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The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

Spine #173



Release:
Mar 19, 2013
$29.95

Number of Discs: 2

Specs
  • 1.33:1 Standard
  • English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

Other Versions:

2002 Edition

Blu-ray


Directed By: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Starring: Anton Walbrook, Deborah Kerr, Roger Livesey, Roland Culver, Harry Welchman, Arthur Wontner, Albert Lieven, John Laurie, Ursula Jeans, James McKechnie
Licensor: ITV Global Entertainment

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Considered by many to be the finest British film ever made, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, is a stirring masterpiece like no other. Roger Livesey dynamically embodies outmoded English militarism as the indelible General Clive Candy, who barely survives four decades of tumultuous British history (1902 to 1942) only to see the world change irrevocably before his eyes. Anton Walbrook and Deborah Kerr provide unforgettable support, he as a German enemy turned lifelong friend of Candy's and she as young women of three consecutive generations-a socially committed governess, a sweet-souled war nurse, and a modern-thinking army driver-who inspire him. Colonel Blimp is both moving and slyly satirical, an incomparable film about war, love, aging, and obsolescence shot in gorgeous Technicolor.

Supplements
  • Audio commentary featuring director Michael Powell and filmmaker Martin Scorsese
  • Video introduction by Scorsese
  • A Profile of "The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp," a twenty-four-minute documentary
  • Restoration demonstration, hosted by Scorsese
  • Interview with editor Thelma Schoonmaker Powell, Michael Powell's widow
  • Gallery featuring rare behind-the-scenes production stills
  • Gallery tracing the history of David Low's original Colonel Blimp cartoons

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