The life and death of Colonel Blimp

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[New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2013].
Two-DVD special edition.
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2 videodiscs (163 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (24 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm)
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[New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2013].
Two-DVD special edition.


General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1943.
General Note
Based on the character created by David Low.
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"Janus Films ; ITV Studios Global Entertainment"--Container.
General Note
Special features: Disc 1: Audio commentary featuring director Michael Powell and filmmaker Martin Scorsese. Disc 2: Video introduction by Scorsese; A profile of "The life and death of Colonel Blimp" (documentary from 2000); Restoration demonstration; Optimism and sheer will (a 2012 interview with editor Thelma Schoonmaker Powell); Stills gallery (featuring rare behind-the-scenes production stills); David Low's Colonel Blimp (gallery tracing the history David Low's original Colonel Blimp cartoons). Booklet featuring an essay by critic Molly Haskell.
Creation/Production Credits
Photographed by Georges Perinal ; edited by John Seabourne ; music composed and arranged by Allan Gray ; costumes designed by Joseph Bato ; production designed by Alfred Junge.
Anton Walbrook, Deborah Kerr, Roger Livesey, Roland Culver, Harry Welchman, Arthur Wontner, Albert Lieven, John Laurie, Ursula Jeans, James McKechnie, Reginald Tate, David Hutcheson, A.E. Matthews.
It is considered by many to be the finest British film ever made. A stirring masterpiece like no other. The indelible General Clive Candy barely survives four decades of tumultuous British history (1902 to 1942), only to see the world change irrevocably before his eyes. Blimp is both moving and slyly satirical, an incomparable film about war, love, and aging.
Target Audience
Rating: Not rated.
System Details
DVD, NTSC region 1; widescreen (1.37:1) presentation; PCM mono.
English dialogue; optional English SDH subtitles.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Powell, M., Pressburger, E., Rank, J. A., Walbrook, A., Kerr, D., Livesey, R., Culver, R., Welchman, H., Wontner, A., Lieven, A., Laurie, J., Jeans, U., McKechnie, J., Tate, R., Hutcheson, D., Matthews, A. E. 1., Périnal, G., Seabourne, J., Gray, A., Bato, J., Junge, A., Low, D., Scorsese, M., Schoonmaker, T., & Haskell, M. (2013). The life and death of Colonel Blimp (Two-DVD special edition.). The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Michael Powell et al.. 2013. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp. The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Michael Powell et al.. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp The Criterion Collection, 2013.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Powell, Michael, et al. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp Two-DVD special edition., The Criterion Collection, 2013.

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