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    Added on: 22/4/2007 20:13
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    Sid James Collection (UK)

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    Three classic British comedies
    Certificate: PG
    Running Time: 243 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    Sid James, of Carry On fame and the possessor of the dirtiest laugh in movie history, gets the Comic Icons Collection treatment.

    The Big Job stars James as George the Brain, leader of a gang of inept bank robbers who end up in prison for 15 years, with only the thought of the stolen money that remains hidden keeping them going until their release. However, when the time comes, it seems the tasking of recovering the loot won`t be as easy as first hoped - the hollow tree that they hid it in once stood in a lonely lane. Now this lane is the backyard of a Police Station...

    Make Mine A Million stars Sid James as Sid Gibson, a washing detergent salesman, who decides to call on the help of his friend TV make-up artist Arthur (Arthur Askey) in order to obtain some much needed TV advertising time. Arthur slips a plug for Sid`s suds into a primetime live TV extravaganza - causing a nationwide uproar and soaring sales for Sid - but costing Arthur his job. In order to feed demand, Sid decides to set up the world`s first pirate TV station with Arthur`s help. They plan to interrupt national broadcasting without warning or permission and no show, from the Ascot races to the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, is safe...

    The Lavender Hill Mob needs little introduction as one of Ealing Studio`s finest British comedies. Sid James plays a professional criminal named Lackery, one of two hired by shy, retiring bank transfer agent Holland (Alec Guiness) to help him carry out the perfect crime... Holland (Alec Guiness) has for years dreamed of being rich and living the good life but instead faithfully and for 20 years, he has overseen the deliveries of gold bullion. Fate has recently bought him into contact with Pendlebury (Stanley Holloway), a maker of souvenirs. Holland remarks that, with Pendlebury`s smelting equipment, one could forge the gold into harmless-looking toy Eiffel Towers and smuggle the gold from England into France. Together, the four plot their crime, leading to unexpected twists and turns.

    Special Features:
    Trailer for The Lavender Hill Mob

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
    Standard 1.33:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital Mono English

    Directed By:
    Charles Crichton

    Written By:

    Edie Martin
    Marjorie Fielding
    Alfie Bass
    Sid James
    Stanley Holloway
    Alec Guinness

    Music From:
    Georges Auric

    Director of Photography:
    Douglas Slocombe

    Seth Holt

    Michael Balcon

    Optimum Releasing

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