Rent The Strange World of Gurney Slade: Series (1960)

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Synopsis:
Both firmly of its time and spectacularly ahead of it, 'The Strange World of Gurney Slade' is to television comedy what 'The Prisoner' has become to television drama - brilliantly inventive, startlingly surreal and unlike anything previously seen on television. Anthony Newley stars as an actor who walks off the set of a banal sit-com and into a fantasy world of his own imagination. In this surreal odyssey through his own personal alternative reality he indulges in random conversations with both animals and inanimate objects it s a world in which characters can step out of advertising posters and where he can hear the most intimate thoughts of passers by.
An unpredictable, absurdist fantasy, Gurney Slade created an indelible impression upon anyone who saw it.
Actors:
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Directors:
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Producers:
Alan Tarrant, Frank Godwin
Writers:
Sid Green, Richard Hills, Anthony Newley, Ken Hughes
Studio:
Network
Genres:
British TV, TV Classics, TV Comedies, TV Dramas, TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy, TV Sitcoms
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
15/08/2011
Run Time:
150 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
BBFC:
Release Date:
24/05/2021
Run Time:
156 minutes
Languages:
English LPCM Mono
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Three Saturday Spectacular shows: Featuring Anthony Newley alongside Shirley Bassey, Peter Sellers and Janette Scott, these archive rarities showcase Newley's initial attempts at building the character that would become Gurney Slade
  • 'The Small World of Sammy Lee': The classic 1963 British crime film starring Anthony Newley - also features an alternative ending and interview with Newley
  • Promotional Shorts
  • Galleries
Disc 1:
This disc includes The Strange World of Gurney Slade Episodes 1 - 6
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following:
- Three Saturday Spectacular Shows
- Special Features
Disc 3:
This disc includes the following:
- The Small World of Sammy Lee
- Special Features

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Extraordinary - The Strange World of Gurney Slade: Series review by KG

Spoiler Alert
18/02/2020

Normally I don't write reviews because I'm too busy but I'm making an exception here (albeit brief).

I could write a long essay if I had time but I'll be very brief. This is a surreal series so be warned - you'll either love it or hate it and in 1960 most viewers hated it, apparently. Personally I think it's brilliant and way, way ahead of its time. Maybe, 60 years later, it still is.

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