Sir Henry At Rawlinson End details
|Starring:||Patrick Magee, Denise Coffey, Trevor Howard, JG Devlin, Liz Smith, Sheila Reid, Harry Fowler, Vivian Stanshall|
|Studio:||DIGITAL CLASSICS DVD|
Sir Henry At Rawlinson End
|Run time:||1 hour 13 minutes|
|Rental release:||26 Mar 2009|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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ExtraordinaryBy a customer from Oxfordshire, England , 29 Mar 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]Vivian Stanshal the writer (aso performs) is extremely perculiar. Apart from a reference to digital watches this film could be set any time after WWII. It is a beautiful piece of work, although very odd. In order to appreciate it properly you need to watch it several times, but it will be worth it. There is something Gillianesque although this film probably pre-dates Brazil. Shot in black and white. Trevor Howard gives a great performance (as do all) 'I don't know what I want but I want it NOW'
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Extraordinary ...By a customer , 22 Aug 2011Unbelievable ... almost hilarious ... a nightmare. I can't remember why I ordered this but someone must have said it was funny.
Forgotten gemBy Custardbanjo (30 reviews) from Lincoln , 19 May 2009Vivian Stanshall touched on the the surreal, and comically violent, underbelly of what it is to be (or used to be) English.
Also try to get hold of the original BBC Radio recordings http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Henry_At_Rawlinso n_End ...Even better than the film.
This is a comic masterpiece.
Fantastic.By a customer from Attleborough , 14 Dec 2008Brilliantly surreal, driven by Stanshalls superb narration. Fantastic characters and none more so than Trevor Howards Sir Henry, a sizzled toff who shot his gardener after he broke a leg, keeps German POWs in a compound in his garden, has an optics set installed on his canoe and is haunted by the trouserless ghost of his dead brother, Humbert. Some great one liners too:
'Generally speaking, if I've eaten something I don't want to see it again'
'I never met a man I didn't mutilate'
'If I had all the money I've spent on drink, I'd spend it on drink'
'If I want your opinion I'll thrash it out of you'
Only for the true Stanshall fanBy a customer from Sidmouth , 31 Jul 2008Only fans of Viv Stanshall will enjoy this, and only then for old time's sake. This is a wierd film, quirky at best.
Customer ReviewBy a customer from UK , 23 Jun 2008Obscure SSurreal refreshing and un PC. Splendid, what can one expect from such a genius as The Ginger Geezer.
Loved its sepia home made style. Everything. Oh such a shame he left this earth prematurely, surely he could have never become dull and mainsteam.