Sensation (1936) DVD
An early feature by Brian Desmond Hurst the prolific, acclaimed Belfast-born director whose numerous triumphs include the incomparable Scrooge, Malta Story and wartime epic, Theirs Was the Glory, Sensation stars John Lodge as a brash young reporter who is one step ahead of the police in a high-profile murder investigation.
Hurst and Lodge’s third film together, Sensation is featured here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.
Pat Heaton may be the best crime reporter in town but his fiancée Claire, despairing of the more tawdry aspects of his profession, makes him promise to give up the job. When a pretty waitress is found murdered, however, Pat falls in line with the rest of the ‘Murder Gang’, the pack of reporters who gather to glean stories by fair means or foul!
The British Film
The British Film collection was launched by Network Distributing in April 2013 as part of a five-year plan to release over 450 vintage British films through a deal with Studiocanal, one of Europe’s leading distribution and production companies. Many of the films have never been available to own and will benefit from new transfers, affirming Network Distributing’s commitment to classic British cinema.
Titles include significant works from studios including Associated Talking Pictures, Ealing Studios, London Films, British Lion, Associated British Picture Corporation and EMI from the Studiocanal archive.