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    Added on: 25/10/2015 16:47
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    The Ladykillers - 60th Anniversary Collector's Edition

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    Certificate: PG
    Running Time: 87 Mins
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    Content Type: Movie

    The Ladykillers, director Alexander Mackendrick's third Ealing farce, is the final comedy produced by the famous British studio and one of its most celebrated. Like the equally applauded Kind Hearts And Coronets, the film is more sophisticated and blacker in tone than typically lighthearted Ealing fare (such as Mackendrick's Whiskey Galore!). Alec Guinness stars as the superbly shifty, toothily threatening Professor Marcus, the leader of a crime ring planning a heist.

    Marcus rents rooms from a sweet, eccentric old lady, Mrs. Wilberforce (Katie Johnson), in her crooked London house. The professor and his co-conspirators, blowhard Major Courtney (Cecil Parker), creepily suave Louis (Herbert Lom), chubby Harry (Peter Sellers), and muscleman One-Round (Danny Green), pose as an unlikely string quartet using the rooms for rehearsal. Dodging Mrs. Wilberforce's constant interruptions, the hoods hit upon the idea to use her in the daring daylight robbery (filmed in and around London's King's Cross station). When the old girl discovers the truth, Marcus and company cannot persuade her to stay buttoned up about it and thus decide to do her in. Accompanied by a noirish cacophony of screeching trains, parrots, and little old ladies at afternoon tea, a series of unlikely events builds to the hilarious, surprising finale.

    Special Features:
    New Locations Featurette
    New audio Interview with Producer Tom Pevsner
    New audio Interview with Cinematographer David Peers
    New stills gallery
    Audio commentary by Film Historian Philip Kemp
    Intro by Terry Gilliam
    Forever Ealing documentary
    Interview with Screenwriter / Producer Allan Scott
    Interview with Terence Davies
    Interview with Screenwriter Ronald Harwood
    Cleaning up The Ladykillers featurette

    Video Tracks:
    1080p Full Frame 1.33:1

    Audio Tracks:
    DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono English
    DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono Spanish
    DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono French
    DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono German

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    Directed By:
    Alexander Mackendrick

    Written By:

    Alec Guinness
    Cecil Parker
    Herbert Lom
    Peter Sellers
    Danny Green
    Katie Johnson
    Jack Warner
    Philip Stainton
    Frankie Howerd
    Fred Griffiths
    Kenneth Connor

    Soundtrack By:
    Tristram Cary

    Director of Photography:
    Otto Heller

    Jack Harris

    Production Designer:
    Anthony Mendleson

    Visual Effects:
    Sydney Pearson

    Seth Holt

    Studio Canal

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