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The Battle of the Sexes

£6.99

Barcode: 5035673013779

  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Studio: BFI
  • Certification: U
  • Category: Modern Classic
  • Released: 20th April 2020

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  • Description

    Comedy genius Peter Sellers gives one of his greatest performances in this famously subtle, sharp-edged satire on sexual politics in the 1950s workplace, directed by Ealing legend Charles Crichton (The Lavender Hill Mob, A Fish Called Wanda).
     
    The sleepy staff of Macpherson’s traditional Scottish tweed firm get a rude awakening when young Macpherson (Robert Morley, Theatre of Blood) hires feisty American efficiency expert Angela Barrows (Constance Cummings, Blithe Spirit). She advocates new-fangled horrors like automation and – ghastliest of all – ‘synthetic fibres’. Can nothing stop her? Nothing, perhaps but for meek accountant Mr Martin (Sellers). Beneath a placid surface, still waters run deep; to balance the books, he must erase the ‘error’…

    Extras
    •    Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition
    •    Hancock’s Hard Boiled Eggs: Sellers’ contemporary, the Lad from East Cheam himself, Tony Hancock, appears with The Battle of the Sexes’ Patricia Hayes in this cracking collection of eleven egg-cellent Egg Marketing Board adverts from 1966
    •    A Ghost of a Chance (1968, 50 mins): bonus feature-length fun for all the family as Sellers’ chum Graham Stark stars with Ronnie Barker, Patricia Hayes, Jimmy Edwards, Bernard Cribbin and Terry Scott in a corking Children’s Film Foundation comedy
    •    Images of Edinburgh in Archive Film: an atmospheric selection of rarely-seen short films capturing Scotland’s capital in the first half of the twentieth century, from the vaults of the BFI National Archive
    •    Woolly Wonders: Evocative 1940s archive films of traditional Scottish cloth-making, shot in colour by the great Jack Cardiff
    •    Image gallery

    ***FIRST PRESSING ONLY*** Fully illustrated booklet with new writing on the film by Vic Pratt, biographies of Charles Crichton, Constance Cummings, Robert Morley and James Thurber by Kieron McCormack and full film credits
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    Actors Peter Sellers, Donald Pleasence, Ernest Thesiger, Michael Goodliffe, Robert Morley, Constance Cummings, Jameson Clark, Alex Mackenzie, Roddy McMillan, Moultrie Kelsall
    Directed by Charles Crichton
    Additional info Language(s): English, Hard of Hearing Subtitles: English, Interactive Menu
    No. of discs 2 disc(s)
    Duration 84 mins
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