The 1972 British children’s drama The Amazing Mr Blunden gets a proper UK DVD release from Second Sight Films on Monday 11 March 2013.
Based on Antonia Barber’s 1969 novel The Ghosts, this enchanting tale was directed by the veteran actor Lionel Jeffries (who also brought The Railway Children to the big screen). Part-pantomime, part-Dickensian drama, where humour and sadness intertwine superbly, The Amazing Mr Blunden is a powerful, absorbing ghost story that deserves revisiting.
After a First World War widow moves her family into a derelict Home Counties mansion, her children Lucy (Lynne Frederick) and Jamie (Garry Miller) are visited by the ghosts of two children – Sara (The Devil Rides Out’s Rosalyn Landor) and Georgie (Marc Granger) – who relate their tragic deaths at the hands of their abusive guardians 100 years ago. They also encounter the spirit of lawyer Mr Blunden (Jeffries), who feels responsible for the children’s deaths.
With the aid of a time-travel potion, Lucy and Jamie return to 1818 where they attempt to stop their uncle’s alcoholic mother-in-law, Mrs Wickens (Diana Dors), from succeeding in doing away with Sara and Georgie for their inheritance.
The Amazing Mr Blunden is one of those perfect rainy Sunday afternoon films that belongs in every family’s film collection, and we have three copies of the DVD to give away, courtesy of Second Sight Films. To be in with a chance of winning, answer the following question…
Q: Which character does Diana Dors play in The Amazing Mr Blunden?
• Mrs Ardoy
• Mrs Wickens
• Mrs Psaltery
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED AND THE WINNERS ARE DAVID JACKSON, DANIELLE PREIRA & DAWN DAVIS, WHO WILL ALL BE CONTACTED VIA EMAIL. CONGRATULATIONS!
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