Kind Hearts and Coronets (Blu-ray)

A hilarious study in the gentle art of murder.
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Blu-ray Details

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 44 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region A
  • Released: September 3, 2019
  • Originally Released: 1949
  • Label: KL Studio Classics

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Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh100%

Total Count: 46


User Ratings: 9,112
Dennis Price is a polite society murderer, and the sensational Alec Guinness is all eight of the aristocratic targets on his list. Full Review
Maclean's Magazine
Oct 9, 2019
Drownings, explosions, and poisonings, their ethical status barely mentioned, let alone chastised, roll by like carriages in the park. The comedy is as black as widow's weeds. Artfulness is all. Full Review
New Yorker
Nov 22, 2019
Rating: 5/5 -- Technically brilliant and savagely funny, serial killing has never looked so much fun. Full Review
Little White Lies
Aug 18, 2011
Rating: 5/5 -- Even the title, from a poem by Tennyson, is perfect. A bona fide treat. Full Review
Daily Mail (UK)
Jun 7, 2019
Rating: 5/5 -- Amazingly courageous for its day (1949) in combining bad taste with good comedy.
London Evening Standard
Aug 19, 2011
Rating: 3.5/4 -- A diabolically clever comedy. Full Review
Film Frenzy
Sep 14, 2019
Rating: 5/5 -- At once a witty comedy of manners, a grotesque serial-killer caper and an acerbic satire on the class system. Full Review
Time Out
Aug 17, 2011

Product Description:

Kind Hearts and Coronets was voted #6 on the BFI's list of the greatest British films of all time! Sir Alec Guinness (The Lavender Hill Mob) became an international star with his extraordinary performance as eight different characters in this 1949 Eagling Studios classic. Dennis Price (The Frightened Bride) is sublime as an embittered young commoner determined to avenge his mother's unjust disinheritance by ascending to the dukedom. Unfortunately, eight relatives—all played by the incomparable Guinness—must be eliminated before he can do so. Co-starring Joan Greenwood (The Man in the White Suit), Valerie Hobson (The Bride of Frankenstein) and Hugh Griffith (Start the Revolution Without Me), with top-notch direction by the great Robert Hamer (It Always Rains on Sunday) and beautiful photography by Douglas Slocomb (The Lion in Winter). Special Features: -Audio Commentary by Film Historian Kat Hellinger -Introduction by Filmmaker John Landis -Those British Faces: Dennis Price – Featurette -Interview with Cinematographer Douglas -Slocomb -Alternate American Ending -Theatrical Trailer


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