The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey

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The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey

#1 Post by colinr0380 » Sat May 12, 2018 8:52 am

Arrow Films wrote:Following the release of his 1984 debut feature Vigil, Vincent Ward returned four years later with The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey, a film that would cement his position as one of the most exciting filmmaking talents to emerge during the eighties. Cumbria, 1348 – the year of the Black Death. Griffin, a young boy, is plagued by apocalyptic visions which he believes could save his village. Encouraging a small band of men to tunnel into the earth, they surface in 1980s New Zealand and a future beyond their comprehension but must complete their quest. Nominated for the Palme d’Or at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey is a bold and often startling fusion of medieval fantasy and time travel science fiction, quite unlike anything you’ve seen.

Release date: 23/7/2018

Production Year: 1988 | Region Code: B | UK Rating: PG | Running Time: 90 Mins | Number of Discs: 1 | Language: English | Subtitles: English SDH | Audio: Mono 1.0 | Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 | Colour: Colour

High Definition (Blu-ray) presentation
Original mono audio (uncompressed LPCM)
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Brand-new appreciation by film critic Nick Roddick, recorded exclusively for this release
Kaleidoscope: Vincent Ward – Film Maker, a 1989 documentary profile of the director made for New Zealand television
Theatrical trailer
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Kim Newman and an introduction by Vincent Ward

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Re: The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey

#2 Post by Emilio » Mon May 14, 2018 5:02 pm

W-O-W - wonderful surprise!!!

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Re: The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey

#3 Post by thirtyframesasecond » Tue May 22, 2018 2:25 pm

Such a great film, can't wait for this.

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Re: The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey

#4 Post by Calvin » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:36 pm

I thought this was excellent, though it felt self-consciously stylish from time to time. I would recommend it for anyone picking in the last days of the BOGOF.

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