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Look at Life - British Cold War Jets [DVD]

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  • Format: PAL
  • 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: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Simply Media
  • DVD Release Date: 10 April 2006
  • Run Time: 85 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000F7M6UK
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 85,639 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Originally made for the Cinema, Rank's Look At Life short films were shot in 35mm colour and offer a treasure trove of previously unavailable high quality film footage.

This unique collection features no less than nine short documentaries from the 1950s and 1960s featuring Lightnings, V-Bombers, the Kestrel, Black Arrows Hunters, Fleet Air Arm deck ops, Javelins and much more!

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4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating insight 22 Mar 2013
By Nic
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For me there were not enough of the cold war jets (subject area interest for me) it only has a few minutes in total of the Vulcan / Victor / Valiant series of aircraft but has rather more footage of the earlier jets, particularly the Lightning. Also shows the aerobatics team before they became the Red Arrows, and limited R and D around ejector seats and what happens at one or two of the RAF facilities. Narrative is interesting on the views of the cold war threat. The DVD is a set of 9 films approximately 10 minutes in length, total running time close to 90 minutes. Slightly disappointing for me that it is earlier cold war as opposed to later, then again some may find that more interesting that the more publicised later cold war. Presented in 4:3 ratio (original) and very high picture quality. Some of the reel transitions were jumpy, audio clicky in a couple of the films.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great 16 Feb 2013
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Loved the dvd. Brought back memories of listening to these programmes when I went to the cinema as a teenager in the 1960's. The film quality and resolution was fantastic. Well done
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