The Battles Of Coronel And Falkland Islands Blu-Ray

The Battles Of Coronel And Falkland Islands Blu-Ray
The Battles Of Coronel And Falkland Islands Blu-Ray The Battles Of Coronel And Falkland Islands Blu-Ray
This dramatic reconstruction of two decisive naval battles from the Great War is one of the finest films of the British silent era. The Battle of Coronel, off the coast of Chile, was a triumph for German Admiral von Spee and the first defeat of the British navy for a hundred years, The retaliatory strike was instigated six weeks later by Admiral Fisher, who sent two large battlecruisers, HMS Invincible and HMS Inflexible, to the South Atlantic to restore British supremacy. Filmed on real battleships supplied by the admiralty, this monumental production, like Eisenstein's Battleship Potemkin (1925), glories in the power and beauty of the machine. Scrupulously fair in its treatment of the enemy, this stirring film has been restored by the BFI National Archive and is presented with a newly commissioned score composed by Simon Dobson and performed by the Band of her Majesty's Royal Marines.

Special Features
Scoring The Battles Of Coronel And Falkland Islands (2014, 13 Mins): A Consideration Of Simon Dobson's New Musical Accompaniment, The Battles Of Coronel And Falkland Islands Restoration Demonstration (2014, 6 Mins): Some Of The Problems Faced By The BFI Restoration Team, BFI London Film Festival Archive Gala Introduction (2014, 4 Mins), Sea Dreams (Lancelot Speed, 1914, 6 Mins): Animation Mocking The German Navy, Naval Review (Will Barker, 1914, 5 Mins): King George V Reviews The British Fleet At Spithead In July 1914, Our Naval Losses (1914, 1 Min): Moving Eulogy To the British Ships Sunk In the Early Months Of The War, England Experts (1914, 1 Min): Scenes Of Trafalgar Day At Nelson's Column, Fully Illustrated Booklet With Original Essays And Full Credits
Specifications
Aspect Ratio1.33:1
AudioEnglish DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Silent With Music
BBFCPG
Case TypeAmaray Single
CastCraighall Sherry, Roger Maxwell
ColourBlack & White
DirectorWalter Summers
Discs1
FormatIncludes - Booklet
FormatBlu-ray
HOH (Hard of Hearing)No
LanguageEnglish
RegionBlu-Ray B
RegionBlu-Ray C
RegionBlu-Ray A
Released2015-01-19
Run Time106
Special Features
Year1927

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