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Title The life and death of Colonel Blimp [videorecording] / Janus Films ; J. Arthur Rank presents a production of the Archers ; written, produced and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.

Imprint [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2002].


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    LIF    Available
Description 1 videodisc (163 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series The Criterion collection ; 173
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 173.
Note Originally produced as a motion picture in 1943.
Special features: audio commentary featuring director Michael Powell with Martin Scorsese; the 24-minute video documentary A profile of The life and death of Colonel Blimp; selection of Sir David Low's Colonel Blimp cartoons; and rare behind-the-scenes and production stills from the collection of Michael Powell.
Program notes by David Low and Ronald Haver inserted in container.
Credits Photography, Georges Perinal ; editing, John Seabourne ; music, Allan Gray ; DVD producer, Karen Stetler.
Cast Roger Livesey, Deborah Kerr, Anton Walbrook, Roland Culver, Harry Welchman, Arthur Wontner, Albert Lieven.
Summary Based on cartoonist David Low's parody of the old-fashioned British professional soldier, set in his ways and unable to adapt to the brutality of modern war. This story follows the career of Clive Candy, at first an idealistic, young Boer War hero, then a brigadier general, serving honorably in World War I. Finally, by World War II, he has become a bald, overweight, querulous old man, angry that his age and military experience are held in contempt, and bewildered that his lifelong code of gentlemanly conduct has become an anachronism in a world threatened by a monster like Hitler.
System Details DVD, full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital mono.
Language Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
"English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired"--Container.
Subject Great Britain. Army -- Officers -- Attitudes -- Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Great Britain -- Drama.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain -- Drama.
South African War, 1899-1902 -- Drama.
Genre/Form Comedy films
War films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Added Author Powell, Michael, 1905-1990.
Pressburger, Emeric, 1902-1988.
Livesey, Roger, 1906-1976.
Kerr, Deborah, 1921-2007.
Walbrook, Anton, 1900-1967.
Rank, J. Arthur, 1888-1972.
PĂ©rinal, Georges, 1897-1965.
Gray, Allan, 1902-1973.
Culver, Roland, 1900-1984.
Welchman, Harry, 1886-1966.
Wontner, Arthur, 1875-1960.
Archers (Firm)
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Janus Films.
Note Container title: Powell and Pressburger's The life and death of Colonel Blimp
ISBN 0780025024
Standard No. 037429166024
Music No. LIF080 Criterion Collection

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