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#1 of 17 OFFLINE   John Hodson

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Posted June 13 2005 - 01:21 AM

I found news of a new (well, I use the term loosely) nine film boxset Powell & Pressburger: The Collection which is being released by Granada Ventures, at www.powell-pressburger.org.

The box, released in this, Michael Powell's cententary year, will only be available from HMV both on-line and in store from August. If you're a fan, you should already have most of the titles (and be aware that Criterion are rumoured to be releasing both 49th Parallel and A Canterbury Tale soon, and that Sony still has their restored SE of A Matter of Life and Death to announce in R1) but you won't have They're a Weird Mob, which is making it's DVD debut in R2 (though it's out in R4). Price is £39.99.

Full details here:

They’re a Weird Mob - Special Features
Available For The First Time On DVD
Running Time 110 Minutes

Battle Of The River Plate - Special Features
Cast Biographies
Digitally Remastered Picture
Running Time 114 Minutes

A Canterbury Tale - Special Features
Running Time 120 Minutes

49th Parallel - Special Features
Running Time 117 Minutes

I Know Where I'm Going - Special Features
Running Time 87 Minutes

Ill Met By Moonlight - Special Features
Original Theatrical Trailer
Running Time 100 Minutes

The Life & Death of Colonel Blimp - Special Features
Profile Documentary (25 Minutes)
Stills Gallery
Biography
Running Time 103 Minutes

A Matter of Life & Death - Special Features
Behind The Scenes Commentary By Jack Cardiff
In-Depth Biographies
Running Time 100 Minutes

The Red Shoes - Special Features
Profile Documentary (25 Minutes)
The Ballet Of The Red Shoes - Featurette
Theatrical Trailer
Behind The Scenes Stills
Biographies
Running Time 153 Minutes

So many films, so little time...
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#2 of 17 OFFLINE   Neal K

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Posted June 17 2005 - 04:42 AM

Any idea if these will be repackagings of the dvds already released?

#3 of 17 OFFLINE   John Hodson

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Posted June 17 2005 - 06:57 AM

Yes, apart from They're a Weird Mob that's all they are. If you've already got 'em...
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Posted June 20 2005 - 02:40 AM

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Too bad that unreleased Powell & Pressburger films remain that way.

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#5 of 17 OFFLINE   John Hodson

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Posted June 20 2005 - 05:40 AM

Just watched this film last night

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Your birthday today Jeff? Have a good 'un!
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Posted June 20 2005 - 05:40 PM

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#7 of 17 OFFLINE   John Hodson

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Posted October 07 2005 - 07:00 AM

This set is on offer right now at HMV; The Powell & Pressburger Collection - is £29.99.
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#8 of 17 OFFLINE   Gordon McMurphy

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Posted October 10 2005 - 07:12 AM

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I Know Where I'm Going - Special Features
Running Time 87 Minutes


Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't the existing DVD of this sublime, timeless film have no extras? I own the excellent Criterion edition, but I'd glady buy for a new transfer; the Criterion transfer is very good, but is a bit scratchy in places.

A bargain set for new-comers to The Archers. Incidentally, why does this set not include the new - and controversial - Black Narcissus DVD?

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I can't wait for the Criterion editions of The 49th Parallel and A Canterbury Tale. The Tales of Hoffmann disc has been long-awaited by my DVD player.

I can heartily recommend the UK disc of Gone to Earth. Which has a gorgeous transfer and decent extras. Available HERE.


#9 of 17 OFFLINE   John Hodson

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Posted October 10 2005 - 09:11 AM

I Know Where I'm Going has recently undergone restoration by Granada, but AFAIK (my set is still in the mail) this is the older Carlton DVD sans extras.

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Incidentally, why does this set not include the new - and controversial - Black Narcissus DVD?

It was originally intended to be included, but it was pulled and licensed out to Network at the eleventh hour.
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#10 of 17 OFFLINE   Gordon McMurphy

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Posted October 11 2005 - 01:03 AM

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#11 of 17 OFFLINE   John Hodson

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Posted October 11 2005 - 03:11 AM

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Posted October 11 2005 - 07:03 AM

...erm... Running time of "Colonel Blimp" is 163 minutes, not 103 as indicated above... one hopes...

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#13 of 17 OFFLINE   John Hodson

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Posted October 11 2005 - 09:33 PM

Being PAL, the DVD run time is just about 157 minutes. Sadly, I have three copies of this - don't ask - soon to be joined by a fourth! And you would think, therefore, I would have spotted that typo... Posted Image
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Posted April 27 2006 - 12:11 AM

Just bumping this thread; the set is now an eye-popping £17.99 at HMV via the link in the first post and is no longer an 'HMV exclusive' as of July - it's up at £29.99 at Amazon UK on pre-order.
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Posted April 27 2006 - 05:35 AM

Do you know where to buy They're a Weird Mob in R4?

In case someone might be interested, Spy in Black is available in Australia:
http://www.hmv.com.a....asp?sku=908416

Never mind. I found They're a Weird Mob at atlanticdvd.com.au.

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Posted April 29 2006 - 07:42 PM

Four films from Powell & Pressburger have been released in France:

- Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
- The 49 th Parallel
- Black Narcissus
- Red Shoes

They seem to be splendid editions.The price is 24,99 euros in all retailers.

#17 of 17 OFFLINE   John Hodson

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Posted November 03 2006 - 01:57 AM

DVD Times has reviewed the new French editions of:

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
Black Narcissus
A Canterbury Tale

Check out the links to the Institut Lumiere website from those reviews; more P&P have been released over there. Those R2 French releases have also now been released in an 8-disc boxset - see here.

And there's another French box release, containing A Matter of Life and Death and the first DVD release of Oh...Rosalinda! - see here.

Plus, Play.com have artwork for the new UK P&P box here.
So many films, so little time...
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