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2.7.1 P&P Films
These are all the P&P films in Steve's library. It's fairly much a list of everything available on DVD, laserdisk or video (if there are any missing I'd like to know).

Please also see the still wanted list.

This is a list of all the commercially released P&P titles, they might not all be currently available but knowing that they have been released means that you might also find them on the second hand market.

I had to split this into separate pages for DVDs, Laserdisks and Videos.

 


See the list of places to buy the films from.

  In Association with Amazon.co.uk
 

 


2.7.1-D P&P Films (on DVD & Blu-Ray)
Title Notes & Extras
See Note
Label Region
See Note
Release
date
Available from
Blackmail (1929) Both sound & silent versions
Includes Hitch doing sound screen test with Anny Ondra
ArtHaus 2 27 Mar 2002 German DVD sellers including Amazon.de
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Blackmail (1929) Desert Island Films 1 29 Mar 2011 US DVD sellers including Amazon.com
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Emil and the Detectives (1931) Emeric Pressburger co-wrote the script
Includes English & German versions
BFI 2? 19 August 2013 UK DVD sellers including Amazon.co.uk
Perfect Understanding (1933) DVD includes Husband's Reunion & Dream Stuff (1933) by Mack Sennett Cohen Media Group 1? 4 Jun 2013 US DVD sellers including Amazon.com
Perfect Understanding (1933) Blu-Ray includes Husband's Reunion & Dream Stuff (1933) by Mack Sennett Cohen Media Group A? 4 Jun 2013 US Blu-Ray sellers including Amazon.com
Red Ensign (1934) +
The Phantom Light (1935)
DVD includes The Upturned Glass (1947)

Subtitles
MPI 1? 29 Jul 2008 US DVD sellers including Amazon.com
The Fire Raisers (1934) Fixed French subtitles
No extras, not even scene selection. Just the option to start playing the film
Opening
Les films de ma vie
2? 20 Oct 2009 French DVD sellers including Amazon.fr
Red Ensign (1934) Fixed French subtitles
No extras, not even scene selection. Just the option to start playing the film
Opening
Les films de ma vie
2? 20 Oct 2009 French DVD sellers including Amazon.fr
The Phantom Light (1935) Fixed French subtitles
No extras, not even scene selection. Just the option to start playing the film
Opening
Les films de ma vie
2? 20 Oct 2009 French DVD sellers including Amazon.fr
The Phantom Light (1935) Image gallery Network DVD 2 2 Nov 2015 UK DVD sellers including Amazon UK
The Edge of the World (1937) + Commentary featuring Thelma Schoonmaker (Michael Powell's widow and Martin Scorsese's editor) and film critic and Powell & Pressburger scholar Prof. Ian Christie
+ Daniel Day-Lewis reading extracts from 200,000 Feet on Foula, (Michael Powell's book of their adventures on the island)
+ An Airman's Letter to His Mother (1941)
+ The documentary: Return to the Edge of the World (1978) made for BBC TV when Powell and some of the surviving cast and crew returned to the island 40 years later.
+ Stills gallery
Milestone Film & Video 1 9 Dec 2003 US DVD sellers including Amazon.com
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The Edge of the World (1937) + Commentary featuring Thelma Schoonmaker (Michael Powell's widow and Martin Scorsese's editor) and film critic and Powell & Pressburger scholar Prof. Ian Christie
+ Daniel Day-Lewis reading extracts from 200,000 Feet on Foula, (Michael Powell's book of their adventures on the island)
+ Michael Powell's home movies of a trip to Scotland
+ The documentary: Return to the Edge of the World (1978) made for BBC TV when Powell and some of the surviving cast and crew returned to the island 40 years later.
+ Travelogue: St. Kilda - Britain's Loneliest Isle (1928)
+ Biographies of Michael Powell and producer Joe Rock
+ Stills gallery
+ Subtitles for the hard of hearing
BFI 2 12 Jan 2004 UK DVD sellers including Amazon.co.uk
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The Edge of the World (1937) + Commentary featuring Thelma Schoonmaker (Michael Powell's widow and Martin Scorsese's editor) and film critic and Powell & Pressburger scholar Prof. Ian Christie
+ Daniel Day-Lewis reading extracts from 200,000 Feet on Foula, (Michael Powell's book of their adventures on the island)
+ Michael Powell's home movies of a trip to Scotland
+ The documentary: Return to the Edge of the World (1978) made for BBC TV when Powell and some of the surviving cast and crew returned to the island 40 years later.
+ Travelogue: St. Kilda - Britain's Loneliest Isle (1928)
+ Biographies of Michael Powell and producer Joe Rock
+ Stills gallery
+ Subtitles for the hard of hearing
+ Fully illustrated booklet with newly commissioned essay by Professor Ian Christie, reviews and notes on the film.
BFI B 23 Aug 2010 UK Blu-ray sellers including Amazon.co.uk
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The Challenge (1938) (El Reto) No extras to speak of, just a scene selection 2 17 Aug 2015 Spanish DVD sellers like Amazon Spain
The Spy in Black (1939) No extras to speak of, just a scene selection Magna Pacific 4 ?? Australian DVD sellers like VideoShift (search for title) and EZY DVD
The Spy in Black (1939) No extras to speak of, just a scene selection ? 1 ?? American DVD sellers like Movies Unlimited
The Spy in Black (1939)
El Espía Negro
No extras to speak of, just a scene selection and Spanish subtitles Manga Films 2 ?? Various DVD sellers like Amazon.com
The Spy in Black (1939) No extras to speak of, just a scene selection Strawberry Media 2 20 Feb 2012 Various UK DVD sellers like Amazon.co.uk
The Spy in Black (1939) Audio track en anglais ou en français Elephant Films B 4 Feb 2014 Various French Blu-ray sellers like Amazon.fr
The Lion Has Wings (1939)
+ Q Planes (1939)
Double DVD Magna Pacific 4 ?? Australian DVD sellers like Magna Pacific and EZY DVD
The Lion Has Wings (1939)   DD Home Entertainment

