STUDIOCANAL is delighted to announce the release of a brand-new restoration of director Michael Winner’s (Death Wish, Hannibal Brooks) 1963 classic crime drama, WEST 11. Starring Alfred Lynch (The Hill, The Taming of the Shrew), Kathleen Breck (The Three Musketeers, ‘The Prisoner’), Eric Portman (The Canterbury Tale, The Whisperers) along with the inimitable Diana Dors (Yield to The Night, The Weak and the Wicked), this sympathetic study of rootless drifters filmed on location in Notting Hill will be available to own on DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital platforms from July 5. To celebrate the release we have TWO copies in Blu-ray up for grabs.
Based on the novel The Furnished Room by Laura Del Rivo, this stunning new restoration comes complete with exclusive new extras material and is a welcome addition to the growing Vintage Classics collection.
Michael Winner’s foray into British Social realism sees an authentic portrayal of the grittier, darker side of West London in the 60s. In Notting Hill’s jazz club, coffee bar and bedsit land of the early 1960s, Joe Beckett (Alfred Lynch) is a young unemployed misfit and drifter whose life takes a turn for the worse when he encounters Richard Dyce (Eric Portman), an ex-army officer. Dyce persuades Beckett it will be in his interests to bump off Dyce’s wealthy aunt for her money. Beckett travels to the old lady’s house on the South coast, and prepares to murder her but loses his nerve and in a struggle, accidentally pushes her down a flight of stairs, killing her anyway. After a witness reports him, Beckett returns to his digs and finds the police waiting for him. Dyce denies all involvement and Beckett turns himself in.
To be in with a chance of winning, just answer the following question.
What was the name of the Michael Winner’s 1974 revenge thriller that starred Charles Bronson?
A) Death Warrant
B) Death Wish
C) Death Becomes Her
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The closing date for entries is July 16th, and the lucky winner will be notified by email shortly after. Good luck. If you think you know the answer to the question above, then just send your entry to us via the handy little form below.