The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp [1945] [Criterion] (DVD)

Emeric Pressburger and Michael Powell

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Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's magnificent epic The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp dramatizes the passions and pitfalls of a lifetime in the military. The film follows the exploits of exemplary British soldier Clive Candy (Roger Livesey) as he battles to maintain his honor and proud gentlemanly conduct through romance, three wars, and a changing world. Featuring Anton Walbrook and Deborah Kerr in her first leading role (as three characters!), the vibrant and controversial The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp is the romantic portrait of a career soldier and a pointed investigation into the nature of aging, friendship, and obsolescence. The Criterion Collection is proud to present Powell and Pressburger's masterpiece in all its Techincolor glory.

Product Details

  • Starring: Deborah Kerr, Roland Culver, Roger Livesey, David Hutcheson, James Knight, James McKechnie, Nevil Mapp, Spencer Trevor, Vincent Holman
  • Format: Color, Dolby, DVD, Fullscreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Label: The Criterion Collection
  • Release Date: 10/22/2002
  • Run Time: 163 minutes
  • Catalogue #: 173

Special Features

  • Audio Commentary Featuring Director Michael Powell with Martin Scorsese
  • The 24-Minute Video Documentary, A Profile of The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
  • Selection of Sir David Low's Colonel Blimp Cartoons
  • Rare Behind-the-Scenes and Production Stills from the Collection of Michael Powell
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