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Title:
The life and death of Colonel Blimp
Author:
Powell, Michael, 1905-1990.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (163 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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.
General Note:
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.

For specific features see interactive menu.

Closed-captioned.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780780025028
UPC:
037429166024
Format :
DVD

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