‘A High Wind In Jamaica’ is released in the UK on DVD on July 25th, 2011

Richard Hughes’ classic 1929 novel is transformed into a magnificent film adaptation by revered director Alexander Mackendrick (Sweet Smell of Success, The Ladykillers, Whisky Galore).  Two British parents living in the West Indies in the 1870s decide to send their children home to be schooled in England. However, when their ship is attacked by pirates and the children are accidentally transferred onto the enemy vessel, their presence begins to stir up trouble amongst the superstitious crew.  Featuring wonderful turns from Anthony Quinn (La stradaLawrence of Arabia, Zorba the Greek), James Coburn (The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape), and Deborah Baxter (The Wind and the Lion) in a remarkable debut performance as Emily, this is a thrilling adventure classic and a subtle, captivating look at the boundaries of childhood perception. 

Eureka is proud to present the first ever home viewing release in the UK of the acclaimed pirate adventure classic for the whole family A High Wind in Jamaica (Based on classic novel of the same name by Richard Hughes, a staple of school reading lists) available on DVD from 25 July 2011.



– New high-definition transfer, in its correct 2.35:1 aspect ratio

– Two theatrical trailers

– English subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired




Label: Eureka Entertainment Ltd


Catalogue No: EKA40334 (RETAIL ONLY)

Barcode: 5060000403343

RRP: £16.34

Release Date: 25 July 2011

Certificate: PG

Run Time: 104 min.

Format: 2.35:1 OAR/ Colour

Genre: Movie Classic

Director: Alexander MACKENDRICK

Year: 1965

Country: USA

Language: English

Subtitles: English SDH (Optional)


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