DDHE are no longer in business and their replacement company, SimplyHE, doesn't stock this
2? ?? UK DVD sellers
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The Lion Has Wings (1939)
Le lion a des ailes
Audio in English with optional French subtitles Elephant Films 0 5 May 2015 French DVD sellers like Amazon.fr
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The Lion Has Wings (1939) No extras to speak of, just a scene selection Strawberry Media 2 20 July 2015 UK DVD sellers like Amazon UK
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Contraband (1940) No extras but it's the full version (8 mins were cut from the original US release) Kino 0 24 Apr 2001 US DVD sellers including Amazon.com
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The Thief of Bagdad (1940)   The Korda Collection 2/4 ?? Australian DVD sellers like VideoShift (search for title) and EZY DVD
The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
Le Voleur de Bagdad
Soundtrack in French (English subtitles) Canal+ 2 8 Apr 2002 French DVD sellers including Amazon.fr
The Thief of Bagdad (1940) Subtitles and alternative audio track in Spanish MGM 1? 3 Dec 2002 US DVD sellers including Amazon.com.
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The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
Der Dieb von Bagdad
Soundtrack in German or English
Subtitles in German
Theatrical trailer (Both English & German)
Slideshow of stills, lobby cards, posters etc.
Biographies (auf Deutsch)
Anolis Entertainment 2 15 Apr 2004 German DVD sellers including Amazon.de.
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The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
+ The Lion Has Wings (1939)
Special edition double-disc set features:
+ New digital transfer, from restored film elements
+ Optional English subtitles on the main film
+ Two audio commentaries: one featuring renowned directors Francis Coppola and Martin Scorsese, and one with film and music historian Bruce Eder
+ Visual Effects, a documentary about the technical achievements of The Thief of Bagdad, featuring interviews with special-effects masters Ray Harryhausen, Dennis Muren, and Craig Barron
+ The Lion Has Wings (1939), Alexander Korda's propaganda film for the English war effort, created when The Thief of Bagdad went into production hiatus
+ Excerpts from codirector Michael Powell's audio dictations for his autobiography
+ Excerpts from a 1976 radio interview with composer Miklos Rózsa
+ Stills gallery featuring rare images of the film's production and photos shot in Dufaycolor Optional music and effects track
+ Theatrical trailer
+ PLUS: A booklet featuring new essays by film scholars Andrew Moor and Ian Christie
Criterion 1? 27 May 2008 US DVD sellers including Amazon.com
The Thief of Bagdad (1940)   Sony B 15 Nov 2012 German DVD sellers including Amazon Germany
The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
Le Voleur de Bagdad
  • Contains the Blu-ray and DVD movie
  • Blu-ray box with sleeve
  • Documentary: Sabu: The Elephant Boy
Elysées DVD (R2) & Blu-ray (B) 9 April 2013 French DVD & Blu-ray sellers including Amazon France
One of Our Aircraft is Missing (1942) World War II Movies:
The Collector's Series
Extras: Mr. Blabbermouth: A warning about how America's war efforts can be compromised by civilian gossip.

