Our latest competition, courtesy of our friends at Studiocanal, gives readers the chance to win one of two Blu-Ray copies of Alexander Mackendrick’s Mandy.
Details on how to enter the competition are at the bottom of this page, but in the meantime, here’s some information about the film:
A brand new restoration of the inspiring tale of MANDY is to be released for the first time on Blu-Ray, celebrating 65 years since its original release. Another Vintage Classic from STUDIOCANAL, Ealing Studios’ MANDY is the story of a little deaf girl (Mandy Miller: The Man in the White Suit, Child in the House) and her family’s struggle to give her a normal life.
Originally based on the Hilda Lewis novel The Day Is Ours, which was broadcast as a serial on BBC Woman’s Hour in 1950, the story was made in to a film under the direction of the great Alexander Mackendrick (The Ladykillers, Whisky Galore!) for which he picked up the Special Jury Prize at Venice Film Festival in 1952. MANDY went on to pick up six BAFTA nominations and became a major hit at the UK Box Office.
Six-year-old Mandy Garland (Miller) was born deaf. With concerns for her future, Christine (Phyllis Calvert: Twisted Nerve, Mr Denning Drives North) and Harry Garland (Terence Morgan: Sir Francis Drake) try to work out the best scenario for their daughter’s education, but before long their constant quarreling puts a strain on their relationship. Against Harry’s wishes, Mandy is enrolled in a special school under the guidance of headmaster Dick Searle (Jack Hawkins: The Cruel Sea, The Fallen Idol), whose unconventional teaching methods are questioned by some of the adults. But Christine forms a strong friendship with Mr Searle, who ultimately has the child’s best interests at heart and eventually helps Mandy to find her voice.
Boasting an all star cast and a breakout performance from Mandy Miller, MANDY is British filmmaking at its best.
Special Features on the disc:
– New Interview with Mandy Miller
– BBC Radio 3 The Essay: Heffer on British Film – Mandy: Audio featurette by Simon Heffer
– Behind the Scenes stills gallery
MANDY is part of the ‘Vintage Classics collection’ – showcasing iconic British films, all fully restored and featuring brand new extra content: www.facebook.com/vintageclassicsfilm
The Digital Film restoration was funded by PARK CIRCUS in collaboration with the BFI’s Unlocking Film Heritage programme (awarding funds from the National Lottery).
Entering the Competition
To enter you simply need to share the competition on social media AND email us your details.
To use Twitter to share the competition, follow us @blueprintrev and copy and paste the following into a Tweet:
#bpcomp @blueprintrev Win Mandy on Blu-Ray – http://blueprintreview.co.uk/2017/06/competition-win-mandy-blu-ray/
Or you can share the page on Facebook by pasting the link or using the appropriate share icons below (don’t forget to ‘Like’ us too): www.facebook.com/bpreview
Once you’ve shared/tweeted the competition, you need to email us (subject – ‘Mandy Competition’) with your name, Twitter/Facebook handle (whichever you used to share the competition) and postal address to: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 winners will be picked at random when the competition has closed. The competition is only open to residents of the UK – one entry per person and Blueprint: Review contributors are not eligible. The competition ends on 20th June 2017 at 12pm. The winner will be contacted by email soon after that date.