THE GREAT WHITE SILENCE + 90° SOUTH
A film by Herbert Ponting
Herbert Pont's official record of Captain Scott's legendary expedition to the South Pole, restored by the BFI and featuring a new musical score by Simon Fisher Turner, captures in breathtaking detail the alien beauty of the landscape, and ensured that the heroism involved would never be forgotten.
The BFI National Archive custodian of the expedition negatives created this award-winning restoration using the latest photochemical and digital techniques and reintroduced its sophisticated use of colour.
- Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition
- 90° South (1933, 72 mins): Pointing's final sound version of his legendary expedition footage
- Great White Silence: How Did They Do It? (2011,20 mins): new documentary about the restoration
- The Sound of Silence (2011, 13 mins): new documentary about Simon Fisher Turner's approach to the score
- Location field recordings (2010, 4 mins): celebrated sound recordist Chris Watson's document of Scott's expedition hut
- Archive newsreel items (1910-1925, 5 mins, DVD only): actuality coverage of the expedition's departure and return
- Illustrated booklet with essays, film notes and credits
UK | 1924 | black & white, tinted and toned | silent with music | 108 minutes | original aspect ratio 1.33:1
Disc 1: BD50 | 1080p | 24fps | PCM stereo audio (48k/24-bit)
Disc 2: DVD9 | PAL | Dolby Digital stereo audio (320kbps)
Region 0 PAL DVD
Region free Blu-ray