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The Titfield Thunderbolt: 60th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray
Posted November 21, 2012 05:42 PM by Webmaster
StudioCanal have announced that they will bring to Blu-ray Charles Crichton's The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953), starring Stanley Holloway, George Relph and Naunton Wayne. The release will be available for purchase on January 14th.
This charming classic film follows the consequences of when the Government run British Railways Service announce the closure of the line linking rural Titfield to Mallingford - the only line the Titfield inhabitants rely on to commute to work and transport their produce to the market. A group of the local village residents make a bid to run it themselves, backed by a massively wealthy member of the community attracted to the complete lack of alcohol licensing hours on trains. Unfortunately, their decision puts them into direct competition with the local bus company and soon enough a whole array of comically genius anarchy and madness ensues, including cunning sabotage and thrilling adventures.
Charming old film; good to see it at it's best! Only wish Studio Canal would bring out The Avengers TV Series with Diana Rigg! I Know I sound like a broken record here, but isn't it about time Studio Canal? You do have the rights I believe??