An opportunity to buy a brand-new PAL DVD of one of THE great British romantic adventure films made in the 1930s:
The Scarlet Pimpernel, 1934, starring Leslie Howard and Merle Oberon
Running Time: circa 93 minutes
The source material is excellent – providing superb picture with great black-and-white contrast and excellent sound quality. But note that, for some reason, the closing “End” titles are completely missing, and thus the film ends abruptly.
Your brand-new DVD disc will be copied from this source material (without any artwork), and will be supplied in a clear plastic wallet, NOT in a DVD case.
Note that the picture attached is for illustrative purposes only.
An Alexander Korda Production
Directed by Harold Young
Photography: Harold Rosson
Based on the play The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy and Montagu Barstow (London, 5 Jan 1905) and the novel The Scarlet Pimpernel by Orczy (New York, 1908)
IMPORTANT NOTE for American, Canadian and other non-Region 2 buyers:
You will need a multi-region DVD player to play this disc, or you can view it using one of your computer DVD play-back programmes.
Synopsis: In 1792, the Prince of Wales (Nigel Bruce) reviews his palace guards. Upon hearing the news that dozens of French aristocrats have been executed by the new French Republican government, the prince expresses his pride that a group of British royals, led by a man known only as 'The Scarlet Pimpernel,' have perplexed the French with their daring rescues.…..
Please read all the details of this listing so you know exactly what you are buying.
What will I receive? Your film will come on a DVD-R disc in a plastic DVD sleeve with no artwork. The title of the film will be written on the sleeve for your convenience.
Region 2 - PAL
Note: This DVD does not contain any menus.
® This film is now in the PUBLIC DOMAIN.
® Original British release date: 23 December 1934
® British copyright law states generally that British-made films enter the public domain in the 70th year after the film’s first release. “The Scarlet Pimpernel” was first released in 1934 and therefore entered the public domain in 2005, as from the 1st January that year.
Leslie Howard as Sir Percy Blakeney/The Scarlet Pimpernel
Merle Oberon as Lady Blakeney, née Marguerite St. Just
Raymond Massey as Citizen Chauvelin
Nigel Bruce as The Prince of Wales
Bramwell Fletcher as The Priest
Walter Rilla as Armand St. Just
Anthony Bushell as Sir Andrew Ffoulkes
O. B. Clarence as Count de Tournay
Mabel Terry-Lewis as Countess de Tournay
Ernest Milton as Robespierre
Philip Strange as Member of the League