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The Ladykillers (4K UHD/2D Blu-ray/CD Collector's Edition Set) [UK]

 

Release Date: November 9th, 2020
Price: £40.00

Purchase Link: Amazon UK, ZAVVI

 

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StudioCanal will celebrate the 65th anniversary of Alexander Mackendrick's classic comedy The Ladykillers (1955) with brand new 4K Blu-ray and Blu-ray releases of the film, which will be available for purchase on November 9th. 

 

A 4K RESTORATION of the film will open in select theaters across the United Kingdom on October 23rd. 

 

Official description: The Ladykillers follows the hilarious capers of a group of small-time crooks, taking on more they can handle in the form of their sweet, but slightly dotty, elderly landlady Mrs Wilberforce (BAFTA Award-winning actress Katie Johnson; How To Murder A Rich Uncle). This group of seedy misfits are planning a security van robbery and rent a room from Mrs Wilberforce in her rickety Victorian house next to King's Cross station from which to base their operation. To conceal their true purpose, they pose as a string quartet, though they cannot play a note and are in fact miming to a recording of Boccherini's Minuet. The gang pull off the robbery but none of them could have predicted that their greatest obstacle to escaping with the loot would be their tiny hostess. 

 

The Ladykillers features an all-star line-up of the finest comedy actors of the era: Alec Guinness (Kind Hearts and Coronets, The Lavender Hill Mob) plays the gang's mastermind 'Professor Marcus'; Cecil Parker (A French Mistress) is Claude otherwise known as 'Major Courtney'; Peter Sellers (I'm Alright Jack) is Harry aka 'Mr Robinson'; Herbert Lom (The Pink Panther) is Louis aka 'Mr Harvey' and Danny Green (A Kid For Two Farthings) plays One Round also known as 'Mr Lawson'. Jack Warner, Frankie Howerd and Kenneth Connor also appear in supporting roles.

 

Special Features and Technical Specs:

 

  • 4K RESTORATION OF THE FILM WITH COLOR GRADING BY TECHNICOLOR
  • FILM PRESENTATIONS IN 1.37 AND 1.66 ASPECT RATIOS
  • NEW Investigating the Ladykillers featurette
  • NEW Color in The Ladykillers: an interview with Professor Keith Johnston
  • Peter Sellers spoof trailer from the set of The Ladykillers
  • Audio commentary with author and film scholar Philip Kemp
  • King's Cross Locations featurette with Alan Dein
  • Audio Interview with Assistant Director Tom Pevsner
  • Audio Interview with Unit Production Manager David Peers
  • Trailer
  • Lobby cards Gallery
  • Behind the Scenes Stills Gallery
  • CD DISC: Original soundtrack for the film
  • Six pop-art artcards of the gang and Mrs Wilberforce
  • Booklet - 64 page illustrated booklet with new essays and technical credits
  • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, hal56 said:

I hope Kind Hearts & Coronets follows soon...

These two have always been a nice double feature for me.

The recent restored release isnt bad but HDR if applied corretly really works  wonders with B/W Movies

 

Agreed. I'd love to see more comedies from that era get the 4K HDR treatment.

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vor 1 Minute schrieb Fortis93:

 

Agreed. I'd love to see more comedies from that era get the 4K HDR treatment.

If Criterion would live up to their name again, this wish could be easily fullfilled when looking at their catalogue...

Thank god for Arrow and Studiocanal at the moment.

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6 minutes ago, hal56 said:

Thank god for Arrow and Studiocanal at the moment.

 

I'd really love to see Arsenic & Old Lace (arguably my favourite comedy of all time) in 4K. I'd been waiting for it to arrive on blu-ray for the past few years, but it never came.

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vor 2 Minuten schrieb Fortis93:

 

I'd really love to see Arsenic & Old Lace (arguably my favourite comedy of all time) in 4K. I'd been waiting for it to arrive on blu-ray for the past few years, but it never came.

Shoot! I nearly forgot about this one. Only have it on an old DVD.

A 4k of that would be great. As well as a Billy Wilder 4k Box...😁

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Just now, hal56 said:

Shoot! I nearly forgot about this one. Only have it on an old DVD.

A 4k of that would be great. As well as a Billy Wilder 4k Box...😁

 

Yeah, I have an old DVD copy too. I watch it every year.

 

And a Billy Wilder 4K Box? Yes, please!

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vor 6 Minuten schrieb Fortis93:

 

Also good!

 

I'd put One, Two, Three in the number 2/3 slot under Arsenic & Old Lace when discussing my favourite comedies of all time.

 

 

Great choice! Next the apartement and fortune cookie. But the apartment already has a great release from arrow

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53 minutes ago, Fortis93 said:

 

I'd really love to see Arsenic & Old Lace (arguably my favourite comedy of all time) in 4K. I'd been waiting for it to arrive on blu-ray for the past few years, but it never came.

 

One of my fav comedies with Cary Grant, especially since we are approaching the Christmas 🎄 holiday

 

 

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vor 9 Minuten schrieb Veum:

 

One of my fav comedies with Cary Grant, especially since we are approaching the Christmas 🎄 holiday

 

 

A lovlely picture. Often said but also very true in this case: They just dont make em like that anymore.

 

For the cynic in me, come Christmas, Bad Santa is just the perfect antidote to all that overboarding sweetness. I watch it every year😁

 

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5 minutes ago, hal56 said:

A lovlely picture. Often said but also very true in this case: They just dont make em like that anymore.

 

For the cynic in me, come Christmas, Bad Santa is just the perfect antidote to all that overboarding sweetness. I watch it every year😁

 

 

 

I’ll take these also fer sure; I so love the Holidays 🦃 🎄 

 

 

 

 

 

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