Withnail and I/How to Get Ahead in Advertising Blu-ray
Starring Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann, Richard Griffiths, Rachel Ward, Richard Wilson, John Shrapnel, Ralph Brown, Michael Elphick, Una Brandon-Jones, Susan Woolridge, Hugh Armstrong, Mick Ford
Directed by Bruce Robinson
Double feature collection from writer-director Bruce Robinson.
Robinson's celebrated cult comedy 'Withnail and I' (1986) stars Richard E.
Grant and Paul McGann. It's the end of the 1960s and two out-of-work actors, Withnail (Grant) and 'I' (McGann), subsist on a diet of booze, drugs and fags in their revolting Camden flat.
In order to escape the depressing nexus of visits from their dealer and the months of untouched washing-up, they travel to the country, with the intention of getting some R and R at a cottage owned by Withnail's uncle Monty (Richard Griffiths).
However, things do not exactly go as planned, Withnail being particularly unsuited to the quiet social mores of country people.
The pair's friendship starts to become sorely tested amid the vicissitudes of their 'holiday'.
More ominously, uncle Monty appears in person seemingly with something of an eye for 'I'.
In 'How to Get Ahead in Advertising' (1988) Grant plays a successful advertising executive who cracks up while trying to think of a campaign for a new spot cream.
He then develops a spot himself, which soon enough grows a face and begins talking to him.
Is he losing his mind?
- Format: Blu-ray
- Region: B
- Certification: (15)
- EAN: 5027035012124
- Catalogue number: FCD1044
- Studio: Arrow Video
- Release date: 09/02/2015
- Genre: Drama
- Colour: Colour