Win copies of The Rebel & The Punch and Judy Man on Blu-ray

Casimir Harlow

Blu-ray Reviewer
Network Distributing are pleased to announce newly restored releases of The Rebel & The Punch and Judy Man - On Blu-ray, DVD + Amazon Video - Mon 30th September. To celebrate the release we are giving YOU a chance to win a copy of BOTH on Blu-ray.

The British comedian and sitcom legend Tony Hancock only appeared in a handful of films, making his first feature film-starring role in the 1961 comedy The Rebel (he was nominated for a BAFTA for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles in 1962). This clever comedy from long-time collaborators Ray Galton and Alan Simpson is a witty satire that vigorously ridicules effete pseudo-intellectualism, middle-class pretensions and bohemian artiness.

When Anthony Hancock, a self-taught artist with an enthusiasm that far exceeds any ability, throws in his monotonous office job to live the dream, his genius goes unappreciated by the local peasantry. He decides there's only one place for his talents to flower - amongst the beatniks and bohemians of Paris!

Following the success of The Rebel, and seeking a more international audience, Hancock split with Galton and Simpson over proposed feature film projects he thought unsuitable for him - one being the unearthed complete screenplay for ‘The Day Off’ found in Galton’s cellar in 2010. Subsequently he went on to star in his second and final starring role in The Punch and Judy Man.

Content to scratch out a living in the faded seaside town of Piltdown, puppeteer Wally Pinner (Hancock) is unhappily married to Delia, a gift-shop owner with social pretensions. When Wally is invited to perform at the town's anniversary gala reception, however, Delia scents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to raise the couple’s social standing...

Hancock gave a memorable performance in this bittersweet comedy of small-town snobbery and one-upmanship which co-starred Sylvia Syms and featured Barbara Murray, Ronald Fraser, John Le Mesurier and Hugh Lloyd.

Never before released on Blu-ray, both The Rebel & The Punch and Judy Man are presented here as brand-new High Definition transfers from the original film elements in their original theatrical aspect ratios and will be released on Blu-ray, DVD and Amazon Video on Monday 30th September.

They are released as part of The British Film collection which boasts a plethora of British Comedies including; Powell & Pressburger’s Oh… Rosalinda!, The Likely Lads, Man About the House, Till Death Us Do Part, No Kidding, There Was A Crooked Man and many more - To see a list of upcoming titles and those already available please visit -

Network Distributing present The Rebel & The Punch and Judy Man - On Blu-ray, DVD + Amazon Video - Mon 30th September.

Pre-order from Amazon HERE

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