Classic Rank Sampler – Vol. 1
4 Movies on 4 DVDs!
Ferry to Hong Kong
Robbery Under Arms
The Black Tent
The Seekers – Philip Wayne decides to build a settlement in New Zealand during the 1820s. This he does with his wife and a few faithful followers. They find the most exotic wilderness ever! All is well until he falls for the charms of a Maori chieftain’s wife. His actions lead to a revenge attack.
1954 | 91 min | Color | Optional English Subtitles: SDH† | 1.37:1/4×3 | Dolby Digital | Region 1 | NR
Ferry To Hong Kong – Orson Welles (star and director of the critically acclaimed “Citizen Kane”) stars as Captain Hart in this sea-bound adventure. When his ship is forced to accept a deportee of the Hong Kong government, Mark Conrad (Curt Jurgens), Captain Hart’s nose is put out of joint. After consistently trying to rid his ship of this unwanted passenger, he finds himself being more and more upstaged by him. Conrad attracts the attention of a glamorous schoolteacher and her pupils, and not only does his carefree attitude alter; he becomes the hero when the Captain is injured. Pirates, typhoons, shipwrecks and an all-star cast keep this film action-packed.
1959 | 104 min | Color | 2.35:1/4×3 | Dolby Digital | Region 1 | NR
Robbery Under Arms – Based on the classic adventure novel by Rolf Boldrewood, and set in the nineteenth century outback, this is the story of the biggest cattle-rustling coup in Australian history and the men who planned and executed it. Having shared the proceeds, they go their separate ways. Fate, however, has other ideas and they are brought together in a violent climax.
1957 | 101 min | Color | 1.33:1/4×3 | Dolby Digital 2.o & 5.1 Enhanced | Region 1 | NR
The Black Tent – In the final, grim days of the mid-1942 British Retreat through Libya, a young British Army officer Captain David Holland was posted as missing and later presumed dead. His country mansion and great estates in England are inherited by his younger brother Charles. Evidence emerges that David may still be alive, so Charles sets out in search of his older brother, only to uncover the great mystery of David’s life, love and ultimate honor. Filmed on location in Libya this classic tale of post war heroism provides an interesting and timely glimpse into the Bedouin culture and the struggle to reconcile life after the war.
1956 | 94 min | Color | Optional English Subtitles: SDH† | 1.78:1/16×9 Anamorphic | Dolby Digital 2.0 & 5.1 Enhanced | Region 1 | NR
• Before & After Restoration Sample
• Photo Gallery
The Seekers – Jack Hawkins, Glynis Johns, Noel Purcell, Inia Te Wiata, Kenneth Williams
Ferry To Hong Kong – Orson Welles, Curt Jurgens, Sylvia Syms, Jeremy Spenser, Noel Purcell, Margaret Withers, John Wallace
Robbery Under Arms – Peter Finch, Ronald Lewis, Maureen Swanson, David McCallum, Jill Ireland, Laurence Naismith, Jean Anderson, Ursula Finlay
The Black Tent – Anthony Steel, Donald Sinden, Anna Maria Sandri, Andre Morell, Ralph Truman, Donald Pleasence, Anthony Bushell, Michael CraigDirected by
The Seekers – Ken Annakin
Ferry To Hong Kong – Lewis Gilbert
Robbery Under Arms – Jack Lee
The Black Tent – Brian Desmond Hurst