'The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp' Announced and Detailed for Blu-ray

Posted Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 12:00 PM PST by

The 1943 war epic makes its Blu-ray debut in March.

In an early announcement to retailers, Criterion will release 'The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp' on Blu-ray on March 19.

Considered by many to be the finest British film ever made, 'The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp,' by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, is a stirring masterpiece like no other.

The Blu-ray will feature a new 4K digital master from the 2012 Film Foundation restoration, an uncompressed monaural soundtrack, and supplements include: Audio commentary featuring director Michael Powell and filmmaker Martin Scorsese; Video introduction by Scorsese; A Profile of "The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp," a twenty-four-minute documentary; Restoration demonstration, hosted by Scorsese; Interview with editor Thelma Schoonmaker Powell, Michael Powell's widow; Gallery featuring rare behind-the-scenes production stills; Gallery tracing the history of David Low's original Colonel Blimp cartoons; and a booklet featuring an essay by critic Molly Haskell.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $39.95.

You can find the latest specs for 'The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under March 19.

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The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Blu-ray)
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