Peter Sellers Collection

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Overview

Considered a bit too sacrilegious for general consumption in 1963, the Boulting brothers' Heavens Above was simply ahead of its time, and has since accrued a loyal and vocal following. Peter Sellers plays an idealistic British reverend with a bad habit of telling the truth at all times. He also follows his conscience whenever possible, resulting in several cleric decisions that shock his wealthy, landed-gentry parishioners. By inviting such "undesirables" as gypsies and West Africans to worship freely in his ...
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Overview

Considered a bit too sacrilegious for general consumption in 1963, the Boulting brothers' Heavens Above was simply ahead of its time, and has since accrued a loyal and vocal following. Peter Sellers plays an idealistic British reverend with a bad habit of telling the truth at all times. He also follows his conscience whenever possible, resulting in several cleric decisions that shock his wealthy, landed-gentry parishioners. By inviting such "undesirables" as gypsies and West Africans to worship freely in his church, Sellers rouses the ire of the rest of his white-bread flock. He does, however, compel the selfish owner Isabel Jeans of a laxative firm to "see the light" and to sell off all her holdings on behalf of the poor and downtrodden. Unfortunately, by doing this the woman wrecks her business--which is the principal source of income for the community where Sellers works. Retreating from town with an angry mob on his heels, Sellers relocates on a tiny island in the Pacific. Since the island is the site of a missile base, and since the local astronauts have shown signs of agnosticism, where else is there for Sellers to go...but up? Heavens Above was inspired by a notion cooked up by iconoclastic British satirist Malcolm Muggeridge.
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Special Features

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/3/2009
  • UPC: 012236102052
  • Rating:

  • Source: Lions Gate
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Mixed Media Set
  • Time: 8:00:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 38,758

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Peter Sellers Collection - The Smallest Show On Earth
1. Program Start / Main Titles [1:53]
2. The Letter [3:30]
3. New Town [3:23]
4. Inheritance [2:22]
5. The Bijou [4:57]
6. A Very Sentimental Man [4:25]
7. Meeting the Staff [5:12]
8. The Queer Mr. Quill [4:19]
9. Anxious Buyer [4:26]
10. Second Thoughts [3:50]
11. Loyalty [2:52]
12. Grand Re-Opening [2:57]
13. Train Trouble [7:09]
14. The Ice Cream Girl [4:33]
15. Sweet Smell of Success [3:56]
16. Hardcastle's Scheme [4:00]
17. The Show Must Go On [7:17]
18. Pregnant Pause [2:40]
19. Fire Sale [3:33]
20. Fond Farewell [2:24]
21. End Credits [:28]
Disc #2 -- Peter Sellers Collection - Carlton-Browne of the F.O.
1. Program Start / Main Titles [1:25]
2. Department of Miscellaneous Territories [4:55]
3. Meeting With the Minister [3:40]
4. Explosive Performance [4:01]
5. Young King Loris [4:37]
6. Colonel Bellingham [2:35]
7. Welcome to Gaillardia [3:52]
8. Ambassador to the Throne [6:23]
9. Prime Minister's Party [5:34]
10. Show of Strength [3:10]
11. Pride On Parade [5:33]
12. Idiots! [3:10]
13. Booby-Trap [4:25]
14. Line of Division [3:03]
15. Full V.I.P. Treatment [4:43]
16. Royal Runaround [4:41]
17. Princess Ilyena [5:32]
18. A Taste of Romance [3:28]
19. Commander In Chief [5:31]
20. Under Fire [4:43]
21. Goodwill Games [3:41]
22. End Credits [:54]
Disc #3 -- Peter Sellers Collection - I'm All Right Jack
1. Program Start / The Disappearance of Sir John [2:07]
2. Main Titles [1:18]
3. The Story of One Man [3:58]
4. Too Many Questions [2:38]
5. Kid In a Candy Shop [5:26]
6. Family Connections [3:20]
7. Working Class [3:59]
8. Shop Steward [4:00]
9. The Works Committee [4:09]
10. Inside Information [4:18]
11. Dinner With the Kites [4:26]
12. Cheek to Cheek [3:24]
13. Management Spy [5:49]
14. Increased Workload [4:06]
15. Breach of Agreement [4:17]
16. Solidarity of the Workers [2:45]
17. Impromptu Press Conference [6:51]
18. Banner Headlines [5:43]
19. Agent Provocateur [5:53]
20. Industry Grinds To a Halt [4:00]
21. Meeting of the Minds [3:44]
22. The People's Hero [3:54]
23. Pay-Off [4:05]
24. T.V. Tantrum [6:44]
25. Integrity's Reward [2:55]
26. End Credits [:59]
Disc #4 -- Peter Sellers Collection - Two Way Stretch
1. Program Start / Main Titles [2:02]
2. Don't Fence Me In [4:48]
3. The Ladies' Tour [6:18]
4. A Vicar Calls [5:33]
5. Visiting Day [4:40]
6. "Two Million Quid?" [6:09]
7. Goodbye, Jenkins [5:24]
8. "Blimey!" [6:59]
9. Pure Dynamite [4:33]
10. Dig It [5:23]
11. Down the Drain [4:33]
12. Late-Night Pickup [6:16]
13. Setting the Stage [3:48]
14. Up In the Air [4:36]
15. Pure Rubbish [3:04]
16. "Mom, We're Free!" [3:52]
17. The Dirty Vicar [4:22]
18. The Great Robbery Train [3:01]
19. If at First You Don't Succeed... [1:04]
20. End Titles [:41]
Disc #5 -- Peter Sellers Collection - Heavens Above!
1. Program Start / Welcome (Main Titles) [3:41]
2. The Reverend John Smallwood [5:45]
3. First Day On the Job [5:00]
4. God-Fearing Town [3:30]
5. The Scruffy Smith Family [4:22]
6. The New Vicar's Sermon [6:05]
7. Relocation [4:58]
8. "What In Heaven's Name Is Going On Here?" [4:10]
9. A Visit From Lady Despard [6:35]
10. Charity Begins at Home [3:53]
11. True Believer [3:45]
12. The Christian Joy of Giving [5:08]
13. Fiscal Repercussions [2:46]
14. The Other Smallwood [6:11]
15. A Case of Mistaken Identity [4:13]
16. Running a Scam [2:59]
17. No Substitues [6:13]
18. Faith Versus Commerce [6:53]
19. "In Business, There are No Gentlemen" [4:07]
20. Deserting the Lord [3:56]
21. A Sign From Above [3:38]
22. Voice of the Mob [5:14]
23. Bishop of Outer Space [4:10]
24. Second Thoughts [3:43]
25. Heavens Above [5:05]
26. End Credits [1:49]
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Disc #1 -- Peter Sellers Collection - The Smallest Show On Earth
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Disc #2 -- Peter Sellers Collection - Carlton-Browne of the F.O.
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   Peter Sellers Bio
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Disc #3 -- Peter Sellers Collection - I'm All Right Jack
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   Extras
      Trailer
      Peter Sellers Bio
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Disc #4 -- Peter Sellers Collection - Two Way Stretch
   Chapter Selections
   Peter Sellers Bio
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Disc #5 -- Peter Sellers Collection - Heavens Above!
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   Peter Sellers Bio
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Wonderful collection!!!

    This is a hilarious must for all Peter Sellers' fans! Some of these I have never seen before and I'm glad that i did now. My favourite is Heavens Above!

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