CHILDREN'S FILM FOUNDATION COLLECTION: OUTER SPACE
Supersonic Saucer | Kadoyng | The Glitterball
For over 30 years the Children's Film Foundation produced quality entertainment for young audiences, employing the cream of British filmmaking talent. Newly transferred from the best available elements held in the BFI National Archive, these much-loved and fondly remembered films finally return to the screen - after many years out of distribution - in this specially curated DVD release from the BFI.
This edition presents three of the CFF's finest science fiction adventures
Supersonic Saucer (1956) tells the heart-rending story of Meba, an adorable baby flying saucer from Venus with extraordinary extra-terrestrial powers who arrives on an exploratory mission to earth. Adopted by a group of children, he helps the youngsters prevent a robbery at their school.
In the delightful Kadoyng (1972) it looks as if nothing can stop the village of Byway being demolished to make way for the new motorway. Until, that is, a jovial visitor with an unusual appendage descends from the planet Stoikal and helps a trio of children prevent the construction work. This enjoyable escapade starts stalwart comic actor Bill Owen (Last of the Summer Wine).
The award-winning The Glitterball(1977) sees two young boys come to the aid of a tiny spherical alien who is trying to return to its mothership, while being pursued by both the Air Force and a devious petty crook. A perennial CFF favourite starring veteran British actor Ron Pember.
- Brand new High Definition transfers of all the films
- Fully illustrated booklet with extensive credits and newly commissioned essays by Harley Cokeliss, Alex Davidson, Vic Pratt and Robert Shail