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The British Transport Films Collection Volume 8 - Points and Aspects [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: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001A47GFC
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 36,278 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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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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Another nostalgic look at British life (not just railways). Amazing quality again from the BFI.
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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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This is the first of 2 steam train dvds recently purchased. I am very pleased with them and would highly recommend them to anyone who is a steam train enthusiast
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This is a great item and I would most certainly recommend it to others.
It is worth every penny paid for it.
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What a shame. The films are brilliant period pieces, which should be very enjoyable to watch. However, despite the claim in the Amazon listing, there appear to be no subtitles. I don't order DVDs without subtitles as they are useless to my profoundly deaf son, so I now feel I have been had.

Why is it still legal to sell DVDs without subtitles? There is no excuse.

Now for a snotagram to the BFI for producing DVDs without bothering to do the subtitles...
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Product as described, would use this supplier again
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