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  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Bfi
  • DVD Release Date: 15 April 2013
  • Run Time: 185 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00B6RBSOI
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 86,235 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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COI Collection Volume 8: Your Children and You (2 disc DVD set)

With a spike in birth rates after the Second World War, it was the job of the government's publicity agency, the Central Office of Information (COI), to provide guidance for first-time parents on the dos and don'ts of bringing up children. The eighth volume of the COI Collection provides a fascinating survey of our ever-evolving attitudes to child-rearing, covering the ample topics of pregnancy, birth, parenting, childhood, child development, child psychology and school days.

Highlights include: Your Children and You (1946), which covers the practicalities of caring for babies and young children; Children Growing Up with Other People (1947), Margaret Thomson's observational film about childhood and adolescence; Charley Junior's Schooldays (1949), in which luxurious Halas and Batchelor colour animation is used to explain the workings of the new Education Act; and children's Thought and Language (1971), which explains the development of language and reasoning of young children.

This collection also includes four bonus films from The Wellcome Library focusing on childbirth, pregnancy and maternity, three of which feature newly recorded musical accompaniments or soundscapes.

Special features

  • Bathing and Dressing, Parts 1 & 2 (1935, 20 mins): a meticulous demonstration of how to bathe and change a very young baby
  • Toxæmia of Pregnancy (1958, 13 mins): an informative educational film about this serious condition
  • Maternity: A film of Queen Charlotte's Hospital (1935, 15 mins): a semi-professional film showing antenatal and postnatal care in the 1930s
  • Childbirth as an Athletic Feat (1939, 9 mins): this short film demonstrates a series of antenatal exercises suitable for mothers-to-be

UK | 1946-1985 | black & white, and colour | English language, with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles | 185 minutes | DVD9 x 2 | Original aspect ratio 1.33:1 | Region 0 PAL DVD

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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Hall on 22 April 2013
So far this series of films made for the COI has been pretty good; some releases occasionally less than stellar but watchable. This is the first I genuinely didn't like and found pretty weak from beginning to end. Many of the post-war films are just too long and too dull - they're not particularly interesting either historically or cinematically. It's just an educated guess but I think many were made to shown to specific audiences when the COI had mobile cinema units after the war [...]. Some do stand out like Charley Junior's School Days but this has already been available on the Internet for years [...].

All in all disappointing as the BFI have released some truly outstanding historical documentaries like Tales from the Shipyard and Land of Promise and this just doesn't match up. Admittedly many COI films are not just "fillers" as brilliantly put together in Charley Says... but the largely instructional films in this collection are just not that interesting for the general viewer are probably of more interest to those studying post-war childcare.
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By Orlando on 6 May 2014
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Not as interesting as the previous editions in this series. This one would, in my opinion, mainly appeal to women dealing with the subjects of birth and raising children. OK to watch, but probably only once.
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