Watch now

Quantity:1

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
      

Look at Life: Volume Three - Science [DVD]


Price: £12.30 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
18 new from £12.30 3 used from £11.74 1 collectible from £39.35

Looking for Bargains?
Check out the DVD & Blu-ray Deals of the Week page to find this week's price-drops. Deals of the Week end on Sunday at 23:59.

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Frequently Bought Together

Look at Life: Volume Three - Science [DVD] + Look at Life: Volume One - Transport [DVD] + Look at Life: Volume 5 - Cultural Heritage [DVD]
Price For All Three: £44.70

Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product details

  • Actors: Various
  • Directors: Various
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Network
  • DVD Release Date: 26 Sep 2011
  • Run Time: 450 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004W2OYOK
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,865 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Reviews

Look at Life was a regular series of short documentary films produced in the 1960s by the Special Features Division of the Rank Organisation and screened in their Odeon and Gaumont cinemas replacing the circuit s newsreel, Universal News, which had become largely irrelevant with the advent of television news broadcasts. Marvellously concise and beautifully shot, these 'slice of life' colour featurettes numbering over 500 episodes in total presented cinemagoers with varied aspects of contemporary British life. Digitally transferred from the original film elements, this volume presents 45 memorable films offering fascinating insights into varied aspects of scientific progress and innovation that have benefited the British way of life. Many of the films have remained unseen since their first screening.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
11
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 11 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Colin Smith TOP 500 REVIEWER on 7 Oct 2011
Verified Purchase
Produced by the Rank Organisation for screening in their Odeon and Gaumont cinemas, this is another colourful collection of informative and charming short featurettes, each running for around 10 minutes.
This third look at 1960's contemporary life focuses on science, covering the technological advancements of the day. What makes this collection so special for me is the fact that on the rare occasions that the subject matter didn't particularly appeal to me, the brevity of each film and the great presentation meant the films retained my interest. The films manage to pack a lot of information into their short running times, and have a lovely addictive quality.

With the warm tones of narrators Raymond Baxter, Antony Bilbow, Duncan Carse, E.V.H. Emmett, Michael Ingrams, Martin Jarvis and Tim Turner, each potted history lesson is imbued with nostalgia, and a disarming charm that I find hard to resist. This 45-film collection covers a diverse cross-section of scientific subjects, which I could waffle on about all day. To avoid boring you rigid it would be far easier to give the name and details of each film, which is printed on the inside of the DVD case. Before I do, I will round off by informing you that the picture and sound quality on this digitally restored collection is mostly good, there are no subtitles. The 3 discs are stored in a single-size DVD case.
Here is a list of the films with brief details....

*DISC ONE:
FOLLOW THE STARS - There are many who follow the stars. Some believe they can indicate the future, while astronomers spend their nights observing the heavens through the great telescopes at Jodrell Bank.
A MARRIAGE IS ARRANGED... How a marriage between steel and plastic is successfully forged at British steelworks.
Read more ›
3 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By The Village Bike on 3 Mar 2012
Verified Purchase
Really interesting. One of the films covers Hampton Water Works, where I work, interesting to see how the sand filter beds being cleaned in 1965 and inside Stilgo House, Hampton showing the 8 steam turbines driving the high lift pumps to the mains into the London supply routes.

The other films shows scientific areas, one shows an elephant getting a pill, the elephant keeper in the film was my uncle Gordon!

If you like a scientific trip down memory lane, when Britain was proud of scientists and engineers instead of prima donna footballers and 3rd rate boring media celebs of today, this is for you.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By ROBBO on 29 Oct 2011
Verified Purchase
CRACKING !

Another gem from the same people who released volumes 1,2, and 3.
Well worth the money. When is the next one going to be released?
A must for anyone who enjoys these sort of information films.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By steven H on 17 Sep 2013
Verified Purchase
these films are very good but i only bought it for one film in particular "Their lifeline,the Nile" as i had a copy of this on that old home movie gauge Super 8mm (1970`s home cinema) and had paid then over £20 so these which are of better quality were for me a bargain..
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Psyber on 16 Sep 2013
Verified Purchase
OK, you're only going to buy this if you like old film from the 60's, and you like science anyway. The content is good and has kept me quiet for hours. So, if you are a certain age, like science and 60's British culture and design, just go and buy it - you won't be disapointed.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By What the Butler Saw on 4 April 2012
Verified Purchase
These short films are a fantastic social record of life in the 1950s and 60s. Indeed, as they say, 'The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.'

Made in 35mm colour, the picture quality is very good and opens a window on life as it used to be, with a commentary to match. Cars, fashions, homes, streets. The electronic 'brain' which fills a large room. An optimistic look at nuclear power. North Sea gas and oil. ERNIE picking Premium Bond prizes and glowing while it does it. An artificial limb factory. False teeth being made. Engineering apprentices in tweed jackets and smoking a pipe. Plus many more.

A real nostagia fest, which I highly recommend.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback