britannia hospital dvd

Britannia Hospital is the final film in the acclaimed Mick Travis trilogy from director Lindsay Anderson and writer David Sherwin, Alan Bates, Robbie Coltrane, Richard Griffiths, Joan Plowright, Robin Askwith and Mark Hamill lead an eclectic all-star cast in the biting black comedy that also features original music by Alan Price. It is a very loose end to the trilogy, but a stark statement of itself. The card with the original poster is great. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 6, 2010. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 11, 2020. Welcome to Britannia Hospital, an esteemed English institution marking its gala anniversary with a visit by the Queen Mother herself. One of the minor and somewhat incidental character's name was changed to Mick Travis. Originally, I wanted to see the late Leonard Rossiter(The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin) in a starring role. This film is completely nuts, a very early 1980 technological-black-comedy mixed in with the usual labour disputes, picketing and police violence and that happens to be filmed in a hospital setting. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 23, 2020. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. Leonard Rossiter, Brian Pettifer, John Moffatt, Fulton Mackay, Vivian Pickles, Reviewed in the United States on September 23, 2003. Everybody in the hospital, from the cooks who refuse to cook, to the painters who couldn't care less to get their job done, to an African cannibalistic dictator (a la Amin Dada) whom demonstrators want expelled from the hospital and tried, will contribute to making HRH's visit (and Mick Travis's life) a true nightmare. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. If... you want to stay a Lucky Man, don't enter Britannia Hospital, Reviewed in the United States on August 13, 2007, *** This comment may contain spoilers ***, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 26, 2008. And it subsequently killed this film like a James Bond movie would if it didn't have much James Bond in it. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. The script and preproduction were already under way before Malcolm McDowell became involved with the film, and he … I'm sorry. After Michael Powell, there is only Derek Jarman - and Anderson. ]) Would buy from this seller again. Crowden is very creepy and so so positive as Prof. Miller. There are some interesting cameos as well. But when investigative reporter Mick Travis (McDowell) arrives to cover the celebration, he finds the hospital under siege by striking workers, ruthless unions, violent demonstrators, racist aristocrats, an African cannibal dictator and sinister human experiments financed by the Japanese. As advertised. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. British cinema is all too short of visionaries. I can't be satisfied after "O Lucky Man!". Please try again. On the television screens there are bombings, battery chickens and wars which stoned technicians giggle at; outside the gates there are Human Rights demonstrators protesting at the presence of a genocidal African dictator in the Private Wing. When I watched it, I was overcome by a sense of finality. Britannia Hospital is the final film in the acclaimed Mick Travis trilogy from director Lindsay Anderson and writer David Sherwin, Alan Bates, Robbie Coltrane, Richard Griffiths, Joan Plowright, Robin Askwith and Mark Hamill lead an eclectic all-star cast in the biting black comedy that … Originally, I wanted to see the late Leonard Rossiter(The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin) in a starring role. And it has beautiful moments. I can't be satisfied after "O Lucky Man!". If.... (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]. Please try again. As a fan of Lindsey Anderson's work,I enjoyed this intense film,continuing to follow the McDowell charachter of Michael Travis.The telephone system then comes in for a bashing also.The militant ground level staff were typical of the time,and the insane surgeon of Lucky Man also lived again,to cause havoc again.Some disturbing physical moments,ahead of their time in technical portrayal.A documentary director,who will always be honoured,from IF in the beginning through to this gem. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Malcolm McDowell, Mark Hamill, Alan Bates. Anderson ended this trilogy of movies on a realistic, but bleak note. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 11, 2020. I think that it is now hard to watch as anything but an end of a trilogy("If...", "O Lucky Man! To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Like the others, a definite statement about the future is open. I think that it is now hard to watch as anything but an end of a trilogy("If...", "O Lucky Man! See it, and see what British cinema lacks nowadays. This film is completely nuts, a very early 1980 technological-black-comedy mixed in with the usual labour disputes, picketing and police violence and that happens to be filmed in a hospital setting. The story is split between a secret investigation & the royal opening of a new research wing on the hosptial grounds and the union problems that were and still are causing hell in the main hosptial. A booklet of extras and plenty of extras on the disc. Britannia Hospital was initially a disappointment because it is generally considered to be the third part of the Mick Travis trilogy, which it isn't. That makes it more enjoyable. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Crowden is very creepy and so so positive as Prof. Miller.

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