Blu-ray Release: Two British Wartime Classics: The Sea Shall Not Have Them & Albert R.N.

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Jan. 23, 2024
Price: Blu-ray $22.49
Studio: Cohen Media / Kino Lorber

Cohen Media and Kino Lorber will issue a pair of British World War II dramas directed by the genre journeyman Lewis Gilbert (Alfie, You Only Live Twice) early in his career.

The Sea Shall Not Have Them (1954)

The Sea Shall Not Have Them (1954): In Lewis Gilbert’s memorable WWII saga, four Allied men struggle to survive in a lifeboat on the North Sea after their plane is shot down. One of the men carries secret documents that can save London from Nazi destruction. In a daring race against time, will their rescuers save them before Nazi U-boats, stormy seas, exposure, and enemy-mined waters kill them?

Albert R.N. (1953): In this genuinely gripping WWII piece based on true events, a group of British POWs suspects that there is a German spy in its midst after several escape attempts are foiled. Deftly directed by Gilbert and supported by Jack Asher’s moody cinematography, ALBERT R.N. stands beside paragons of the genre such as STALAG 17 and THE GREAT ESCAPE.

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