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12th February 2013 17:00:00
Posted by Anthony Nield

The Amazing Mr Blunden in March

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From the creator of the The Railway Children comes the equally magical and much-loved classic THE AMAZING MR BLUNDEN, which finally gets a long-awaited DVD re-release from Second Sight Films.

This powerful British drama from the late Lionel Jeffries is based on Antonia Barbar’s novel The Ghosts and stars a stellar cast of British acting talent including Laurence Naismith, Lynne Frederick and Diana Dors. It has been hugely in demand but unavailable for many years and now comes to DVD on 11 March 2013.

A mysterious and kindly old solicitor called Mr Blunden pays a visit to recently widowed Mrs Allen and her children offering her the position of caretaker at a derelict country mansion. Struggling in their cramped London flat they cannot refuse and soon arrive at their new home. More surprises are in store when the children not only encounter the ghosts of two previous young residents but also find themselves going back in time to help them right a 100-year-old wrong.

The Amazing Mr Blunden was selected by Mark Gatiss as his neglected classic of the 1970s on Radio Four’s The Film Programme.

You can read our review of the long out-of-print Anchor Bay edition here.

About Anthony Nield
Anthony hails from Cheltenham and has been writing about film for the best part of a decade. His particular obsessions include British and experimental cinema, non-fiction, and films that have fallen by the wayside. You'll find him reviewing such works in the DVD and Blu-ray sections, plus the occasional feature.