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British Transport Films Collection - Vol. 5: Off The Beaten Track [DVD]

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  • Directors: J B Holmes, Michael Orrom, Michael Clarke, Ralph Keene, James Ritchie
  • 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 Jun. 2007
  • Run Time: 304 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 23 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B000PY4WNW
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 34,345 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

  • Ocean Terminal (1952)
  • Dodging the Column (1952)
  • Link Span (1956)
  • Every Valley (1957)
  • Journey into Spring (1957)
  • Between the Tides (1958)
  • Giant Load (1958)

Disc two

  • They Take the High Road (1960)
  • Wild Highlands (1961)
  • Wild Wings (1965)
  • An Artist Looks at Churches (1959)
  • Railways For Ever! (1970)
  • The Scene from Melbury House (1972)
  • Age of Invention (1975)
  • The Seaspeed Express (1980)

UK / 1952-1980 / black and white, and colour / 304 minutes / Ratio 1.33:1


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