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Uniform Title Matter of life and death (Motion picture : 1946)
Title A matter of life and death / J. Arthur Rank presents ; a production of the Archers ; written, produced and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.

Publication Info. [New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Adult Department  DVD MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH DISC 1-2    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Audio Visual  DVD MATTER DISC 1-2    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult DVD  DVD MATTER    Check Shelf
Edition Two-DVD special edition.
Description 2 videodiscs (104 min.) : sound, color, black and white; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded insert (12 unnumbered pages ; illustrations ; folded to 19 x 12 cm)
Physical Medium 4 3/4 in.
stamping rdapm
DVD video 4 3/4 in. rda
Description digital rdatr
optical rdarm
mono rdacpc
1.0 Dolby Digital
digital optical mono Dolby Digital 1.0 rda
NTSC rdabs
video file rdaft
DVD video
region 1 rdare
video file DVD video region 1 rda
Motion pictures lcgft
Motion picture lcsh
Series The Criterion collection 939
Criterion collection ; 939.
System Details DVD; NTSC, region 1; 4:3 presentation; Dolby digital 1.0; mono.
Language In English with optional subtitles in English for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Cast David Niven, Roger Livesey, Raymond Massey, Kim Hunter, Marius Goring, Abraham Sofaer, Robert Coote, Joan Maude, Kathleen Byron, Bonar Calleano, Richard Attenborough.
Credits Music, Allan Gray ; photography, Jack Cardiff ; editor, Reginald Mills ; costumes, Hein Heckroth.
Note Title from title frame.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1946.
Full screen.
Summary After miraculously surviving a jump from his burning plane, RAF pilot Peter Carter encounters the American radio operator to whom he has just delivered his dying wishes and, face-to-face on a tranquil English beach, the pair fall in love. When a messenger from the afterlife arrives to correct the clerical error that spared his life, Peter must mount a fierce defense for his right to stay on earth.
Audience MPAA rating: PG.
Note Special features on disc 1: audio commentary from 2009 featuring film scholar Ian Christie; restoration demonstration ; on disc 2: new interview with editor Thelma Schoonmaker, director Michael Powell's widow; new interview with film historian Craig Barron on the film's visual effects and production design; interview from 2009 with filmmaker Martin Scorsese; The colour merchant, a 1998 short film by Craig McCall featuring cinematographer Jack Cardiff.
Program notes (1 folded sheet) with essay by critic Stephanie Zacharek inserted in container.
Subject World War (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst01180924
Air pilots -- Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Drama.
Near-death experiences -- Drama.
Trials -- Drama.
Air pilots. (OCoLC)fst00802420
Near-death experiences. (OCoLC)fst01035296
Trials. (OCoLC)fst01156290
Chronological Term 1939-1945
Genre/Form Romantic comedy films.
Fantasy films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Drama. (OCoLC)fst01423879
Fantasy films. (OCoLC)fst01710304
Feature films. (OCoLC)fst01710384
Fiction films. (OCoLC)fst01710264
Romantic comedy films. (OCoLC)fst01710433
Video recordings for the hearing impaired. (OCoLC)fst01710450
Added Author Powell, Michael, 1905-1990, film director, film producer, screenwriter.
Pressburger, Emeric, 1902-1988, film director, film producer, screenwriter.
Rank, J. Arthur, 1888-1972, film producer.
Cardiff, Jack, director of photography.
Gray, Allan, 1902-1973, composer (expression)
Mills, Reginald, 1912-1990, editor of moving image work.
Heckroth, Hein, costume designer.
Niven, David, 1910-1983, actor.
Livesey, Roger, 1906-1976, actor.
Massey, Raymond, actor.
Hunter, Kim, 1922-2002, actor.
Goring, Marius, 1912-1998, actor.
Sofaer, Abraham, 1896-1988, actor.
Coote, Robert, 1909-1982, actor.
Maude, Joan, actor.
Byron, Kathleen, 1921-2009, actor.
Calleano, Bonar, actor.
Attenborough, Richard, actor.
Archers (Firm), production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Added Title Container of (work): Colour merchant (Motion picture)
ISBN 9781681434841
Standard No. 715515218610
Music No. CC2927DDVD The Criterion Collection
CC2927D The Criterion Collection
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