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The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp (2002, original release: 1943)


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Published: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2002] ©2002
Series: Criterion collection
Description:  1 videodisc (163 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN/ISSN: 0780025024,
Language:  English

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1943

Special features include 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

1.33:1 aspect ratio

"Under exclusive license from Carlton International Media"--Disc

Program notes by David Low and Ronald Haver inserted in container

Roger Livesey, Deborah Kerr, Anton Walbrook, Roland Culver, Harry Welchman, Arthur Wontner, Albert Lieven

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

DVD, Dolby digital mono

"English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired"--Container

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Additional Credits:
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.
Gray, Allan, 1902-1973.
Culver, Roland, 1900-1984.
Welchman, Harry, 1886-1966.
Wontner, Arthur, 1875-1960.
Criterion Collection (Firm)

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