Eclipse Series 36: Three Wicked Melodramas from Gainsborough Pictures (2012)
The Man in Grey (1943) / Madonna of the Seven Moons (1945) / The Wicked Lady (1945)
3xDVD9 | ISO+MDS | NTSC 4:3 | 330 mins | 19,4 Gb
Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 384 Kbps | Subtitles: English SDH
Genre: Drama, Classics
During the 1940s, realism reigned in British cinema - but not at Gainsborough Pictures. The studio, which had been around since the twenties, found new success with a series of pleasurably preposterous costume melodramas. Audiences ate up these overheated films, which featured a stable of charismatic stars, including James Mason, Margaret Lockwood, Stewart Granger, and Phyllis Calvert. Though the movies were immensely profitable in wartime and immediately after, Gainsborough did not outlive the decade. This set brings together a trio of the studio’s most popular films from this era - florid, visceral tales of secret identities, multiple personalities, and romantic betrayals.