To help keep everyone cheerful in these trying times, Studiocanal are releasing some classic comedy on digital and physical media formats in May. To celebrate, Studiocanal have offered us two copies of the film on Blu-ray to give away to two lucky readers!
Details on how to enter the competition are at the bottom of this page, but in the meantime, below is some information about the film:
Starring the scintillating Alastair Sim (A Christmas Carol, School for Scoundrels), directed by Robert Day (‘The Avengers’) and with a BAFTA nominated screenplay by Sidney Gilliat and Frank Launder (The Lady Vanishes), this enormously entertaining farce originally released in 1956, will be available to own on DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital on May 18.
Supporting Sim are an exemplarity cast of the era that includes George Cole (The Happiest Days of Your Life), Terry-Thomas (School for Scoundrels), Jill Adams (Private’s Progress) and Raymond Huntley (Night Train to Munich). A farce that ticks all the genre’s boxes (mistaken identities, compromising positions, much panicking and slamming of doors), the film makes an interesting companion piece to Ealing’s The Ladykillers (1955).
Looking better than ever before thanks to the new restoration and bundled with brand new bonus content, THE GREEN MAN is a welcome addition to the Vintage Classics collection.
For the 2020 restoration of THE GREEN MAN, STUDIOCANAL went back to the original camera negative where possible and alternative sources where severe damage that could not be repaired was encountered. These elements were scanned at 4K resolution in 10bit and then restored in 4k.
Alastair Sim plays Hawkins, a timid watchmaker with a part-time job – he is also a professional assassin who bumps off the people we love to hate. But when the philandering MP Sir Gregory Upshott (Raymond Huntley) is the intended target, vacuum cleaner salesman William Blake (George Cole) and Hawkins’ new neighbour Ann Vincent (Jill Adams) repeatedly get in the way. As the time of the assassination draws ever closer and Hawkins tracks his victim to a dilapidated seaside hotel called the Green Man, the laughs and the tension steadily rise to a brilliant climax.
Alastair Sim also stars alongside George Cole in the upcoming LAUGHTER IN PARADISE which will be released later in the year as part of the Vintage Classics collection.
DVD / Blu-Ray / Digital Extras
– New: Alastair Sim and The Green Man by Stephen Fry
– New: Interview with cultural historian Matthew Sweet
– Those British Faces: Alastair Sim
– Behind the Scenes and Portraits stills gallery
Studiocanal presents The Green Man on Digital, DVD and Blu-ray on 18th May.
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 #TheGreenMan on Blu-ray http://blueprintreview.co.uk/2020/04/competition-win-the-green-man-on-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 – The Green Man 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. The competition ends on 24th May 2020 at 12pm. The winners will be contacted by email soon after that date.