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The British Transport Films Collection Volume 8 - Points and Aspects [DVD]

James Ritchie , Ronald Craigen    Exempt   DVD
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  • Directors: James Ritchie, Ronald Craigen, Michael Orrom, Nick Nicholls, C David Lochner
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Bfi
  • DVD Release Date: 25 Aug 2008
  • Run Time: 289 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001A47GFC
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,855 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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BRITISH TRANSPORT FILMS COLLECTION

Following the nationalisation of transport in 1948, the British Transport Commission set up its own in-house film production unit. Launched on 1st May, 1949, and led for 25 years by Edgar Anstey OBE a founding father of the British documentary movement it became one of the largest industrial film units in Britain.

All these films are now preserved in the bfi National Film and Television Archive. This selection has been digitally remastered for this two-disc set, which is a 'must' not for the documentary aficionado who will recognise traits and innovations in British non-fiction filmmaking.

Disc one

  • Single Line Working (1958)
  • Day to Day Track Maintenance Part 1 (1952)
  • Day to Day Track maintenance Part 2 (1952)
  • The Single Engineers (1962)
  • Mishap (1958)
  • Spick and Span (1962)

Disc two

  • The Long Night Haul (1957)
  • Care of St Christopher's (1959)
  • Measured for Transport (1962)
  • Channel Islands (1952)
  • Under the Wires (1965)
  • Points and Aspects (1974)
  • Scotland for Sport (1958)

UK / 1952-1974 / black and white, and colour / 289 minutes / Ratio 1.33:1

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British Transport Films Collection Vol.8 - Points And Aspects


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars points and aspects 25 May 2010
yet another brilliant collection of btf films, true some are more interesting than others relative to railway working and history but all worth watching over and over, my favourites being track maintenance and the touching views of the orphans of st. christopher's , a railway charity, you don't have to be a railway enthusiast to enjoy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb nostalgia! 20 Mar 2010
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Another nostalgic look at British life (not just railways). Amazing quality again from the BFI.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Railways Past 6 Nov 2011
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For those interested in railways and how they operate this is very good viewing.If by chance you model railways there is a great deal of information.A very good bu and well worth the money.
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