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    Am I dreaming?!? It's Charlie Bubbles!



    Play.com (UK) : Charlie Bubbles : DVD - Free Delivery



    Probably too much to hope that it's 16:9, cleaned-up, etc ... especially at this price ... but even so ... !



    (Needless to say, the Fremantle site makes no mention of it whatsoever.)



    DAVID



    ON EDIT: hmmm ... only a PG ???



    ON EDIT PART TWO: hmmm (2) ... no mention at the BBFC site either, despite the gubbins at Play and Amazon ...

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    This Region 2 DVD is listed at Amazon UK at �5.99



    [ame=http://www.amazon.co.uk/Charlie-Bubbles-Billie-Whitelaw/dp/B001CB42AU/]Amazon.co.uk: Charlie Bubbles: Billie Whitelaw, Liza Minnelli, Albert Finney: DVD[/ame]












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    This is really great news, many thanks for posting. I hope this turns out to be a genuine release, a truly great British film with expert direction from Mr Finney .



    Can I finally put my ancient off-air VHS copy in the bin?

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    name='ican']This is really great news, many thanks for posting. I hope this turns out to be a genuine release, a truly great British film with expert direction from Mr Finney .



    Can I finally put my ancient off-air VHS copy in the bin?




    Don't bin the vhs til you've actually watched the DVD! Fortunately my recording from Sky is pretty good, and quite honestly my home-made artwork is about 1000 times better (why are DVD covers so awful - Warners aside) ... but I'd love to see this film 'out there' ...



    What next, I wonder?

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    It's about time!

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    Its gone through the BBFC and listed as widescreen rating PG. :)

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    Yes, a nice anamorphic print, good sound, no unnecessary extras ... and just �5.99 from Play (I think it's �7.99 in shops?).



    In fact, everything a DVD should be!



    ON EDIT: so much for the rumour I heard that the negative was unusable and therefore it would never be released on home video (that never stopped it getting on BBC, Channel 4 and Sky, anyway).

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    I watched the DVD last night and the print looks fabulous. You'd never think the film is more than 40 years old. The Extras, a gallery of about a dozen stills, is a wonderful bonus. There must have been more pictures of the supporting cast, including Wendy Padbury and George Innes, as I've got a feeling all actors are photographed either on set or for publicity. Can anyone confirm this (like Harry Fielder)?

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    I must get this on DVD and I seem to remember seeing Wendy Padbury's character carrying a large doll and she gave Liza Minelli a dirty look when she said her doll looked really cute?



    I've also heard (either from a magazine or video/DVD interview) that Wendy had the chance to play a school girl in the 1968 film 'The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie'.



    But she chose the Dr Who companion job instead because she'd always adored Patrick Troughton.

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