||Network's Summer film season continues to grow, with several British film classics added to an already impressive line-up of dramas, comedies, and more now releasing in their new slot in July!
Headlined by new restorations of classic comedy shorts from Bob Kellett, Futtocks End and Other Short Stories, and the rarely seen 1967 psychedelic feature oddity, Just Like a Woman, followed by a double helping of farcical comedy, Rentadick and Young Wives' Tale, and ending with three diverse dramas, The Weapon, The Rainbow Jacket, and Honeymoon.
Originally scripted by comedy legends John Cleese and Graham Chapman (Monty Python), this hilarious farce (presented in brand-new HD) was the first of only two main features from cult director (and Oscar-winning editor) Jim Clark.
Young Wives' Tale
Joan Greenwood reprises her hit stage performance as a frustrated housewife in the film adaptation of the popular West End farce (now on Blu-ray too), co-starring Nigel Patrick, Derek Farr, and showcasing a memorable early performance from Audrey Hepburn.
The Rainbow Jacket
Ealing Films' exciting horseracing drama, available on Blu-ray and DVD, features a memorable performance from Bill Owen as a jockey with a troubled past, and also stars Kay Walsh, Robert Morley, and Wilfrid Hyde White.
Futtocks End and Other Short Stories
Brand new HD restorations of classic comedy shorts from Bob Kellett, these are four of the funniest short films ever made for British cinema, starring Ronnie Barker, Richard Briers, Bernard Cribbins, Barbara Windsor, David Lodge, Wilfrid Brambell, Joan Sims, and Michael Hordern.
Just Like a Woman
Never before available on Blu-ray, Wendy Craig and Francis Matthews star as a bickering couple in this swinging, offbeat 60s comedy, also starring John Wood, Dennis Price, Miriam Karlin, Peter Jones, and Clive Dunn.
The final entry in Michael Powell's famous cycle of ballet films, this rarely-seen English/Spanish co-production reunites Powell with alumni from both The Red Shoes and Oh... Rosalinda!!, in a film with breathtaking imagery now viewable in HD!
A gripping manhunt through the post-war ruin of a still bombed-out London, this rarely seen Brit Noir, directed by BAFTA-winning Val Guest, stars Hollywood celebrity Steve Cochran and legendary film noir siren Lizabeth Scott, and is featured as an HD transfer.