Network – British Film Label – New Releases

Network home-entertainment imprint British film have some great new releases coming soon on Blu Ray.

This new collection begins at the end of January with releases of the film versions of comedy classics Man About the House and Till Death Us Do Part, followed in February by the one-two hit punch of Sweeney! and Sweeney 2.

Till Death Us Do Part (1968) – Out 28th January

Created by Johnny Speight, the hugely controversial – and popular – character of Alf Garnett (brought to life by Warren Mitchell) was used to caustically satirise the less acceptable aspects of entrenched working-class culture in the form of his highly opinionated, true-blue bigot ideals.

Debuting in the 60s TV series, Alf made the leap to film alongside series regulars Dandy Nichols, Una Stubbs and Anthony Booth. Set in 1939, Till Death Us Do Part begins with the declaration of war. But Alf has got bigger problems on his plate – he’s only been married to Else (Nichols) for four weeks and they’re already sick of the sight of each other!

50 years since its first release Till Death Us Do Part receives its first Blu-ray release.

Special Features: Theatrical Trailer / Image Gallery / PDF Materials

Man About the House (1974) – Out 28th January

A spin-off from the hugely successful series that aired between in 1973-76, Man About the House sees catering student Robin Tripp (Richard O’Sullivan) sharing a flat with two girls, Chrissy (Paula Wilcox) and Jo (Sally Thomsett). It’s an arrangement that suits all parties admirably – unless the girls try their hand at cooking or

Robin’s animal urges get the better of him – but it’s a source of ongoing consternation to their landlords, Mr and Mrs Roper (Brian Murphy and Yootha Joyce)!

Following their exploits as greedy developers threaten to buy up their home, the film boasts a plethora of guest stars including Jack Smethurst, Rudolph Walker, Arthur Lowe, Bill Pertwee, Bill Maynard and comedy icon Spike Milligan! This will mark the films first Blu-ray release.

Special Features: Theatrical Trailer / Image Gallery

Sweeney! (1977) – Out 4th February on Blu-ray

Rough, tough and politically incorrect, The Sweeney was one of the major television successes of the last fifty years and this first feature film spin-off is just as hard-hitting! Featuring memorable performances from John Thaw and Dennis Waterman – and made by the same team who worked on the hit television series – Sweeney! has been newly transferred in High Definition from original film elements.

Hard-bitten, womanising Flying Squad officer Jack Regan becomes embroiled in a political plot when an old friend asks him to investigate a seemingly suspicious death. Framed on a drink-driving charge and suspended from the force, Regan is embroiled in a deadly conspiracy and must think fast and rely on his wits if he’s to survive!

Special Features: Theatrical Trailer / Image Gallery

Sweeney 2 (1978) – Out 4th February on Blu-ray

John Thaw and Dennis Waterman star once again as the Flying Squad’s finest in this brutal and uncompromising feature-film spin-off from one of television’s most memorable series! Co-starring Denholm Elliott and Ken Hutchison, Sweeney 2 has been newly transferred in High Definition from original film elements.

A callous gang of bank robbers is creating havoc on the London streets. Efficient and ruthless and with Regan and Carter in hot pursuit they leave a trail of dead bodies and smashed cars in their wake.

Special Features: Theatrical Trailer / Image Gallery

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