Tunes of Glory

Edition no. 225

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Janus Films
Directed by: Ronald Neame
In Ronald Neame’s Tunes of Glory, the incomparable Alec Guinness inhabits the role of Jock Sinclair—a whiskey-drinking, up-by-the-bootstraps commanding officer of a peacetime Scottish battalion. Sinclair is a lifetime military man, who expects respect and loyalty from his men. But when Basil Barrow (John Mills, winner of the Best Actor award at the 1960 Venice Film Festival)—an educated, by-the-book scion of a traditionally military family—enters the scene as Sinclair’s replacement, the two men become locked in a fierce battle for control of the battalion and the hearts and minds of its men. Based on the novel by James Kennaway and featuring flawless performances by Guinness and Mills, Tunes of Glory uses the rigidly stratified hierarchy of military life as a jumping-off point to examine the institutional contradictions and class divisions of English society, resulting in an unexpectedly moving drama.

Technical Specifications

Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1 (Anamorphic)
Audio: English 1.0 Dolby Digital Mono
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Subtitles: English
Region: 1/2/3/4/5/6
Discs: 1 Disc |  DVD-9

Supplements

  • New video interview with director Ronald Neame
  • Exclusive new audio interview with actor Sir John Mills
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Insert featuring an essay by acclaimed film critic and historian Robert Murphy

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Release Credits

Artwork: Eric Skillman
Producer: Karen Stetler

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