DVD review: Underground

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The Independent Culture

Romance! Comedy! Action! Murder! This rip-roaring silent British masterpiece from 1928 has it all.

Written and directed by the then 26-year-old Anthony Asquith, Underground may whisk us back to a civilised London of lamp-lit Tube trains and three-piece suits, but there's nothing staid about its sizzling energy or its vibrant use of every cinematic technique in the book. Neil Brand's new score fits it like a glove.