The Daily Mail is giving DVDs away over the next few weeks. You have to collect the tokens and send off for them.
Given the Mail's editorial line, the films are a surprising choice. One is an anarchist parable, where the good people of London throw off the shackles of statehood and grasp their autonomous destiny. Another screens the glorious fantasy of the alienated young worker. There is also the story of the class-outcast gradually picking off a whole aristocratic dynasty in an act of social vengence.
Among the others, one provides a syndicalist example of how the railways could be run, while another shows the capacity that spontaneously-organised militant labour has to respond to technological change. Perhaps the best of the lot portrays the time-bomb that is the dutiful employee. So you can stick your Eisenstein up your arse, as far as I'm concerened.
I shall be buying the Daily Mail for the next two weeks. God help me. Unless someone has a maiden aunt who can clip the coupons for me?
These films are all nearly as good as the greatest British Socialist movie ever*. I got that free with The Daily Telegraph a few weeks ago....
*It's set in Nottingham y'know!