On 3-film DVD (single disc) with Spitfire (aka The First of the Few) and We Dive at Dawn


It is reported:
"The quality of transfer to disk is very poor (probably off an old NTSC VHS tape) so the picture and sound is not so good. My VHS tape off the telly is better!! Good job I didn't pay full price and bought it cheap on Ebay. The tranfer of Spitfire (First Of The Few) is REALLY bad."
Entertainment Distributing, Inc. (EDI) 0 22 Jul 2003 US DVD sellers including CD Universe
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One of Our Aircraft is Missing (1940) Subtitles but no other extras.
One slight cut when they are all in the mess near the beginning & Frank is anticipating what Hank will say when told he's not needed that evening.
Universal Pictures 2? 15 May 2006 UK DVD sellers including Amazon.co.uk

One of Our Aircraft is Missing (1940) No extras.
Some cuts. 90 minute run time.
Alpha Home Entertainment 0 28 Oct 2008 US DVD sellers including Amazon.com
One of Our Aircraft is Missing (1940) No extras. Olive Films DVD (R1) & Blu-ray (A) 15 Nov 2016 US DVD sellers including Amazon.com

49th Parallel (1941) Carlton: The Silver Collection   2 15 Apr 2002 UK DVD sellers including Amazon.co.uk
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49th Parallel (1941)
49e Parallèle
Disc 1:
Film with original soundtrack (so mainly in English) with French subtitles.
Extras:
Film's Presentation by Bertrand Tavernier
(In French with English subtitles); 6 min
Written by Natacha Thiéry

Disc 2:
Preface by Martin Scorsese
(In English with French subtitles); 3 min 30; Cannes Classics
Memories of Michael (Part 4) by Thelma Schoonmaker-Powell
(In English with French subtitles); 9 min
A Daring Adventurer (Part 4) by Bertrand Tavernier
(In French with English subtitles); 10 min
Trailers: Le Narcisse Noir - Les Chaussons Rouges - 49e Parallèle
+ A luxurious 48 page leaflet (en Français)

L'Institut Lumière 2? 5 Apr 2006 French DVD sellers including Amazon.fr
49th Parallel (1941) Special edition double-disk set features:
+ New, restored high-definition digital transfer
+ Audio commentary by film and music historian Bruce Eder
+ The Volunteer, a 1943 Powell and Pressburger war-effort short starring Ralph Richardson
+ A Pretty British Affair, a BBC documentary on the careers of Powell and Pressburger, which considers their WWII-era collaborations and features rare footage of the filmmakers together
+ Excerpts from Michael Powell's audio dictations for his autobiography
+ Original theatrical trailer
+ Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
+ PLUS: A new essay by film scholar Charles Barr and Powell's 1941 premiere speech
The Criterion Collection 1? 20 Feb 2007 US DVD sellers including Amazon.com
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49th Parallel (1941)
(49e Parallèle)
Available on separate DVD & Blu-ray:
+ New restored HD master
+ Short Film: "The Volunteer" Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger
+ Trailer
+ photo gallery
Carlotta Films 2? + B? 23 Oct 2013 French Blu-ray sellers including Amazon.fr
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French DVD sellers including Amazon.fr
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The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) Very poor quality. Lots of drop out & digital "blocking", also some scenes breaking through into others Carlton / VCI
an MCV exclusive
2 ?? Only available through MCV stores
No longer available (that's a blessing)
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) Includes documentary A Profile of 'The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp', stills galley & biographies Carlton 2 13 May 2002 UK DVD sellers including Amazon.co.uk
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The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) + Studio commentary featuring director Michael Powell with Martin Scorsese
+ Carlton International's 24-minute video profile
+ A collection of rare behind-the-scenes and production stills from the collection of Michael Powell
+ A collection of David Low's original Colonel Blimp cartoons
The Criterion Collection 0 22 Oct 2002 US DVD sellers including Amazon.com
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The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
Colonel Blimp
Disc 1:
Film with original soundtrack (so mainly in English) with French subtitles.
Extras:
Film's Presentation by Bertrand Tavernier
(In French with English subtitles); 6 min
Written by Natacha Thiéry
Trailers: Le Narcisse Noir - Les Chaussons Rouges - 49e Parallèle

