Rent Children's Film Foundation: Vol.3 (1985)

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In urgent need of an escapist afternoon of no-nonsense nostalgic fun? Look no further! You've hit the motherlode with this deluxe duvet-ready binge-watch assortment of mini-masterpieces from the Children's Film Foundation - Britain's best-loved makers of quality children's cinema for kids young and old, from the baggy trousered 1950's to the elastane-clad 1980's. Whatever kind of retrovision sugar-kick you're craving, you'll find a sweet spot here, lavishly ladled into a bumper box serving up nine lovingly crafted full-fat vintage feature film delicacies with a side order of awesome extras.
So go tell your 'smart home' to put a sock in it, fetch some tins of Panda Pops and take time out for a riotous old-school gogglebox bonanza! Catch some rays in Gibraltar with George 'Minder' Cole while you consider 'The Clue of the Missing Ape', head off hop-picking alongside Melvyn 'Summer Holiday' Hayes for an 'Adventure in the Hopfields' and make an absolute ass of yourself in the idyllic Irish countryside astride Tim Driscoll's Donkey! Ride on the footplate there and back again with Ronnie 'Porridge' Barker and Jon 'Dr Who' Pertwee in 'Runaway Railway', remember there's no jacket required for tousle-haired junior cattleman Phil 'Sussudio' Collins as he herds 'Calamity the Cow', and get shaken, not stirred, as Judy 'Keeping Up Appearances' Cornwell stars in Swinging Sixties junior spy caper 'Cry Wolf'! Copy, copy, good buddy! Watch out for smokeys, bears and bandits as you join the convoy British-style in 'Big Wheels and Sailor', run from the rozzers with David 'Blake's Seven' Jackson as he blags a Breakout and go caving in 'Ye Olde England: it's Exploits at West Poley', starring Brenda 'My Left Foot' Fricker! Carry On laughing with Brit-comedy legend Peter Butterworth in three rare slapstick comedy shorts, 'Watch Out!, That's an Order and Playground Express', then find out what kids had to do for fun before the internet was invented in Our Magazine No 2. And as if all that wasn't enough, in new mini-doc 'Before Its Time: The Battle of Billy's Pond', CFF alumnus Harley Cokeliss revisits his eco-aware film for the Foundation.
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Frank Wells, Roger Proudlock, Gilbert Church, George H. Brown, Ian Dalrymple, Jeni Cole, Pamela Lonsdale
James Andrew Hall, Thomas Hardy, Donald Carter, Gilbert Hackforth-Jones, Margaret Hackforth-Jones, James Hill, Frank Wells, John Cresswell, Molly Thorp, Nora Lavin, Terry Bishop, Mary Cathcart Borer, Patricia Latham, Henry Geddes, Michael Barnes, David Eastman, Kerry Eastman, Doug Aitken, Annie Aitken, Leo Eaton
BFI Video
British Films, Action & Adventure, Children & Family, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Kids’ TV
Release Date:
Run Time:
505 minutes
English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour and B & W
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following films:
- The Clue of the Missing Ape (1953)
- Adventure in the Hopfields (1954)
- Tim Driscoll's Donkey (1955)
- Special Features
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following films:
- Runaway Railway (1965)
- Calamity the Cow (1967)
- Cry Wolf (1968)
- Special Features
Disc 3:
This disc includes the following films:
- Big Wheels and Sailor (1979)
- Breakout (1984)
- Exploits at West Poley (1985)
- Special Features

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