The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Criterion Collection) (Blu-ray)

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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1943
  • Label: Criterion
  • Note: New digital master from the film foundation's 2012 4K restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
    • Audio commentary featuring director Michael Powell and filmmaker Martin Scorsese
    • New video introduction by Scorsese
    • A profile of "The life and death of Colonel Blimp," a documentary from 2000
    • Restoration demonstration, hosted by Scorsese
    • Optimism and sheer will, a 2012 interview with editor Thelma Schoonmaker Powell, Michael Powell's widow
    • Gallery featuring rare behind-the-scenes production stills
    • Gallery tracing the history of David Low's original Colonel Blimp cartoons
    • Plus: a booklet featuring an essay by critic Molly Haskell
  • Special Edition
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.37
  • Audio:
    • English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Entertainment Reviews:

Sight and Sound - 08/01/2002
"...An immensely moving film about love, friendship and loyalty..."
Total Film - 04/01/2001
"...BLIMP marries ambition, wit and heart to fine performances from Anton Walbrook, Deborah Kerr and the truly fantastic Roger Livesey..."

Product Description:

Colonel Blimp, an old, befuddled British military officer, reminisces about his past glories in this witty war satire. Deborah Kerr plays three different women in the Colonel's long, but not particularly well-spent life. A.K.A. "Colonel Blimp."

Plot Synopsis:

Drama about the life of Clive Candy, an English soldier who served in three wars (Boer, World War I, World War II), and had relationships with three women along the way (each played by Deborah Kerr). Despite Candy's tours-of-duty, he harbors no ill will towards the Germans, instead he believes they have been the pawns of military leaders.

Plot Keywords:

British | Switching Roles | Vintage | War

Production Notes:

  • There are various running times for this film, due to the fact that there have been several edited reissues. In addition, some of these reissues are in black & white.
  • Patrick Macnee's film debut.

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