Disc 2:
Memories of Michael (Part 2) by Thelma Schoonmaker-Powell
(In English with French subtitles); 12 min;
A Daring Adventurer (Part 3) by Bertrand Tavernier
(In French with English subtitles); 20 min
A Profile of 'Colonel Blimp'
(In English with French subtitles); 26 min (Prod Carlton)
The Making of an Englishman
A documentary by Kevin Macdonald about Emeric Pressburger
(In English with French subtitles); 51 min
+ A luxurious 48 page leaflet (en Français)

L'Institut Lumière 2? 5 Apr 2006 French DVD sellers including Amazon.fr
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
  • A Profile of The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
  • Martin Scorsese Restoration Piece
  • Stills Gallery
  • Biographies

Blu-ray & DVD in same package

ITV Studios Home Entertainment 2 & B 10 Sep 2012 UK Blu-ray & DVD sellers including Amazon.co.uk
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The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
  • New restored HD master
  • DVD 1:
  • The restoration of "Colonel Blimp" by Martin Scorsese (HD - 5 ')
  • Photo: 52 rare stills from the private collection of Deborah Kerr (HD)
  • DVD 2:
  • "Once upon a time" Colonel Blimp "": film production, attempts to ban the film and rediscovery of this late masterpiece (HD - 24 ')
  • "Optimism and will" interview with Thelma Schoonmaker Powell (widow of Michael Powell and Martin Scorsese's editor) directed by Michael Henry Wilson (author of "Scorsese Scorsese") (HD - 28 ')
Carlotta Films 2 5 Nov 2012 French DVD sellers including Amazon.fr
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The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
  • New 4K master restored
  • The restoration of "Colonel Blimp" by Martin Scorsese (HD - 5 ')
  • "Once upon a time" Colonel Blimp "": film production, attempts to ban the film and rediscovery of this late masterpiece (HD - 24 ')
  • "Optimism and will" interview with Thelma Schoonmaker Powell (widow of Michael Powell and Martin Scorsese's editor) directed by Michael Henry Wilson (author of "Scorsese Scorsese") (HD - 29 ')
  • Photo: 52 rare stills from the private collection of Deborah Kerr (HD)
Carlotta Films B 5 Nov 2012 French Blu-ray sellers including Amazon.fr
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The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
  • New digital master from the Film Foundation's 2012 4K restoration
  • Audio commentary featuring director Michael Powell and filmmaker Martin Scorsese
  • New video introduction by Scorsese
  • A Profile of 'The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp', a documentary from 2000
  • Restoration demonstration, hosted by Scorsese
  • Optimism and Sheer Will, a 2012 interview with editor Thelma Schoonmaker Powell, Michael Powell's widow
  • Gallery featuring rare behind-the-scenes production stills
  • Gallery tracing the history of David Low's original Colonel Blimp cartoons
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Molly Haskell
The Criterion Collection 1 19 Mar 2013 US DVD sellers including Amazon.com
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The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
  • New digital master from the Film Foundation's 2012 4K restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Audio commentary featuring director Michael Powell and filmmaker Martin Scorsese
  • New video introduction by Scorsese
  • A Profile of 'The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp', a documentary from 2000
  • Restoration demonstration, hosted by Scorsese
  • Optimism and Sheer Will, a 2012 interview with editor Thelma Schoonmaker Powell, Michael Powell's widow
  • Gallery featuring rare behind-the-scenes production stills
  • Gallery tracing the history of David Low's original Colonel Blimp cartoons
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Molly Haskell
The Criterion Collection A 19 Mar 2013 US Blu-ray sellers including Amazon.com
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The Silver Fleet (1943) No extras, just a chapter menu ITV
Granada Ventures
DD Home Entertainment
2? ?? UK DVD sellers including MovieMail
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(Video cover)
The Silver Fleet (1943) Photo Gallery; Trivia: Who is Piet Hein? VCI Entertainment 1 15 Nov 2011 US DVD sellers including Amazon.com
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The Silver Fleet (1943) No extras to speak of, just a scene selection Strawberry Media 1 27 April 2015 UK DVD sellers including Amazon.co.uk
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A Canterbury Tale (1944)   Carlton: The Silver Collection 2 19 Jun 2007 UK DVD sellers including Amazon.co.uk
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A Canterbury Tale (1944) Special double-disc set features:
+ New, restored high-definition digital transfer
+ Audio commentary by film historian Ian Christie
+ Excerpts from the American Version, with Kim Hunter
+ New video interview with actress Sheila Sim
+ A Pilgrim's Return, a documentary about John Sweet, by Nick Burton and Eddie McMillan
+ A Canterbury Trail, a new documentary visiting the film locations, by David Thompson
+ Listen to Britain, 2001 video installation piece inspired by A Canterbury Tale, by artist Victor Burgin
+ Listen to Britain, a 1942 documentary by Humphrey Jennings
+ Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
+ Plus: A booklet featuring essays by Graham Fuller, Peter von Bagh, and actor John Sweet
The Criterion Collection 1? 25 Jul 2006 US DVD sellers including Amazon.com
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A Canterbury Tale (1944) Disc 1:
Film with original soundtrack with French subtitles.
Extras:
Film's Presentation by Bertrand Tavernier
(In French with English subtitles); 8 min
Written by Natacha Thiéry
Trailers: I Know Where I'm Going! - A Canterbury Tale - Peeping Tom - The Red Shoes - Black Narcissus - 49th Parallel

