HANDMADE - The Making of a Morgan
New 25th Aniversary Edition DVD available NOW.
Remastered edition with 46 minutes of new extras of the 1988 film, HANDMADE - The Making of a Morgan. The definitive and highly-acclaimed visual account of a how a Morgan sports car was made in the late Eighties. Indeed, little had changed in production methods since WWII and this film was made before a re-working of the production workflow was implemented in the mid to late nineties.
Lasting 45 minutes it guides the viewer from start to finish through all the major processes involved from the start of the chassis build right through to the finishing bay.
Originally mastered on 1"C format videotape, the high production standards met full broadcast TV specification of the time. The DVD version has been digitally remastered and colour graded by an award-winning specialist. There is also newly shot material featuring Managing Director, Steve Morris, and former bonnet maker, John 'Basher' Bishop.
Back in 1988 the programme was ecstatically received by both the Morgan Motor Company and the public alike and you can read the review from the then Morgan Sports Car Club magazine editor, Chris Rowe here. In June 2008 the current editor of Miscellany also reviewed the production. You can read his review here.
Available now with English v/o in PAL and NTSC you can order it directly from the makers using a secure Paypal checkout site now in our sales department.
Below are previews of the two newly-shot extras on the HANDMADE 25th Anniversary Edition DVD:
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A walk around the factory with Steve Morris.
Managing Director, Steve Morris, walks around the factory explaining what has changed in the way the cars are made since 1988.
(It would have been quicker for him to tell us what hasn't changed!)
A fascinating insight into the company today. Plus:
Bonnet maker and master sheet metal worker John "Basher" Bishop featured in the original 1988 HANDMADE as an apprentice and then again in the 2002 film, Handmade 2, and again in Morgan 100. 2010 saw him diagnosed with throat cancer and, thankfully, he has pulled through. This is his story in his words with those aforementioned extracts featuring John at work.
In celebration of John Bishop, a donation will be made to Cancer Research UK. You can make an additional contribution on John's "Just Giving" page should you wish, here.