Blu-ray Release: The Virgin Soldiers

Blu-ray Release Date: Aug. 21, 2018
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

Set in 1950 during the Malayan Emergency, the 1969 film The Virgin Soldiers is part service comedy, part serious look at the end of the British Empire, as seen through the eyes of more or less innocent recruits to the National Service.

Hywel Bennett and Lynn Redgrave in The Virgin Soldiers

Brilliantly navigating the shifting tone are the divine Lynn Redgrave (Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask), Nigel Davenport (Nighthawks), Hywel Bennett, Rachel Kempson, and Jack Shepherd. Directed by John Dexter, the movie was shot on location in Singapore and Malaya by one of the great British cinematographers of the 1960s, Kenneth Higgins (Georgy Girl, Darling).

Special features on this Twilight Edition of the film include an isolated music and effects track and an original theatrical trailer.

As supplier Twilight Time prints up only 3,000 copies of each title, be sure to head over to the Twilight Time site or that of distributor Screen Archives NOW so you can put in your prebook order!

About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.