Excerpt: An old british comedy - that is not nearly close to modern english humor, but still very good. I haven't watched all of the extras, but there's the classic before/after restoration that shows how much work has been done. There also is a presentation of the feature by Scorcese (?). Seriously?! It's a collection of anecdotes that bored me after 5 minutes (maybe because I'd have prefer an english person to talk about it). Anyhow, worth seeing it folks !
Excerpt: This film looks fine on bluray (detail obviously better than on previous dvd) A film that charms; screenplay written by ex-bobby (british cop) the crooks are so likeable you hope they would get away with it, but alas the bad guys couldn't win in those days thancks to censorship. I am so happy to see this film get the Bluray treatment I think it should rate higher in the BFI list of best films. The Eiffel Tower scene is 'golden' (pun intended) Buy it!
Excerpt: I very much enjoyed this release and am most grateful to Studio Canal for making it available especially with English subtitles as the sound track is modest and the subtitles really help. This is a classic British comedy of the fifties but will be more of a niche release and probably less appealing to many of the younger generation. All the more reason to thank Studio Canal.
Summary: Though not in the same league as 'Kind Hearts and Coronets' and 'The Ladykillers (1955)', 'The Lavender Hill Mob', due mostly to an excellent script and a truly side-splitting finale, is still a treat.
Summary: This is a bank heist film that never is too serious about itself and succeeds because of that. The story is fairly standard but the characters of the main two robbers and their performances are what makes it good. The two performers being Alec Guinness and Stanley Holloway present you with the very much non standard robbers who never get violence or anything else involved.
Conclusion: Its great to see these classic Ealing comedies making their way onto blu-ray - each has been digitally restored to offer great picture quality. The film is presented in its original aspect ratio of 1:37:1 . This is a great feel good movie , from an era of filmaking sadly lost. The Eiffel tower chase scene still amazes me. Fantasic for a film made in 1951 . Fingers crossed they re-release other Ealing classics onto Blu Ray such as the Titfield Thunderbolt !! .