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Four New Exclusives from MovieMail

Our favourite independent DVD and Blu-ray retailer has announced four new exclusive titles for May. I Was an Adventuress and Royal Flash are available to buy now, with Ride Lonesome and Time of the Gypsies released on May 27th. Details below…

I Was an Adventuress

A delightful crime comedy drama starring Peter Lorre, Erich von Stroheim and - in a rare big screen appearance - world-famous ballerina Vera Zorina as con artists who mingle with Europe's high society searching for victims. Posing as the fabulously glamorous Countess Tanya Vronsky, a poor young ballet dancer (Zorina) assists her two accomplices (Lorre & von Stroheim) in fleecing wealthy victims with their fake jewellery scam. Then Tanya meets the dashing young Paul Vernay (Richard Greene). At first she wants to rob him. Then she decides she wants to marry him and leave her criminal past behind her. Her accomplices agree - but only if she'll join them in one last, big swindle.


Royal Flash

Malcolm McDowell stars as ne'er-do-well Harry Flashman in this outrageous period comedy adapted from George MacDonald Fraser’s novel. It is 19th Century Europe and Captain Harry Flashman (McDowell) is a gutless bully who seeks admission into European high society. Seeing a chance to promote their own menacing political schemes, devious Otto von Bismarck (Oliver Reed) and Rudi Von Sternberg (Alan Bates) convince Flashman to disguise himself as a Prussian nobleman so that he can marry a gorgeous duchess (Britt Ekland). However, the hoax is discovered, and Flashman flees the continent, experiencing one calamity after another – as well as some of history's most significant events – in this hilarious romp.

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Ride Lonesome

A top class 'Ranown Western' from the partnership of Budd Boetticher and Randolph Scott. A wanted murderer, Billy John, is captured by bounty hunter Ben Brigade (Randolph Scott), who intends to take him to Santa Cruz to be hanged. Brigade stops at a staging post, where he saves the manager's wife from an Indian attack, and enlists the help of two outlaws to continue his journey more safely. However, the Indian attacks persist, and the outlaws plan to take Billy for themselves, tempted by the offer of amnesty for his captor. Brigade has plans of his own however...


Time of the Gypsies

A vivd, magical, powerful film from Emir Kusturica, in which a young gypsy with telekinetic powers is seduced by a world of petty crime that threatens to destroy him and those he loves. Grand, surreal, absorbing, fantastical - this is many films in one which cannot help but mark itself indelibly on the viewer.


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