Disc 2 - Extras:
Memories of Michael (Part 6) by Thelma Schoonmaker-Powell
(In English with French subtitles); 6 min
A Daring Adventurer (Part 6) by Bertrand Tavernier
(In French with English subtitles); 21 min
Pilgrim's Return
John Sweet's interview by Nick Burton & Eddie McMillan when he returned to Canterbury in 2000
(In English with French subtitles); 22 min
produced by Canterbury Christ Church University

Portrayal of the War in British Cinema
An interview by English cinema historian Charles Brazin
(In English with French subtitles); 25 min
+ A luxurious 48 page leaflet (en Français)

L'Institut Lumière 2? 6 Dec 2006 French DVD sellers including Amazon.fr
A Canterbury Tale (1944) + Audio commentary by Thomas Caldwell, Film Critic and Editor of Cinema Autopsy at www.cinemaautopsy.com
+ Powell and Pressburger's A Canterbury Tale: A Dream of England by Brian McFarlane, Adjunct Associate Professor, School of English, Communication and Performance Studies, Monash University.
Madman Entertainment 4 6 Apr 2011 Australian DVD sellers including JB Hi-Fi
I Know Where I'm Going! (1945) + Beautiful digital transfer supervised by Erwin Hillier.
+ Audio essay by film historian Ian Christie.
+ Behind-the-scenes stills, narrated by Thelma Schoonmaker-Powell.
+ The 1994 documentary I Know Where I'm Going! Revisited, by Mark Cousins.
+ Excerpts from Michael Powell's 1937 feature The Edge of the World, with commentary, and the 1978 documentary Return to the Edge of the World.
+ Photo essay by I Know Where I'm Going! aficionado Nancy Franklin, who explores the locations used in the film.
+ Home movies from one of Michael Powell's Scottish expeditions, narrated by Thelma Schoonmaker-Powell.
+ English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired.
+ Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition.
The Criterion Collection 0 20 Feb 2001 US DVD sellers including Amazon.com
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I Know Where I'm Going! (1945) Just the film Carlton 2 7 Jul 2003 UK DVD sellers including Amazon.co.uk
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I Know Where I'm Going! (1945)
Je sais où je vais
Disc 1:
Film with original soundtrack (so mainly in English) with French subtitles.
Extras:
Film's Presentation by Bertrand Tavernier
(In French with English subtitles); 6 min
Written by Natacha Thiéry
Trailers: I Know Where I'm Going! - A Canterbury Tale - Peeping Tom - The Red Shoes - Black Narcissus - 49th Parallel

