Minnie Driver in Cruel Train (1995)

Rarely seen or captured, this is a very dark (literally and figuratively) British TV movie about murder, sexual exploitation, pedophilia and the London Blitz.

So – very cheery stuff, adapted from a story by that zany master of merriment, Emile Zola.

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Although it has never really been available in decent quality before, it’s now available to you if you are an Amazon Prime customer (for free). It will play in 1080 lines (and that’s what the above captures are), but it’s not equivalent to a Blu-Ray. On the other hand, the quality is pretty darned good, and it beats the heck out of what we had before.