141 The Wrong Box

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141 The Wrong Box

#1 Post by MichaelB » Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:01 am

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(Bryan Forbes, 1966)
Release date: 19 Nov 2018
Limited Blu-ray Edition (World Blu-ray premiere)

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Two warring elderly brothers and their respective heirs are determined that each will outlive the other in an attempt to hold onto the family fortune, and will stop at nothing – even murder – to achieve their goal.

Bryan Forbes’ riotous black comedy, based on the 1889 novel by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne, stars some of the greatest talents of the day, including Peter Sellers, Michael Caine, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Tony Hancock, Ralph Richardson, Nanette Newman and John Mills.

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES:
• High Definition remaster
• Original mono audio
• The British Entertainment History Project Interview with Bryan Forbes (1994): archival audio recording of the celebrated filmmaker in conversation with Roy Fowler
• New and exclusive audio commentary with film historians Josephine Botting and Vic Pratt
• Interview with Nanette Newman (2018): the award-winning actor talks about The Wrong Box and her work with husband Bryan Forbes
• Original theatrical trailer
• Image gallery: promotional photography and publicity material
• New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
• Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Vic Pratt, an overview of contemporary critical responses and historic articles on the film
• World premiere on Blu-ray
• Limited Edition of 3,000 copies
• All extras subject to change

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BBFC cert: U
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EAN: 5037899071892

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Re: 141 The Wrong Box

#2 Post by domino harvey » Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:21 am

Another one of the boxed names in credits/posters we were talking about years ago!

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Re: 141 The Wrong Box

#3 Post by KJones77 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:57 am

Has anyone seen this one? Intrigued by it because of the great cast.

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Re: 141 The Wrong Box

#4 Post by swo17 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:14 am

I saw it recently off TCM knowing that Indicator would be releasing it. It struck me as something like a proper British It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World. Take from that what you will.

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Re: 141 The Wrong Box

#5 Post by DeParis » Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:39 pm

Glad this is finally coming out on Blu Ray, I'm a fan.

I'd agree with swo17's assessment that the film is somewhat like a drier Mad Mad Mad Mad World, complete with the overstuffed climax. I do like The Wrong Box a lot more than Mad World though, it benefits from its strong cast and by its gently dark sense of humor. I think the film is worth checking out if you're a fan of Blake Edwards' early Pink Panther movies, Bedazzled, or other '60s comedies in that vein.

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Re: 141 The Wrong Box

#6 Post by MichaelB » Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:31 am

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