STUDIOCANAL TO RELEASE 60TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF ‘HOBSON’S CHOICE’ ON 5 MAY, 2014

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STUDIOCANAL IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY RELEASE OF HOBSON’S CHOICE

ON FULLY RESTORED DVD, BLU-RAY & EST RELEASE 5th MAY 2014.

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HOBSON’S CHOICE

DIRECTED BY: DAVID LEAN

 STARRING: CHARLES LAUGHTON (Spartacus, Mutiny on the Bounty),  BRENDA DE BANZIE (The Man Who Knew Too Much, The Pink Panther) & JOHN MILLS (Ghandi, Bean, Great Expectations)

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Digitally restored and featuring brand new extras, HOBSON’S CHOICE is a timeless masterpiece that marked a temporary return to DAVID LEAN’s period of Dickens adaptions (Great Expectations, Oliver Twist), with the film going on to win multiple awards.

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Henry Horatio Hobson (Academy Award® winner CHARLES LAUGHTON) is the owner of a well-established boot shop in nineteenth century Salford, Lancashire and the father of three daughters.

The eldest, Maggie (BRENDA DE BANZIE), shoulders both home and business responsibilities while Hobson whiles the time away at the local pub. The younger sisters are both being courted by neighbours, but Hobson refuses to give the couples settlements.

Maggie becomes tired of his oafish behaviour and decides to take matters into her own hands by seeking a husband. Much to the hilarity and consternation of her father, Maggie sets her sights on shy Will Mossop (JOHN MILLS), Hobson’s master boot-maker. Together they set up a rival boot shop, with Maggie soon turning her mind to helping her sisters marry their chosen partners.

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Brand New Extras: Interviews with Prunella Scales and Associate Producer and Co-Writer Norman Spencer

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Blu-Ray Tech Specs: Feature Running Time: 106 mins approx / Feature Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1 / Region B / HD Standard 1080p / 2.0 Mono LPCM / Black and White / English / HOH Subtitles.

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DVD Tech Specs: Feature Running Time: 104 mins approx / Feature Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1 / Region 2 / 2.0 Mono / Black and White PAL / English / HOH Subtitles.

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Release Date: 5 May, 2014

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