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The Films Of Michael Powell (2009)


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Published: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2009]
Series: Collector's choice
Description:  2 videodiscs (ca. 210 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN/ISSN: 143591578X, 9781435915787,
Language:  English

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Age of consent from the novel by Norman Lindsay

A matter of life and death originally released as a motion picture in 1946

Age of consent originally released as a motion picture in 1969

"A matter of life and death, originally released in an edited version in the U.S. as Stairway to Heaven, is here presented for the first time, complete and restored."

Special features (A matter of life and death): Director Martin Scorsese on A matter of life and death; commentary by historian Ian Christie

Special features (Age of consent): Director Martin Scorsese on Age of consent; commentary with historian Kent Jones; making Age of consent; Helen Mirren: a conversation with Cora; Down Under with Ron and Valerie Taylor

Introduced by Martin Scorsese and Helen Mirren

A matter of life and death cast: David Niven, Kim Hunter, Marius Goring, Roger Livesey, Raymond Massey

Age of consent cast: James Mason, Helen Mirren, Jack MacGowran

A matter of life and death: British flyer Peter Carter survives a jump from his burning plane without parachute and wakes up in a nether world between Earth and the next life. He is informed that he should have died and must go to Heaven, where he is put on trial for his life. He falls in love with June, an American radio operator

Age of consent: Based on the life of controversial Australian artist Norman Lindsay. Lindsay is a jaded painter who heads Down Under looking for a way to revitalize his creative soul. His self-imposed exile is interrupted by Cora, an uninhibited young woman on her own journey of self-discovery

MPAA rating: PG; for thematic elements (A matter of life and death)

Not rated (Age of consent)

DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) and anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby Digital, NTSC

English dialogue, English or French subtitles; closed-captioned

A matter of life and death (Stairway to heaven) / Age of consent / Disc 1: (1946 ; ca. 104 min. ; full screen) -- Disc 2: (1969 ; ca. 106 min. ; anamrophic widescreen)

written, produced and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger a Michael Powell/James Mason production ; produced by Michael Powell and James Mason ; screenplay by Peter Yeldham

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