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Press Release Criterion Press Release: Tunes of Glory (Blu-ray)

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    In Ronald Neame’s Tunes of Glory, the incomparable Alec Guinness plays Jock Sinclair—a whiskey-drinking, up-by-the-bootstraps commanding officer of a peacetime Scottish battalion. A lifetime military man, Sinclair expects respect and loyalty from his men. But when Basil Barrow (John Mills)—an educated, by-the-book scion of a military family—enters the scene as Sinclair’s replacement, the two men engage in a fierce struggle for control of both the battalion and the hearts and minds of its men. Based on the novel by James Kennaway and featuring flawless performances by Guinness and Mills, Tunes of Glory uses the rigid stratification of military life to comment on the institutional contradictions and class hierarchies of English society, making for an unexpectedly moving drama.

    FILM INFO
    • Ronald Neame
    • United Kingdom
    • 1960
    • 107 minutes
    • Color
    • 1.66:1
    • English
    • Spine #225

      SPECIAL FEATURES
      • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
      • Interview from 2003 with director Ronald Neame
      • Audio interview from 2002 with actor John Mills
      • Television interview from 1973 with actor Alec Guinness
      • Trailer
      • PLUS: An essay by film scholar Robert Murphy
      Cover by Eric Skillman based on an original theatrical poster


      December 3, 2019
     
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    Ronald Epstein

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    Thank you for supporting HTF when you preorder using the link below. If you are using an adblocker you will not see link.

     
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    This seems to be the year for Obi-Wan Kenobi (original recipe) on blu-ray. :dance:
     
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    I saw this restoration at last year's TCM festival and it's gorgeous. I've been hoping it would show up on Blu-ray and now my wishes are answered. If only I could see it on the big screen again, though.
     
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  5. Ronald Epstein

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    Thank you for supporting HTF when you preorder using the link below. If you are using an adblocker you will not see link.

     
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    I never saw this film so I checked out the dvd at my local library and liked it very much. Great performance by Alec Guinness and a interesting view of a Scottish battalion. Glad this is getting a new release because at the 90 minute mark there is a dark vertical line on the right side of the image that lasts for about 5 minutes.
     
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    A superb film and an essential purchase.
     
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    I second that.......and no special effects thank goodness.
     
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