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The full press release is here:

http://www.screendaily.com/news/uk-ireland/network-distributing-acquires-rights-to-450-films-from-studiocanal-library/5049999.article#

These titles include significant works from studios including Associated Talking Pictures, Ealing, London Films, British Lion, Associated British Picture Corporation and EMI.

The deal covers home entertainment rights including DVD, Blu-ray, DTO and iTunes.

Network will offer new transfers for all the titles (in original aspect ratios), and the releases will start from April 2013.

Directors included include Carol Reed, Lewis Gilbert, Cy Endfield, Charles Crichton and Michael Winner.

Titles set for release in 2013 include:

The Ealing Rarities Collections, including Penny Paradise, Midshipman Easy, Escape, The Impassive Footman
The Man Who Haunted Himself
Edgar Wallace’s The Four Just Men and Flying 55
Horrors of the Black Museum
Spanish Fly
Some People
On the Fiddle


Potentially some interesting films possible. Haven't seen HORRORS OF THE BLACK MUSEUM for a long time and the OOP Cinema Club DVD is pricey now so that's welcome.
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Looking forward to seeing what they will be releasing.
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Provisional schedule is floating around..

April:
Ealing Rarities volume one:
- ESCAPE (1930)
- CHEER UP! (1936)
- PENNY PARADISE (1940)
- WEST OF ZANZIBAR (1954)
THE HOUSE IN NIGHTMARE PARK (1973)
FLYING FIFTY-FIVE (1939 - Edgar Wallace)
SPANISH FLY (1976)
MAN AT THE TOP (1973)
ON THE FIDDLE (1961)

May:
Ealing Rarities volume two:
- MIDSHIPMAN EASY (1935)
- BRIEF ECSTASY (1938)
- THE BIG BLOCKADE (1942)
- THE FOUR JUST MEN (1939)
HANDGUN (1983)
PERFECT FRIDAY (1971)
KONGA (1961)
THE MAN WHO HAUNTED HIMSELF (1970)
KEEP IT UP DOWNSTAIRS (1976)
THE FOUR JUST MEN (1939 - Edgar Wallace - same as in Ealing Rarities 2 set)

June:
Ealing Rarities volume three:
- CHAMPAGNE CHARLIE (1944)
- DEATH DRIVES THROUGH (1935)
- THE IMPASSIVE FOOTMAN (1932)
- FRIEDA (1947)
DEVIL GIRL FROM MARS (1954)
HORRORS OF THE BLACK MUSEUM (1959)
THE LOVERS (1973)
THE TERROR (1939 - Edgar Wallace)
THE ELSTREE STORY (1953)
SOME PEOPLE (1962)


I'm hoping we'll get more later genre titles after.
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MAN AT THE TOP (1973)

I've only recently done a deal with someone for the rare Thorn EMI tape too.  ???
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