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49th Parallel (2007)


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MoviesDVD/DRAMA/FORTYDue 04-24-14
Published: Irvington, N.Y. : Santa Monica, Calif. : Criterion Collection ; Distributed by Image Entertainment, [2007]
Series: Criterion collection, , Book 376
Edition:  Special ed
Description:  2 videodiscs (123 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN/ISSN: 1934121266, 9781934121269,
Language:  English

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Originally released as a motion picture in 1941

Special features: Restored high-definition digital transfer; audio commentary by film and music historian Bruce Eder; "The volunteer"; a 1943 Powell and Pressburger war-effort short staring Ralph Richardson; "A pretty British affair": a BBC documentary on the careers of Powell and Pressburger, which consider their WWII-era collaborations and features rare footage of the filmmakers together; excerpts from Michael Powell's audio dictations for his autobiography; original theatrical trailer; new essay by fil scholar Charles Barr and Powell's 1941 premiere speech

Leslie Howard, Laurence Olivier, Raymond Massey, Anton Walbrook, Eric Portman, Raymond Lovell, Niall MacGinnis, Glynis Johns, Finlay Currie

When a Nazi U-boat crew headed by the ruthless Lieutenant Hirth is stranded in Canada during the thick of World War II, the men evade capture by hiding out in a series of rural communities before trying to cross the border into the still-neutral United States

Not rated

DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 1.0 mono, restored high-definition transfer

English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

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