THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED AND THE WINNERS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED
It’s been a while since we’ve hosted a competition, so we’re going to make up for lost time by offering a bumper set of 2 DVDs to 3 lucky readers. Studiocanal is releasing a couple of classic war movies, Odette and I Was Monty’s Double, both newly restored as part of their ‘Vintage Classics’ range and we’ve got DVDs of both of them to give away.
Details on how to enter the competition are at the bottom of this page, but in the meantime, here’s some information about the films:
STUDIOCANAL is delighted to announce the release of a newly restored version of the classic British war film, ODETTE, on June 10. Released to coincide with the 75th Anniversary of D-Day on June 6, director Herbert Wilcox’s (Sixty Glorious Years, Spring in Park Lane) moving story based on true events was originally released in 1950 and will be available to own on DVD, Digital Download and, for the very first time, on Blu-Ray looking better than ever as part of the Vintage Classics collection.
Starring Anna Neagle (Lady and the Lamp, Maytime in Mayfair), Trevor Howard (The Third Man Brief Encounter), Peter Ustinov (Spartacus, Billy Budd) and Marius Goring (The Red Shoes, A Matter of Life and Death), the new release comes complete with brand new extras material including an exclusive interview with author Sebastian Faulks. The new digital restoration has been completed from a new 4k 16bit scan of the original 35mm negative.
ODETTE is the inspiring true story of a French-born heroine, Odette Sansom (Anna Neagle) who leaves behind her three young daughters and life in Britain to return to her occupied homeland to spy for the Special Operations Executive (SOE) during the Second World War. Smuggled into France to work with Radio Operator Alex Rabinovich (Peter Ustinov) and Captain Peter Churchill (Trevor Howard), Odette skillfully works with the SOE until her capture by the Gestapo.
Taken to Ravensbruck concentration camp, Odette must survive interrogation and torture as the Nazi Commandant attempts to extract her secrets and the names of her fellow Resistance fighters.
DVD / Blu-Ray Extras
– New interview with Sebastian Faulks, author of Charlotte Gray
– Those British Faces: Anna Neagle
– Afternoon Plus with Mavis Nicholson – Interview with Odette Hallowes (1980)
– Captain Peter Churchill and Odette Sansom get Married in London (1947)
STUDIOCANAL is also delighted to announce the release of a newly restored version of the classic British war film, I WAS MONTY’S DOUBLE, on June 10. Released to coincide with the 75th Anniversary of D-Day on June 6, director John Guillermin’s (The Towering Inferno, Death on the Nile) moving story based on true events and originally released in 1958 will be available to own on DVD, Digital Download and, for the very first time, on Blu-Ray, looking better than ever as part of the Vintage Classics collection.
Starring John Mills (Hobson’s Choice, Ice Cold in Alex), Cecil Parker (The Lady Vanishes, The Ladykillers) and, in a stroke of casting genius, ME Clifton James (Blanche Fury, To Tell the Truth) playing himself, the new release comes complete with a host of extras material. The new digital restoration has been completed from a new 4k 16bit scan of the original 35mm negative.
I WAS MONTY’S DOUBLE is the incredible and true story of how, during World War Two in the lead-up to D-Day, an out of work actor was recruited to impersonate General Montgomery as a decoy to mislead the Germans.
With D-Day fast approaching, British officers Major Harvey (John Mills) and Colonel E.F. Logan (Cecil Parker) plot to give the Germans misinformation about their military strategy. When Harvey spots an actor (M. E. Clifton-James,) who bears a remarkable likeness to British military leader General Montgomery, he comes up with a plan to use him to impersonate the general in North Africa. Although ‘Jimmy’, as Harvey calls him, is initially doubtful he can carry off an impersonation of Montgomery convincingly, he nonetheless agrees and successfully draws German troops away from Normandy, becoming both a hero and a major military target. But, with a team of German commandos being sent to kidnap ‘Monty’, has the plan worked a little too well?
DVD / Blu-Ray Extras
– NEW! interview with historian Terry Crowdy, author of Deceiving Hitler
– John Mills Home Movie footage
– Monty’s Double (1947)
– Behind the Scenes stills gallery
BOTH FILMS ARE RELEASED ON BLU-RAY, DVD & DOWNLOAD ON 10TH JUNE 2019.
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:
#competition @blueprintrev @StudiocanalUK Win #WWIIFilms on DVD http://blueprintreview.co.uk/2019/06/competition-win-2x-wwii-dvds/
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Once you’ve shared/tweeted the competition, you need to email us (subject – WWII DVD Competition’) with your name, Twitter/Facebook handle (whichever you used to share the competition) and postal address to: firstname.lastname@example.org
3 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 17th June 2018 at 12pm. The winner will be contacted by email soon after that date.