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Coming to DVD: The Flesh Is Weak (1957)


We're big supporters of the British gangster movie, especially those of the vintage variety, so we're really looking forward to seeing one that's evaded us so far - The Flesh Is Weak.

Directed by Don Chaffey and dating back to 1957, it's the story of Tony Giani (John Derek), a pimp who preys on the naive, 'just off the bus' young women who come to post-war London for fame and fortune. He wines and dines them, gets them a place to stay and even finds them a job. Then he pretends he needs money fast and convinces them to prostitute themselves - to become a 'Giani Girl'. Marissa Cooper (Millie Vitale) is one such girl fresh off the boat from Italy but when she sees Tony for who he really is her life is suddenly put in extreme danger.

Both picture and sound have been restored by BBC Post Production and the release comes with a booklet based around the movie, along with some extra vintage trailers. Look out for it on 27th July 2009, priced just over £7.

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