Give Us Tomorrow
Release Date: 19th October 2015
Directed by: Donovan Winter
Country: GB, 1978
Running Time: 91 minutes + Extras
Following our releases of low-budget UK exploitation cult classics SOME LIKE IT SEXY, ESCORT GIRLS and THE DEADLY FEMALES, we now proudly bring you the world premiere DVD release of Donovan Winter's final feature, the 1978 home-invasion thriller GIVE US TOMORROW.
With a cast of experienced British acting talent headed by Sylvia Syms (Asylum, The Tamarind Seed, Strange Report, The Saint) and a captivating performance by Donna Evans (now one of Hollywood's top stunt doubles, but then a promising young heroine) this grimy yet sleek hostage movie is far more than your standard slice of Soho sleaze, and, like The Deadly Females, emphasises the director's gradual move from the tawdry British Sex Film towards social comment- with a hefty chunk of suspense thrown in.
Shot in the sleepy suburban Orpington, the story concerns two less-than-professional criminals, Ron (Derren Nesbitt - The Man In The Back Seat, Strongroom, Burke And Hare, Where Eagles Dare, Special Branch) and The Boy (Alan Guy) who hold a family prisoner in their home whilst their colleagues simultaneously raid a local bank managed by the father (James Kerry- Killer's Moon, Raven, Out Of The Unknown, Blakes Seven, Triangle). Of course, being a British crime film, something has to go wrong, and with one teller (Gene Foad- Dickens Of London) dead, and the aforementioned accomplices having "done one" with the loot, our hapless duo soon find themselves in a lose-lose situation with half the Bromley constabulary in attendance...
Tense and claustrophobic but with a setting straight out of a TV sitcom, GIVE US TOMORROW was originally withheld for legal reasons from proper distribution or theatrical release. Original VHS releases are extremely scarce: therefore, the arrival of this long-awaited, remastered and uncut disc is cause for celebration among cult collectors everywhere.
So sit back, relax, and watch, but remember, DON'T answer that unexpected knock at the door!
Re-mastered and uncut for the first time on DVD anywhere in the world!
- 1.66:1 / 16x9
- Optional English Subtitles
- Theatrical Trailer
- Tomorrow's Man - interview with Derren Nesbitt
- A Winter's Tale - interview with Donovan Winter
- DonWin Trailer Reel
Donovan Winter's Memoirs (.pdf)
Sylvia Syms, Derren Nesbitt, James Kerry, Donna Evans, Alan Guy, Mathew Haslett, Richard Shaw, Derek Ware, Mark Elwes, Gene Foad, Victor Brooks, Derek Anders, Ken Barker, Chris Holroyd, Carol Shaw, Lolly Cockrell, Walliam Parker, Gil Sutherland.