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Screen Icons: Attenborough & Depardieu in July

Optimum Home Entertainment have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of two Screen Icons collections in July. Focussing on Richard Attenborough and Gerard Depardieu, more details follow…

14th July 2008

Screen Icons: Richard Attenborough Collection - £44.99 - Featuring a range of his best roles, from the iconic Carol Reed / Graham Greene collaboration Brighton Rock, a BAFTA nominated turn in The Angry Silence to his everyman in stirring wartime classic Dunkirk, by way of some light relief in the classic Boulting Bros comedies Private’s Progress and Brothers in Law, this collection salutes an actor whose onscreen talents deserve to be lauded as richly as his considerable achievements in directing. Also included are a further two titles, both making their UK DVD debuts - The Ship That Died of Shame and The Man Upstairs.

There are no extras.

28th July 2008

Screen Icons: Gerard Depardieu Collection - £34.99 - Born in Indre in 1948, Gérard Depardieu notoriously spent many of his formative years as a delinquent, living a transitory life until he was taken in by a small travelling theatre troupe and his acting career began. Bertrand Blier (director of Buffet Froid, included in this set) gave Depardieu his first big break in Les Valseuses that became a massive hit in France, thus establishing him as a star. Frighteningly prolific since then, this set features him in Buffet Froid, Mon Pere Ce Hero, Le Colonel Chabert and Tous Les Matins du Monde.

All titles are listed as widescreen with French language and English subtitles. The only title with extras is Tous Les Matins du Monde, which offers a making-of featurette and trailer.

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