Whisky Galore (Blu-ray)
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|Contributor||James Robertson Justice, Joan Greenwood, Basil Radford, Alexander Mackendrick, Gordon Jackson|
|Runtime||1 hour and 23 minutes|
- Aspect Ratio : 1.33:1
- Language : English
- Package Dimensions : 18.03 x 13.76 x 1.48 cm; 70 Grams
- Director : Alexander Mackendrick
- Media Format : Blu-ray, PAL
- Run time : 1 hour and 23 minutes
- Release date : 26 September 2018
- Actors : Basil Radford, James Robertson Justice, Joan Greenwood, Gordon Jackson
- Language : English (Stereo)
- Studio : StudioCanal
- ASIN : B07DY2HFTZ
- Country of origin : Australia
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: 12,991 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Classic Ealing comedy. During the Second World War, the inhabitants of a small Hebridean island are wilting under a chronic shortage of whisky. When a ship is wrecked on the shore, it is discovered to contain 50,000 cases of malt, which are promptly appropriated by the menfolk of the island. All is well until an English Home Guard commander - determined to see the whisky restored to its rightful owners - calls in Her Majesty's Customs, and the islanders make frantic attempts to hide their treasured alcoholic booty!
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The original had an atmosphere to it, a feeling of passion (for whisky) and a way of life that, although hard, was the norm. This film had nothing like that. For a start Eddie Izzard was totally wrong in one of the leading roles, although Gregor Fisher was perfect. The beauty of the area/island came across well, but that is not what the film was really about. It is based on a true story and the original film felt more like it was true than this feeble remake.
I was able to watch the original a few days after watching this and all sense of peace was restored. If you have never seen the original then you will like this, but if like me, the original is a favourite, then don't bother with this one.
I’m guessing those folks have never visited the Hebrides!
This lovely film is almost a documentary of the delightful community spirit of places like Harris, Eigg or Jura.
The film is fairly true to the spirit of the book - albeit that it conflates some of the original storylines.
If you’ve ever visited the Scottish islands you’ll feel this is all very familiar - even all these years later (and even though it wasn’t filmed on the islands).
(P.S. Your next stop should be the BBC series of ‘Para Handy’)
This remake will grow on you the more times you watch it.
Look at the scenery, the village and old vehicles
Eddie Izzard and Gregor Fisher are outstanding, as is Sean Biggerstaff ( 'Woods' the Quidditch team captain from Harry Potter), as the Newly appointed Sargent Odd, to the Home Guard commanded by the totally incompetent Captain Wagget (Eddie Izzard).
A wonderful Cameo from the 'late great' Tim Piggot-Smith, as General Woolsey.
A wonderful remake and totally recommended