The Good Die Young (DVD + Blu-ray)


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The Good Die Young (DVD + Blu-ray)

The Good Die Young (DVD + Blu-ray)
Directed by Lewis Gilbert

Amoral aristocrat Mile Ravencourt (Laurence Harvey, A Room at the Top) plots a daring robbery to settle his gambling debts in this taut, tough thriller played out on the shadowy streets of Post-War London.

Enlisting the aid of three men down on their luck – washed up ex-boxer (Stanley Baker, Zulu), ex-GI Joe (Richard Basehart, Moby Dick) and American airman Eddie (John Ireland, Red River) – Ravencourt’s perfectly-planned heist looks sure to pay off. But is there any such thing as a sure thing?

Boasting powerful performances from a stellar cast that also includes Gloria Grahame (The Bad and the Beautiful), Joan Collins (Cosh Boy) and Robert Morley (The Battle of the Sexes), this compelling crime picture is presented here both in its original theatrical version and in an extended export cut, originally intended for international audiences.

Special features

  • Newly remastered by the BFI and presented in High Definition and Standard Definition
  • The Good Die Young (Export Version) (1953, 101 mins, Blu-ray only): made available here for the first time, this extended overseas-only version of the film contains anti-establishment sentiments considered too strong for British audiences of the day
  • When Giants Fought (1926, 31 mins): a contentious but historic bare-knuckle conflict of 1810 is vividly revisited in this power-packed silent boxing drama, with a newly commissioned musical score by Mordecai Smyth
  • Midnight Taxi (1946, 17 mins): a London cabby uncovers the city’s secret nightlife in this surprising plug for post-war National Savings
  • Under Night Streets (1958, 20 mins): after the last tube has gone, an army of underground workers get busy down below
  • Not Like Any Other Director: Lewis Gilbert (1995, 31 mins): Michael Caine introduces the director of The Good Die Young, in this excerpt from an on-stage interview at London’s National Film Theatre
  • Image gallery
  • ***FIRST PRESSING ONLY*** Fully illustrated booklet with new writing on the film and full film credits

£20 with free UK Postage!