The Cool Mikado - Feature Films

The Cool Mikado
Once upon a time, Gilbert and Sullivan wrote their famous comic opera, The Mikado. Any resemblance between their creation and this film is completely accidental!

Hank, son of American judge Herbert Mikado, refuses to marry his father's chosen bride, the vampish Katie Shaw, and joins the army. He is then posted to Japan, where he meets and falls in love with the beautiful Yum-Yum. Unfortunately, she already has an avid suitor: infamous local gangster, Ko-Ko Flintridge...

In his first ever musical, Frankie Howerd stars as Ko-Ko alongside Tommy Cooper as incompetent private detective Pooh-Bah and Stubby Kaye as Judge Herbert Mikado in a high-camp reworking of Gilbert and Sullivan's famous comic opera, directed by Michael Winner. Updated to the Swinging Sixties, The Cool Mikado features a gloriously incongruous soundtrack (with arrangements by John Barry and Martin Slavin), and is possibly the only production to boast a Three Little Maids that breaks into a Cha-Cha-Cha dance routine, a Lord High Executioner chorus with a Tijuana brass backing, and a bagpipe rendition of We are Gentlemen of Japan!

Special Features:

 Two short films by Michael Winner - 'Girls, Girls, Girls' and 'It's Magic'.

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Catalogue Number: 9971005
Time: 128 mins approx
Region: 2 / PAL
Subtitles: None
Sound: Mono / English
Picture: 1:33:1 / Colour
Number of Discs: 1
Classification: PG
Barcode: 5027626100544

Our Price: £10.99
Code: SNFILM1005
Weight: 200
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Catalogue Number: 9971007
Time: 79 mins approx
Region: 2 / PAL
Subtitles: None
Sound: Mono / English
Picture: 1:33:1 / Colour
Number of Discs: 1
Classification: 18
Barcode: 5027626100742

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Catalogue Number: 9971016
Classification: 18
Picture: 1:33:1 / Colour
Subtitles: None
Time: 81 mins
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Catalogue Number: SN6555
Time: 63 mins approx
Region: 0 / PAL
Subtitles: English
Sound: Mono / French
Picture: 1.33:1 / Black and White
Number of Discs: 1
Classification: PG
Barcode: 5027626655549

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