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Three from Network in September

Network Distributing have announced three addition to their British Film range for release during September. From the press releases…

John Hurt takes the title role in this study of a man’s journey to self-discovery in the frozen isolation of Antarctica. MR. FORBUSH AND THE PENGUINS (PG) is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements and will be available on DVD from 9 September.

Life for Richard Forbush, brilliant biology student and conceited philanderer, is one long round of eat, drink and be merry, but his decision to accept a six-month research post in the Antarctic, making the first detailed study of a penguin colony, changes all that. Living in Shackleton’s derelict hut, Forbush is alone at the frozen edge of the world, his only links to civilisation a two-way radio and letters to his elusive would-be girlfriend, Tara, in London. Through an often ferocious winter in the company of the penguins, he grows increasingly attached to his hardy, endearing subjects – learning profound lessons in endurance and humility.

John Hurt’s co-stars include Hayley Mills (The Love Boat, Wild At Heart) and Dudley Sutton (Lovejoy, Boon) in a script from award-winning writer Anthony Shaffer (The Wicker Man, Frenzy) with wildlife sequences shot by multi-award-winning filmmaker Arne Sucksdorff.


• Instant play facility
• Music suite of Oscar-winning composer John Addison's original score
• Image gallery
• Promotional material PDF

Richard Warwick and Joanna Lumley star in the sexy, exuberant comedy charting the travails of a young guardsman learning to become an officer. Adapting his bestselling novel, THE BREAKING OF BUMBO draws on the youthful experiences of director Andrew Sinclair (Under Milk Wood). A time-capsule portrait of military rigour competing with the era’s burgeoning sexual and social freedoms, set against a picture-postcard backdrop of Swinging-Sixties London, THE BREAKING OF BUMBO the film is presented uncut in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited cinema aspect ratio. The DVD is available to own on 23 September 2013.

Bumbo Bailey, a newly commissioned Ensign of the Household Brigade, considers his social life every bit as important as his military career. But his troubles begin when he falls in with the luscious Susie and her friend Jock, whose principal occupation is organizing anti-war demonstrations. When they decide to protest outside Wellington Barracks, Bumbo’s military career is soon in jeopardy!


• Full frame as-filmed version of main feature
• Original theatrical trailer
• Image Gallery
• Promotional PDFs

Packed with mistaken identities, assumed names, confusion, double-takes and triple entendres, NOT NOW COMRADE is an uproarious British movie farce from 1977 featuring a stellar line-up that includes comedy veterans Leslie Phillips, Roy Kinnear, June Whitfield, Ian Lavender, Windsor Davies and Don Estelle. It’s available to own on 30 September 2013.

NOT NOW COMRADE tells the story of Rudi, a Russian ballet star who defects to the West, and the chaos that befalls those who try to help him… not least London stripper Barbara, with whom he decides to take refuge!

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