Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 26 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: February 2, 2009
- Originally Released: 1946
- Label: Ais
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: A profiel of Brief Encounter
- Stills gallery
- Theatrical trailer
- Brief Encounter restoration featurette
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Entertainment Weekly - 07/14/1995
"...The most memorable treatment of extramarital romance in movie history..." -- Rating: A-
Total Film - 05/01/2000
"...This 1946 romantic drama still packs an emotional punch. David Lean's direction is assured, the script is poignant, and the performances are superb..."
Sight and Sound - 06/01/2001
"...[An] expert adaptation....[With] elegant cinematography..."
Empire - 09/01/2007
5 stars out of 5 -- "Lean's direction and Noel Coward's expertly crafted script are letter-perfect..."
Character Study |
Doomed Lovers |
Love Affairs |
Love Story |
Railway Travel |
Tear Jerker |
Theatrical Release |
- Filmed in England. The railway station used as a filming location still exists in Carnforth, Lancashire.
- G.E. Calthrop was the art supervisor to Noel Coward.
- Stanley Lambourne and Desmond Dew were the sound recordists and Harry Miller was the sound editor.
- Academy Award Nominations: 3, including Best Director, Best Screenplay.