I Know Where I'm Going - Classic Powell & Pressburger ( 1945) Dvd £2.99 @ Play.com - HotUKDeals
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Having seen I Know Where I'm Going, Martin Scorsese (a huge fan of filmmakers Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger) declared that there were no more classics to be made in cinema. The film tells the story of Wendy Hiller's unromantic but determined young bride-to-be Joan Webster, setting forth to the Isle of Mull to marry an elderly millionaire. However, on reaching Kiloran she's prevented by adverse weather from reaching the island and must bunk down in a hotel with naval lieutenant and, it transpires, penniless Laird Torquil McNeil (Roger Livesey).
It's not hard to predict the outcome of this saga but getting there is a wonderful journey. Hiller, more famous for playing less pretty elders in later life in the likes of Murder on the Orient Express, is splendid as the softening pragmatist, while Livesey, frequently used by Powell/Pressburger, again embodies a combination of British no-nonsense decency and romanticism. The strongest, most magical presence in the movie, even in black and white, is that of the Scottish scenery, beautiful and volatile and somehow serving to aid and abet the happy ending.

Actors Pamela Brown, Jean Cadell, George Carney, Finlay Currie, Wendy Hiller, Catherine Lacey, John Laurie, Roger Livesey & Nancy Price
Director Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger
Certificate Universal Suitable for All
Year 1945
Screen Fullscreen 4:3
Languages English - Dolby Digital (1.0) Mono
Subtitles English for the hearing impaired
Duration 1 hour and 29 minutes (approx)
Region Region 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.
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>"Having seen I Know Where I'm Going, Martin Scorsese (a huge fan of filmmakers Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger) declared that there were no more classics to be made in cinema."

Powell and Pressburger were an amazing film partnership but Scorsese's comment is completely OTT - even after just ten seconds thought you realise there have been countless further classic films made since 1945 - including some by Powell and Pressburger themselves - "BLACK NARCISSUS' (1947) and (some would say) 'THE RED SHOES ' (1948). OK price for this one though and Wendy Hiller at her perky best.
Voted hot. Lovely film.
Good deal on the one film but this 9 disc boxset is possibly a better deal at £9.99.

In this set you get the following...

A Matter Of Life & Death
The Red Shoes
The Life & Death Of Colonel Blimp
A Canterbury Tale
I Know Where I'm Going
49th Parallel
Battle Of The River Plate
Ill Met by Moonlight
They're A Weird Mob


There is an updated version of this box set which also includes the wonderful Black Narcissus, though currently the best price for that set is £25.99 (which is still a mighty bargain for the content).
That is an excellent price - there are some great films on there-may have to buy this for my 92 year old grandad instead.................
That's a good old age. In another 50 years I'll be able to look back fondly on the cinematic classics we have today like Transformers 2, Dance Flick and Land of the Lost! :)

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