This competition is courtesy of the BFI Shop at BFI Southbank.
Underground (1928) is a subterranean tale of love, jealousy, treachery and murder, which evokes the daily life of the average Londoner better than any other film in Britain’s silent canon.
In the late 1920s Asquith, along with Hitchcock, was one of the most audacious young talents in British film and Underground was his own original screenplay. With its scenes of the bustling tube (passenger behaviour is strikingly familiar) and the capital’s parks, double-decker buses, pubs and shabby bedsits, Asquith masterfully balances the light and dark sides of city life, aided by a superb cast of Brian Aherne and Elissa Landi as the nice young lovers and Norah Baring and Cyril McLaglen as their unhappy counterparts.
The film has been restored by the BFI National Archive and following an acclaimed theatrical release in January, now comes to DVD and Blu-ray for the first time on 17 June 2013 in a Dual Format Edition. The extra films include “Scenes at Piccadilly Circus and Hyde Park Corner” from 1930-32 and “Under Night Streets”, a documentary from 1958 about the tube’s nightshift workers.
To be in with a chance of winning a copy of the DVD/Blu-ray, an original theatrical poster and a copy of the BFI’s 100 Silent Films book simply watch the clip, enter your details in the form below, answer the question and hit submit.
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We’ll pick a winner at random from the right answers and notify them by email after 5pm on Friday 14 June. Good luck!