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Eclipse Series 30: Sabu! (1937-1942) [Criterion Collection]

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Eclipse Series 30: Sabu! (1937-1942) [Criterion Collection]

Elephant Boy (1937)
This black and white movie is based on Rudyard Kipling's "Toomai, of the Elephants", in which a small native lad claims he knows the congregating place of the elephant hordes.

Eclipse Series 25: Basil Dearden’s London Underground (1959-1962) [Criterion Collection]

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Eclipse Series 25: Basil Dearden’s London Underground (1959-1962) [Criterion Collection]

Sapphire (1959)
Two Scotland Yard detectives (Nigel Patrick and Michael Craig) investigate the murder of a young woman of mixed race who had been passing for white. As they interview a spate of suspects -- including the girl's white boyfriend and his disapproving parents -- the investigators wade through a stubbornly entrenched sludge of racism and bigotry. Director Basil Dearden won a British Academy Award for his deft, sensitive hand at the helm.

Eclipse Series 25: Basil Dearden’s London Underground (1959-1962) [Criterion Collection]

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Eclipse Series 25: Basil Dearden’s London Underground (1959-1962) [Criterion Collection]

Eclipse Series 25: Basil Dearden’s London Underground (1959-1962) [Criterion Collection, Eclipse Series]
DVD Video, 2 x DVD9 + 2 x DVD5 | 4 x ~ 1hr 30mn | NTSC 16:9 | 720x480 | ~ 21.5 Gb
English: Dolby AC3, 1 ch | Subtitles: English
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Comedy, Music | Director: Basil Dearden

After mastering the mix of comedy, suspense, and horror that helped define the golden age of British cinema, Basil Dearden (along with his producing partner Michael Relph) left the legendary Ealing Studios and struck out on his own. In the late fifties and early sixties, he created a series of gripping, groundbreaking, even controversial films that dealt with racism, homophobia, and the lingering effects of World War II, noir-tinged dramas that burrowed into corners of London rarely seen on-screen. This set of elegantly crafted films brings this quintessential figure of British cinema out of the shadows.