Actors:Peter Sellers, Ian Carmichael, Irene Handl, William Hartnell, Joan Hickson Directors:John Boulting, Sidney Gilliat, Roy Boulting Producers:Sidney Gilliat, Roy Boulting, Frank Launder Format: PAL Number of discs: 4 Classification: PG Studio: Studiocanal DVD Release Date: 16 Oct. 2006 Run Time: 300 minutes
A comic actor who first came to attention on the popular radio series The Goon Show, Peter Sellers remains one of the world’s most acclaimed comedy stars. Graduating from radio and TV to significant film roles, Sellers demonstrated a remarkable gift for character transformation.
The three films in this exclusive box-set are from the late 50s / early 60s period of Sellers’ career before he became an international star as Inspector Clouseau. I’m All Right, Jack (1959) won Sellers a BAFTA for Best Actor as a naïve ex-soldier looking to get ahead in business who unwittingly ends up as a pawn in the machinations between management and the trade unions; Only Two Can Play (1962) sees Sellers as John Lewis, a bored librarian tempted by the wife of a local councilor - risky stuff in a small Welsh Valley town; and finally Heavens Above! (1963), a British comedy of manners par excellence in which Sellers’ socialist priest is mistakenly sent to an upper-crust parish. The box-set is completed by a definitive collection of his very best work on TV: The Very Best of Peter Sellers.
These discs are (PAL) format, and will work on all modern Australian & European DVD players.