Vivien Leigh Anniversary Collection (US - DVD R1 | BD RA)
Cohen Film Collection has four of Vivien Leigh's best coming to Blu-ray & DVD...
Starring: Vivien Leigh, obviously
Released: 19th November 2013
SRP: $59.98, $49.98
The Cohen Film Collection is marking the 100th anniversary of two-time Oscar winner Vivien Leigh's birth (i.e. her birthday) with a set containing four of her best-loved early films.
The Vivien Leigh Anniversary Collectiongathers the key films Leigh made in England that helped lead David O. Selznick to reward her with the most coveted role in movie history as Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind.
The set will include:
- Fire Over England (1937) - In just her second major role (following Gentlemen's Agreement, considered a lost film), Leigh plays Cynthia, a young lady in waiting to Queen Elizabeth I (Flora Robson, Wuthering Heights) who catches the eye of English spy Michael Ingolby - played by Leigh's future husband Laurence Olivier.
- Dark Journey (1937) - In this romantic thriller, Leigh stars as Madeleine Goddard, a Frenchwoman living in neutral Sweden during World War I. Madeleine decides to join the war effort and volunteers as a spy. She's assigned to get close to a German officer, played by Conrad Veidt, the future Major Strasser of Casablanca.
- Storm in a Teacup (1937) - Frank Burdon (Rex Harrison, My Fair Lady) is a new reporter on a small Scottish newspaper who is assigned to do a story on local politician William Gow - and promptly falls in love Gow's daughter, Vickie (Leigh).
- St. Martin's Lane (1938) - Charles Staggers (Charles Laughton, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Mutiny on the Bounty), a street performer who recites dramatic monologues, spots a young pickpocket, Libby (Leigh), plying her trade; after noticing her musical talents, he brings her into his act. This comedy was released in the U.S. with the title Sidewalks of London.
The collection will include LPCM 2.0 Mono (Blu-ray)/Dolby Digital 2.0 mono (DVD) audio, a bonus featurette with Leigh biographer Anne Edwards, a 16-page booklet with a new essay by Leigh biographer Kendra Bean, and the original theatrical trailers.
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