Rent Yesterday's Enemy (1959)

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1h 31min
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Synopsis:
Burma, 1942. Captain Langford (Stanley Baker) leads the remnants of his unit through the steaming jungle swamps, pursued by Japanese soldiers. Langford and his men secure a small village and discover a map which Langford believes holds crucial information about Japanese troop movements. He is prepared to murder a Burmese informer and innocent villagers to unlock the map's secrets. The tables are turned when Langford is captured by the similarly ruthless Major Yamazaki (Philip Ahn). He reminds the Captain that in total war, honour is the first casualty...
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Directors:
Producers:
Michael Carreras
Writers:
Peter R. Newman
Others:
Laurence Olivier
Studio:
Sony
Genres:
British Films, Action & Adventure, Classics, Drama
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
04/10/2010
Run Time:
91 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Picture Gallery
BBFC:
Release Date:
30/07/2018
Run Time:
95 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
Bonus:
  • Alternative feature presentations: the uncensored UK theatrical version; and the US theatrical version, with toned-down dialogue
  • The Guardian Interview with Val Guest (2005, 46 mins): archival audio recording of the celebrated filmmaker in conversation with Jonathan Rigby at London's National Film Theatre
  • Total War: Inside 'Yesterday's Enemy' (2018, 27 mins): new and exclusive documentary written and directed by Hammer expert Marcus Hearn, narrated by Claire Louise Amias and featuring film historians Alan Barnes and Jonathan Rigby
  • Hammer's Women:Edwina Carroll (2018, 8 mins): critic and author Becky Booth on the popular Burmese-born actress
  • Stephen Laws Introduces 'Yesterday's Enemy' (2018, 9 mins): a concise appreciation by the acclaimed horror author
  • New Territory (2018, 13 mins): an analysis of the film by British-film expert Professor Steve Chibnall
  • Frontline Dispatches (2018, 8 mins): second assistant director Hugh Harlow and props chargehand Peter Allchorne recall their time working on the film
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery: promotional photography and publicity material
  • World premiere on Blu-ray

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