Diana Dors Double-Bill (BFI) in June
Following last year's release of two early Peter Sellers films, the next release in the BFI's Adelphi Collection DVD strand is a double-dose of effervescent vintage comedy starring Britain's blondest bombshell, the one-and-only Diana Dors, at her saucy best. Is Your Honeymoon Really Necessary (1953), which also stars David Tomlinson and Sid James, and My Wife's Lodger (1952) are released on 21st June 2010 as a double-feature Dual Format Edition (DVD & Blu-ray). Both films are directed by Maurice Elvey.
With striking new transfers taken from the original negatives preserved at the BFI National Archive, both films are made available here for the first time. They are packaged with an illustrated booklet featuring original promotional materials and specially commissioned essays, including 'Diana Dors, My Mother' by Diana's son Jason Lake, 'David Tomlinson and I' by David Tomlinson's widow Audrey and 'That Diana Dors Moment' by Damon Wise, author of Come By Sunday: The Fabulous, Ruined Life of Diana Dors. There are no other extras.
Adelphi Films was a small British company run by Arthur Dent and his sons that produced more than thirty films in the 1940s and 1950s. Sid James, Diana Dors, Ted Ray, Petula Clark, Ronnie Corbett, Rolf Harris and Prunella Scales are just some of the many well-loved performers who appeared before Adelphi's cameras early on in their careers. Adelphi is now managed by Arthur Dent's granddaughter Kate Lees.
RRP is £19.99.
Disc 1: BD50 / 1080p / 24fps / PCM mono audio (48k/24-bit)
Disc 2: DVD9 / PAL / PCM mono audio (48k/16-bit)
Both discs feature English HOH subtitles.