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John Connor [Cathode Ray Mission 01.26.16] United Kingdom post apocalyptic comedy

In 1969, Legendary British director Richard Lester (How I Won the War, A Hard Day's Night) joined with former members of The Goon Show to create The Bed Sitting Room, a loosely-linked series of comedy sketches about a post-nuke London.

For whatever reason, the absurdist film - despite a stellar cast of comedy greats - has become lost to the ages while the cultural relevance of of Monty Python continues to loom large. Hopefully that may change as people discover the flick on Blu-ray.

The cast includes Dudley Moore (Arthur), Peter Cook (Bedazzled), Ralph Richardson (The Fallen Idol), Rita Tushingham (The Knack and How to Get It), Spike Milligan (Life of Brian), Michael Hordern and Roy Kinnear (Help!).

The film was nominated for the Golden Berlin Bear (Best Film) at the 1969 Berlin Film Festival and was beautifully shot by award Winner David Watkin (Out of Africa, Chariots of Fire).

The Blu-ray was released January 12, by Kino Lorber. But you don't have to take my word for it! Here's John Landis singing the film's praises:

Recommended Release: The Bed Sitting Room

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Bob (6 years ago) Reply

I remember seeing this movie at the midnight movies for the stoners.

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