Boy’s (To) Own

Friday, June 21 2013
Boy’s (To) Own

The BFI is continuing with its impressive trip down memory lane for people of a certain age, plundering the vast archives of the Children’s Film Foundation.

Just released is the The Children’s Film Foundation Collection: Weird Adventures, which features a trio of titles.

Chief among these is The Boy Who Turned Yellow, which marks the final collaboration of British film-making giants Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.

As well as this 1972 tale of a boy who…, well, you get the plot, the collection is completed by The Monster Of Highgate Ponds and A Hutch In Time, starring former Doctor Who Patrick Troughton as a time-travelling professor (sound familiar?).

“Our Children’s Film Foundation releases are great value with three films on one DVD and have already proved a hit with lovers of retro-British film and TV and family audiences,” says the BFI’s Phil Roberts.

“The third collection Weird Adventures is a real stand-out as it includes not only Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s The Boy Who Turned Yellow but also a real treat for Doctor Who fans – A Hitch in Time starring Patrick Troughton as a time-travelling professor. We’ll be advertising this release in SFX and Doctor Who Magazine as well as promoting to the Doctor Who community at our sold-out monthly Doctor Who events at the BFI Southbank. And to top it all there’s a splendidly ‘weird’ pack shot courtesy the legendary film poster artist Graham Humphries.”

Here’s a clip from The Boy Who Turned Yellow…

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