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Whisky Galore! (1949)

Monday 18th July 2011

Based on the novel by Compton Mackenzie, directed by Alexander Mackendrick, the Digitally restored Whisky Galore! will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on 8th August 2011 from Optimum Home Entertainment.
Gabrielle Blunt, Wylie Watson, Joan Greenwood, Bruce Seton, Catherine Lacey, Basil Radford
Alexander Mackendrick
Monja Danischewsky, Michael Balcon
Optimum Home Entertainment
1 hour 20 minutes
08/08/2011
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Based on the novel by Compton Mackenzie, directed by Alexander Mackendrick and starring Basil Radford, Joan Greenwood, James Robertson Justice, Catherine Lacey, Wylie Watson and Gordon Jackson, the Digitally restored Whisky Galore! will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on 8th August 8th from Optimum Home Entertainment.

The name of the real ship, which sunk February 5th 1941 - during WWII - was the S/S Politician. Having left Liverpool two days earlier for Jamaica with a cargo of thousands of cases of malt whisky, it sank outside Eriskay, The Outer Hebrides, Scotland, in bad weather.

Due to wartime rationing, the thirsty islanders had nearly run out of the "water of life" so they saw this as an unexpected godsend. The locals managed to gather as many bottles as they could before both the ship sank and the men from Customs and Excise arrived to reclaim - the duty free - bounty. Even today, bottles are found in the sand or in the sea every other year.

Whisky Galore! appears in its original aspect ratio of 1:37:1 with mono 2.0 sound. Whisky Galore! was restored in high definition for this release using the best original film materials available. Unfortunately, some technical issues remain in the form of occasional printed-in dirt and scratches, periodic softness and instability of picture caused by film shrinkage, and image flicker caused by density fluctuation. These issues are all as per the original film source materials and reflect both the nature of the original film production and the physical state of the materials.

  • Audio Commentary by John Ellis
  • Distilling! Original TV Documentary
  • The Real Whisky Galore! With Angus Campbell
  • Hilary Mackendrick in Conversation With Anthony Slide
  • Introduction by George Perry
  • Photo Gallery

Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.

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