KEN RUSSELL COLLECTION The Great Composers

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Box 3 BluRay + DVD Formato DualDisc Nuovo

Box 3 BluRay + DVD DualDisc Format New

Regione B/2, PAL, 211 minuti + extra features

Lingua Inglese

Contiene materiali extra

Il box contiene tre ritratti di altrettanti musicisti realizzati da Ken Russell:

Elgar (1962) dedicato al compositore inglese Sir Edward Elgar

The Debussy Film (1965), dedicato alla vita del compositore francese Charles Debussy, interpretato da Oliver Reed.

Song of Summer (1968) che racconta di Eric Fenby e le sue memorie di come avesse aiutato il compositore ormai cieco e paralizzato Frederick Delius.

THE KEN RUSSELL COLLECTION: THE GREAT COMPOSERS (Dual Format Edition)
Three films by Ken Russell

A Dual Format Edition collection bringing together the career defining work of Ken Russell at the BBC. Russell’s work during the sixties for award-winning arts documentary series Monitor and Omnibuswere critically-acclaimed and often seen as a high point in his filmmaking.

The first of the three films, Elgar (1962), portrays in vigorous style the life of the English composer Sir Edward Elgar, with Huw Wheldon narrating his life story over beautiful mountain scenery. The Debussy Film (1965), Russell’s penultimate film for Monitor was an ambitious work about the composer’s life, written by Melvyn Bragg and starring Oliver Reed as Claude Debussy. Song of Summer(1968) is generally regarded (not least by its director) as Russell’s best television film with many critics citing it as his finest work in any medium. The story traces Eric Fenby and is based on his memoirs of trying to help the blind and paralysed composer Frederick Delius.

The films in this collection have been remastered to High Definition, and are presented on Blu-ray for the very first time

Special features

  • Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition
  • Michael Bradsell Interview (2015, 10 mins): the film editor talks about working with Ken Russell
  • Land of Hope and Glory (1931, 3 mins): footage of Sir Edward Elgar conducting the LSO at the opening of the new HMV Studios (now Abbey Road Studios)
  • Elgar and the Three Choirs Festival (Harold Brooke, 1929-1932, 9 mins): amateur footage of Elgar at home and at the Three Choirs Festival
  • Ken Russell and Michael Kennedy audio commentary for Elgar (2002)
  • Newly commissioned commentary by Kevin Flanagan for The Debussy Film
  • Ken Russell audio commentary for Song of Summer (2002)
  • Illustrated booklet featuring new essays by Kevin Flanagan, John Hill, John C Tibbetts, Paul Sutton and Michael Brooke, and full credits

UK | 1962-1968 | black and white | English language, with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles | 211 minutes | original aspect ratio 1.33:1

1 x BD50: 1080, 50i, LPCM 2.0 audio (48kHz/16-bit) | 2 x DVD9 x 2: PAL, 25fps, Dolby Digital 2.0 audio (320kbps)

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