Culloden / The War Game Blu-Ray + DVD

Culloden / The War Game Blu-Ray + DVD
Hailed as a breakthrough when it was first broadcast in 1964, Peter Watkins' Culloden - which brilliantly reconstructs the famous battle of 1746 - stunned viewers by approaching its historical subject matter in the style of contemporary TV news coverage. Watkins' The War Game, about a limited nuclear attack on Kent, blended fact and fiction to create a disturbing vision of the personal and public consequences of such an attack. Banned from TV screens for twenty years, it was through its cinema release in 1966 - and its Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 1967 - that it gained a loyal and vociferous following. Newly remastered to HIgh Definition, these startling and controversial films are presented on Blu-ray here for the very first time.

Special Features
Newly Remastered And Presented In Both High Definition And Standard Definition, Michael Bradsell Interview (2015, 21 Mins): The Film Editor Talks About Working With Peter Watkins At The BBC, John Cook Audio Commentary On Culloden (2002), Culloden On Location (Donald Fairservice, 1964, 8 Mins): Colour Footage Of The Cast And Crew During The Filming Of Culloden, With A 2002 Commentary By John Cook, Patrick Murphy Audio Commentary On The War Game (2002), The War Game: The Controversy (2002, 19 Mins): Patrick Murphy Charts The Production History, Banning And Eventual Distribution Of The War Game, The War Game Book: On-Screen Gallery Of The Complete 1967 Book, Published To Accompany The Film, Illustarted Booklet With New Essays By John Cook, David Archibald And William Fowler, And Full Film Credits
Specifications
Aspect Ratio1.33:1
AudioEnglish LPCM Mono 2.0, English Dolby Digital Mono 2.0
BBFC12
Case TypeAmaray Single
CastTony Cosgrove, Olivier Espitalier-Noel, Don Fairservice
ColourBlack & White
DirectorPeter Watkins
Discs2
FormatIncludes - Booklet
FormatDVD
FormatBlu-ray
HOH (Hard of Hearing)Yes
LanguageEnglish
RegionDVD 2
RegionBlu-Ray B
Released2016-03-28
Run Time115
Special Features
SubtitleEnglish
Year1964

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