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01 November 2013

The BFI and the BBC dig up ROBIN REDBREAST (review)

Anticipating the folk horror of THE WICKER MAN, this long unseen "Play for Today" teleplay ROBIN REDBREAST tells the story of a script editor (Anna Cropper) who decides to clear her head by leaving the city for a country cottage in a quaint little village.  The locals are eccentric and prying, and soon she begins to realize that she has become part of a mysterious plot involving the local harvest festival.  Written by John Bowen, author of "A Woman Sobbing" for the series DEAD OF NIGHT as well as "The Treasure of Abbot Thomas" and "The Ice House" for A GHOST STORY FOR CHRISTMAS).

REVIEW LINK: British Film Institute (UK) Region 2 PAL DVD (DVDBeaver)

ROBIN REDBREAST DVD specs:
  • 4:3 non-anamorphic 1.33:1 fullscreen
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
  • English SDH subtitles
  • Interview with writer John Bowen
  • Short film "Around a Village Green" (1934)
  • Collector's Booklet


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