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    Out of interest, was anyone else disappointed with the recent DD Video DVD release of Robert Hartford-Davis' The Sandwich Man?



    Why - given the fact that Channel 4 broadcast a lovely 16:9 master some years back - has DD resorted to using one of those aged 4:3 TV prints which they tend to put on their disc as a matter of course?



    While it's great that DD dedicates itself to releasing such fine and otherwise difficult to come by movies, it's a great shame that the opportinuty to do it right will now have to wait until their license runs out and someone else picks up the title (maybe Network will inherit it soon and do a good job with it?).

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    The Sandwich Man

    Think this is from Network.

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    name='DB7'] The Sandwich Man

    Think this is from Network.


    Here's hoping that Network's edition of this cracking movie is better than DD's poor excuse for a DVD release.

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    I just hope they don't use the butchered print that was last shown on ITV....



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    Can anyone remember if any of the ITV screenings got it right. I can not find any info on a Channel Four Screening. Can anyone supply this?



    Cheers



    James

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    name='Liger']Here's hoping that Network's edition of this cracking movie is better than DD's poor excuse for a DVD release.
    I see network's release is due for the 12th feb,I'll watch with interest.

    Just how bad is this dvd anything like the runaway bus abomination?

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    name='JamesM']Can anyone remember if any of the ITV screenings got it right. I can not find any info on a Channel Four Screening. Can anyone supply this?



    Cheers



    James


    The full version did appear on the box at least once, as I got a copy on VHS years ago. Sadly can't recall the details and the tape has long since gone to recycling, as Mrs. Smudge bought me the official VHS - and that was some moons ago too...



    SMUDGE

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    Network will finally release The Sandwich Man in October with a transfer approved by cinematographer Peter Newbrook in the original aspect ratio of 1.85:1.



    From the Network release:-



    The Sandwich Man - a walking billboard with a human filling, once a common sight in most big cities has a unique vantage point for observing life. This is Horace Quilby's (Michael Bentine) job for Finklebaum and O'Casey - dealers in 'misfit clothing'. Today is no ordinary day for Horace, however. Esmerelda, his racing pigeon, is taking part in the race of her life...THE SANDWICH MAN (U) is finally available on DVD on 6th October 2008, RRP �12.99.



    A wonderful, lovable film full of gentle comedy and joyous optimism written by both Bentine and co-director Robert Hartford-Davies, The Sandwich Man features a stellar cast of 1960s British comedy talent; Dora Bryan, Harry H. Corbett, Bernard Cribbins, Diana Dors, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Ron Moody, Terry-Thomas and Norman Wisdom all aid Horace in his odyssey around London.



    Special Features

    � Brand-new transfer from original film elements

    � Commentary with Producer/Cinematographer Peter Newbrook

    � Theatrical Trailer

    � Image Gallery.



    Release Date: 6th October 2008

    RRP: �12.99

    Total Running Time: 91 mins (approx.)

    Screen Ratio: 16:9 full frame/colour

    Discs: 1

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    Thanks for the info James.......one Actress in this Movie who seems to have 'disappeared' is Anna Quayle, nothing since '94 according to IMDB, I recall her as a Teacher in Grange Hill (and her Domaniatrix role in Plumbers mate!).........anyone know if she's in Theatre/Retired?

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    Great news indeed, to find that THE SANDWICH MAN will finally enjoy a decent transfer. The commentary should be interesting; hopefully we will gain more insights into R. Hartford-Davis.



    I shall look forward to this as it is one of my favourite films.



    Smudge

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