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Swallows & Amazons heading to DVD and Blu-ray

From the press release:

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of its original release, Swallows & Amazons has been beautifully restored and is out on Special Edition DVD, and Blu-ray for the first time, on 4 August courtesy of Studiocanal. The release will be accompanied by special Anniversary screenings across the country during the School Summer Holidays.

Arthur Ransome’s legendary children’s novel Swallows & Amazons was published in 1930 as the first part of what was to become a much-loved literary series. This beautifully filmed adaptation, written by renowned children’s playwright David Wood (whose latest adaptation The Tiger That Came To Tea opens in July at the Lyric Theatre), depicts the adventures of four children and their sailing boat Swallow.

Set in the Lake District in the1920’s, Swallows & Amazons follows the children (played by Simon West, Sophie Neville, Suzanna Hamilton and Stephen Grendon) whilst on summer holiday with their mother (Virginia McKenna,

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