Dedicated to the work of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger and all the other people, both actors and technicians who helped them make those wonderful films.
A lot of the documents have been sent to me or have come from other web sites. The name of the web site is given where known. If I have unintentionally included an image or document that is copyrighted or that I shouldn't have done then please email me and I'll remove it.
I make no money from this site, it's purely for the love of the films.
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Do you want to screen any P&P films?
Park Circus hold the worldwide
screening rights to many P&P films:
The Red Shoes
A Matter of Life and Death
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
I Know Where I'm Going
Battle of the River Plate
The Fire Raisers
I'll Met By Moonlight
The Phantom Light
Spy In Black
Thief of Bagdad
Age of Consent
They're a Weird Mob
News Just In !!
The English Heritage Blue Plaque to commemorate the life and work of Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger was unveiled on 17th February
The digitally restored print of The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp continues on its world tour. As does the digitally restored print of The Red Shoes
- P&P related events & excursions
- 49th Parallel + A Matter of Life and Death + The Red Shoes
Barcelona, Spain; March - May
- A Canterbury Tale + I Know Where I'm Going!
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY; 15 April
- The Red Shoes
Málaga, Spain; 17 April
- A Matter of Life and Death
Caernarfon / Carnarvon, Wales; 17 April
- I Know Where I'm Going!
Brussels, Belgium; 17 April
- A Matter of Life and Death + Black Narcissus
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY; 22 April
- The Red Shoes
Barcelona, Spain; 25 & 28 April
- Peeping Tom
Brussels, Belgium; 28 April
- Peeping Tom + Psycho
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY; 29 April
- Age of Consent + Marnie
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY; 6 May
- DVD & Blu-Ray - Recent releases
- The Spy in Black (L'Espion Noir) on region B Blu-ray. From 4 February 2014.
- Black Narcissus - on Region B (Europe, Africa & Australia) Blu-Ray. From 16 June 2014. Thanks Nick
- Miracle in Soho (1957) - on Region 2 DVD. From 14 April 2014.
- From Strawberry DVD. Pre-order on Amazon.co.uk
- Emil and the Detectives - 1931 film co-written by Emeric Pressburger. DVD includes the German & English versions. Thanks Richard
- Buy the DVD from Amazon.co.uk
- Perfect Understanding - 1933 film starring Gloria Swanson & Laurence Olivier, written by Michael Powell & Miles Malleson. Announced as being released on DVD & Blu-ray from the Cohen Media Group from 4 June 2013. Thanks Paula
- The Boy Who Turned Yellow - announced as being released on DVD from The Children's Film Foundation from 17th June
- The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp - on DVD & Blu-ray from Criterion
- The Small Back Room - on DVD from Studio Canal in France under the title La mort apprivoisée (Death tamed), thanks to Natacha for the notice
- Buy the DVD - from 14 March 2013
- The Thief of Bagdad - on Blu-ray from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
- Buy the Blu-ray - from 15 November 2012
- The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp - on Blu-ray from ITV Studios
- Buy the Blu-ray - from 22 October 2012
- Music from the films
- Brian Easdale: Film Music (The Red Shoes / Battle Of The River Plate / Black Narcissus / Gone to Earth)
On the Chandos label, recorded by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales with the BBC National Chorus of Wales conducted by Rumon Gamba and with Cynthia Millar as soloist on the Ondes Martenot on the music from The Red Shoes.
These are new recordings, from the full original scores.
- Buy the CD - Amazon.co.uk
- New Books
- Michael Powell`s The Edge of the World - Then & Now
By David W. Earl
- Our Eric: A Portrait of Eric Portman
By Andy Owens
- 'I Live Cinema' : The Life and Films of Michael Powell
By James Howard
- The Tales of Hoffmann
By William Germano
In the BFI Film Classics series
- Powell and Pressburger: A Cinema of Magic Spaces
By Andrew Moor
Now published in paperback
- Portraits: Fred Daniels
By Nigel Arthur & Ewa Reeves, Fundacja Twarda Satuka, Warsaw, Poland
The life and work of Archers' stills photographer Fred Daniels
- Star of India: The Life and Films of Sabu
By Philip Leibfried, BearManor Media, OK, USA
- Michael Powell's Canterbury Tales
By Paul Tritton, Parkers, Canterbury
- Photogénie du désir: Michael Powell et Emeric Pressburger 1945-1950
By Natacha Thiéry, Presse Universitaires de Rennes
- Landscapes of dreams: The Cinema of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger (Part 1)
By George Darakhvelidze, Globe Press, Vinnitsa, Ukraine
- A Matter of Life and Death: the Brain revealed by the Mind of Michael Powell
By Diane Broadbent Friedman
An expansion of Diane's earlier work exploring the medical aspects of AMOLAD
- Collecting signatures of P&P people
- Biography of Roger Livesey
- recording some details about this great man
- Statues on a Stairway
- sculptor of AMOLAD statues identified
- Michael Powell: Interviews
- a book of interviews with Mr Powell
- A Woman of Paris
- Michael Powell interviewed after seeing Chaplin's film
- Smith (1939)
- Lost (or unknown) short film found
- Various campaigns to honour Powell & Pressburger and other Archers in various ways have been started.
- And what about some suggested remakes of the great films?
From the tongue in cheek department
- First we have the FAQ - Powell & Pressburger email list Frequently Asked Questions
- PnP FAQ - Section 0. The Main Rules
- PnP FAQ - Section 1. The Email Group.
- PnP FAQ - Section 2. Powell and Pressburger Information.
- PnP FAQ - Section 3. Unanswered Questions.
- PnP FAQ - Section 4. Campaigns
- PnP FAQ - Section 5. British English
- Google Search of this web site
- A Simple Search of this web site
- The P&P quiz - no prizes, just to test your knowledge.
- Other P&P games, puzzles & fun stuff
- Then Why people like P&P - a few reasons from some group members and some more famous people.
- A few biographies and pictures of PnP Group Members.
- The Archers Manifesto Emeric explains why they were so special.
- References to P&P films in other works.
- What about the ones that were never made for one reason or another
- Still wanted after all these years. (items I'm still looking for)
- The Powell and Pressburger Appreciation Society (PAPAS) email list.
Find out what it's all about
for all the latest P&P news and gossip.
Reviews and Articles
Some of the following are copies of various web sites I've found about Michael Powell & The Archers. I've copied them in here in case the real sites ever go away. (All original copyrights should be noted).
- Reviews and Articles
Various images of posters, lobby cards, studio stills, portraits and many others
Obituaries of those Archers that are no longer with us
Includes information about grave sites and some visits to them.
Locations & Trips:
Various other P&P connected stuff.
- P&P List Center
- Micky Powell on the IMDb
- Emeric Pressburger on the IMDb
- Usage Statistics for www.Powell-Pressburger.org
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