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One of Ealing's finest, packed with well known faces (to my generation). Totally stolen by the landlady. I got the feeling that some part or parts of the original film had been cut from this dvd version, there are some glaring breaks in continuity not apparent in the cinema or even tv showings. Of course the real stars of this little gem are the background scenes of post war London, not forgetting the seeminglessly endless supply of steam locomotives! A fine example of a bygone age in which villains were evil and law enforcement bumbled along quite happily innocent of the truth. Guinness is,of course magnificent. Eminently viewable.
I approached this edition with excitement, being one of my top 100 films. Alas although the restoration is very good, the work carried out being showcased in the restoration featurette, but why are the colours so muted? The overly dark sections have been brightened, however, this appaers to be at the expense of the very well lit scenes and the colours particularly of the oufits worn by the ladies at the tea party appear muted to me. On the other hand, the exteriors tend to retain the vibrancy of the early technicolor process. Overall a great improvement, but I would expect a revisit to the restoration in a few years time. Extra supplied are superb. Overall, this release is worth the extra money for the extra's over the "vanilla" edition.