Competition: Win ‘The Titfield Thunderbolt’ on DVD *closed*

The very first feature film to be shot entirely in Technicolor by the renowned Studio and now celebrating its 60th year anniversary since its original release in 1953, Charles Crichton’s esteemed British comedy The Titfield Thunderbolt makes its way onto DVD and Blu-ray this Monday (14 January), all thanks to UK distributors Studio Canal. To celebrate this momentous home entertainment rerelease, we’ve decided to offer our readership the opportunity to win one of THREE DVD copies of the film over the next seven days. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven’t already, ‘Like’ us at or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.

This charming classic follows the consequences of when the Government-run, British Railways Service announce the closure of the line linking rural Titfield to Mallingford – the only line the Titfield inhabitants rely on to commute to work and transport their produce to market. A group of the local village residents make a bid to run it themselves, backed by a massively wealthy member of the community attracted to the complete lack of alcohol licensing hours on trains. Unfortunately, their decision puts them into direct competition with the local bus company and soon enough, a whole array of comically genius anarchy and madness ensues, including cunning sabotage and thrilling adventures.

To be in with a chance of winning one of THREE DVD copies of The Titfield Thunderbolt, just answer the following simple question:

In which year was British Rail privatised under the ruling Conservative government?

a) 1953

b) 1973
c) 1993
To enter, simply fill out the contact form below with your name, email address, subject (‘Titfield’), answer and postal address in the comment box provided.*

*Please note that this is a special competition which only our Facebook and Twitter fans will be eligible to win. If you are not on our Facebook ‘Like’ list, then you can easily join us by following this link: and/or follow us on Twitter @CineVue.

The Titfield Thunderbolt is released on DVD and Blu-ray from 14 January, courtesy of StudioCanal.

The competition closes at 6pm on Thursday 17 January, 2013.

• The competition is open to UK readers only.
• Prizes must be taken as stated and cannot be deferred. There will be no cash alternatives.
• CineVue does not accept any responsibility for late or lost entries due to the internet or email problems.
• CineVue reserves the right to cancel the competition at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of its control.
• Prizes unclaimed after 28 days will be deemed to have been forfeited.