by satanic specialist Dennis Wheatley, to dream up imaginative ideas for combatting the Nazis. This in turn gave Spooner the idea of a successful writer solving bizarre mysteries in the mould of Sherlock Holmes, and thus was born the character Robert Cullingford, initially envisaged as a tweedy Oxford don.



The part was conceived with an actor like Kenneth More in mind, but Cyril Frankel, creative consultant on the series, suggested Peter Wyngarde for the role. Wyngarde, in turn, took the decision to modernise Spooner’s creation, re-imagining Cullingford as a flamboyant, womanising man of the moment, never far from a convenient bottle of champagne, and always immaculately attired in tailor-made suits. The name Robert Cullingford, with its suggestion of dusty academia, was ditched in favour of the considerably hipper Jason King. The result was a character whose time had most definitely come.

Following the casting formula of The Champions, King was placed alongside an American agent in the shape of Stewart Sullivan (Joel Fabiani) and a female operative, computer specialist Annabelle Hurst (Rosemary Nicols). Wyngarde aside, perhaps the most innovative casting decision was the inclusion of Gambian actor Dennis Alaba Peters as Department S chief Sir Curtis Seretse, reflecting a move away from stereotypical portrayals of Afro-Caribbean characters in film and television.

The original idea was to have Jason King on hand in a consultancy capacity, offering suggestions to the two Department S operatives, and the first episodes in production all adhered to this template, with the character often absent for large chunks of the narrative. However, it quickly became clear that the strutting, peacock-like King, with his imperious manner and suave way with the ladies was a strong enough lead to have carried the stories single-handedly. Jason King quickly became the focus for most of the action and went on to enjoy his own spin-off series, to say nothing of making a household name out of Peter Wyngarde.

While The Champions had operated on a global stage, the action in Department S was largely confined to Europe, and most frequently, England (despite the operatives working out of Interpol’s offices in Paris). This creative decision worked to the series’ advantage, requiring fewer of the unconvincing sound stages that had been necessary in The Champions to depict jungles and other exotic locales, and offering greater scope for location work. Some episodes, in fact, relied rather too heavily on location shooting, with several overrunning their production schedules quite significantly. Even so, work on the series was completed in June 1969, with episodes having been on air since January of the same year, a full nine months ahead of its production partner, Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased).

Department S has never quite enjoyed the same popular appeal as some of its contemporaries. In media retrospectives, Jason King has always eclipsed his original series, and Department S has continually been passed over during revivals of material from the same era: it was absent from the ITV repeat runs of the mid ’80s, and missing again during BBC2’s 1990s ITC reruns. Its first full repeat run in some twenty years was on the long-defunct satellite channel Bravo during the mid ’90s, and barring a solitary episode shown during a themed BBC2 evening of 1960s television, Department S has gone unseen on terrestrial television for forty years.

However you remember it, it won’t have been in High Definition, and its has certainly never looked as good as it does in our new, remastered Blu-ray edition. Now is the time to properly appreciate the exploits of the Department S operatives in never-before-seen quality. Roll up those cuffs and crack open the champagne… Jason King and co are back!

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Re: Network DVD/BD - New Releases.

#72 Post by John Johnson » Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:32 pm

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British label Network Releasing has revealed that it is planning to release on Blu-ray David Wickes' Jack the Ripper (1988), starring Michael Caine, Armand Assante, Ray McAnally, Lewis Collins, and Jane Seymour. The two-disc set will be available for purchase on February 27.

Synopsis: Michael Caine heads a star-studded cast in this acclaimed dramatisation of the hunt for the notorious serial killer who preyed on the prostitutes of London's East End.

Made for the 1988 centenary of these infamous murders, the production team were granted unprecedented access to Home Office files on the Ripper case the resulting two-part miniseries winning Caine a Golden Globe award for his portrayal of the dogged Scotland Yard detective Frederick Abberline. Jack the Ripper is presented here as a brand new high-definition restoration from original film materials, in its original aspect ratio.

In the autumn of 1888, Chief Inspector Abberline is sent to investigate the murder and mutilation of a prostitute. Others soon meet the same fate, and a press frenzy ensues. With "Jack the Ripper" terrorising London and both police and outraged public clamouring for a conclusion, Abberline and his partner, Godley, work doggedly through their list of suspects more than one of whom has royal connections.

Special Features:
NEW Restoration From Original Film Elements
NEW Audio 5.1 mix
Image Gallery
And More...

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=20630
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Re: Network DVD/BD - New Releases.

#73 Post by John Johnson » Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:36 am

British label Network Releasing will bring to Blu-ray director Cy Endfield's action thriller Hell Drivers (1957), starring Stanley Baker, Herbert Lom, Peggy Cummins, Patrick McGoohan, and William Hartnell. The release will be available for purchase on February 20.

Synopsis: This tremendous hard-boiled action thriller from Zulu director Cy Endfield features memorable performances from both Stanley Baker and Patrick McGoohan as rival drivers for a ruthless road-haulage company. An outstanding cast includes Herbert Lom, Peggy Cummins, William Hartnell, Sid James, Gordon Jackson and Wilfrid Lawson, with early appearances from Sean Connery and David McCallum. Hell Drivers is featured here in a stunning new high-definition transfer from the original film elements, in its original aspect ratio.

When ex-con Tom Yately signs up as a driver for Hawlett's, he uncovers shady dealings between the manager and the viciously ambitious head driver the drivers are paid per trip, with a bonus system encouraging them to drive at reckless speeds and take dangerous risks. The stakes are raised when a fatal accident claims the life of Tom's only workplace ally, and he vows to take revenge.

Special Features:
Audio Commentary with Sound Assistant Harry Fairbairn and journalist Andrew Robertson
Theatrical Trailer (HD)
Look In On Hell Drivers
The Stanley Baker Story
Full Screen Ahead (HD)
Galleries (HD) and PDFs
Danger Man with Patrick McGoohan: Loyalty Always Pays
Stanley Baker archive interview (1960s)
Who Killed Lamb? with Stanley Baker
Stanley Baker plaque news footage
Return to the Rhondda documentary
Booklet

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=20638
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Re: Network DVD/BD - New Releases.

#74 Post by AndyDursin » Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:39 am

Is the aspect ratio 1.33 on Jack the Ripper? Always liked that mini series...

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#75 Post by John Johnson » Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:31 pm

AndyDursin wrote:Is the aspect ratio 1.33 on Jack the Ripper? Always liked that mini series...
I'm not sure, but here's the listing on Network's site.

Catalogue Number : FHED2103
Classification 15
Number of Discs 1
Picture 1.78:1 / Colour
Sound Mono / English
Subtitles None
Region 190 mins

http://networkonair.com/shop/2503-jack- ... 11435.html
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