Disc 2 - Extras:
Memories of Michael (Part 5) by Thelma Schoonmaker-Powell
(In English with French subtitles); 13 min
A Daring Adventurer (Part 5) by Bertrand Tavernier
(In French with English subtitles); 21 min
Michael Powell Home Movies Shot in Scotland, commentary Thelma Schoonmaker
(In English with French subtitles); 6 min
A Sailor's Vision
An interview by the navigator Roland Jourdain about the Scottish Islands
(In French with English subtitles); 10 min
+ A luxurious 48 page leaflet (en Français)

L'Institut Lumière 2? 6 Dec 2006 French DVD sellers including Amazon.fr
I Know Where I'm Going! (1945) + Audio commentary by Dr Brian McFarlane, Adjunct Associate Professor, School of English, Communication and Performance Studies, Monash University.
+ "Between two Worlds: Powell and Pressburger's I Know Where I'm Going!" by Dr Adrian Danks, Head of Cinema Studies in the School of Media and Communication, RMIT University, co-editor of Senses of Cinema and co-curator of The Melbourne Cin math que.
+ Original audio interview with Dame Wendy Hiller by Dr. Brian McFarlane, recorded in her home in Beaconsfield, UK 1991.
Madman Entertainment 4 6 Apr 2011 Australian DVD sellers including JB Hi-Fi
Wanted For Murder (1946) Written by Emeric Image Entertainment 1? 6 Aug 2002 US DVD sellers including Amazon.com
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A Matter of Life and Death (1946) Includes documentary "The Colour
Merchant" about Jack Cardiff and
Technicolor.
Part of the longer documentary
about Jack by Craig McCall.
Carlton: The Rank Collection 2 11 Jun 2007 UK DVD sellers including Amazon.co.uk
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A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
Irrtum im Jenseits
German & English soundtrack epi 2 2 Mar 2009 German DVD sellers including Amazon.de
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A Matter of Life and Death (1946) + Age of Consent (1969) A Matter of Life and Death
Introduction by Martin Scorsese
Commentary track by Ian Christie
Subtitles (English, French)

Age of Consent
Introduction by Martin Scorsese
Interview with Helen Mirren
Interview with Ron and Valerie Taylor (underwater camera)
Commentary track by Kent Jones
Making Age of Consent - interviews with Kevin Powell (son of Michael and production manager), editor Anthony Buckley and composer Peter Sculthorpe
Subtitles (English, French)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment / The Film Foundation 1 6 Jan 2009 US DVD sellers including Amazon.com
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A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
Une question de vie ou de mort
Available on separate DVD & Blu-ray: Elephant Films 2 + B 18 Nov 2014 French DVD sellers including Amazon.fr
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A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
Une question de vie ou de mort
Available on separate DVD & Blu-ray:
+ New restored HD master
Carlotta Films 2? + B? 11 Dec 2013 French DVD sellers including Carlotta DVD
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A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
Irrtum im Jenseits
German & English soundtrack
The extras are meager: 4 trailers for other films, one of which is for "The Red Shoes."
Ascot Elite Home Entertainment 0 14 April 2015 German DVD sellers including Amazon.de
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A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
Irrtum im Jenseits
German & English soundtrack
The extras are meager: 4 trailers for other films, one of which is for "The Red Shoes."
Ascot Elite Home Entertainment 0 14 April 2015 German Blu-ray sellers including Amazon.de
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Black Narcissus (1947)   Video Collection International (VCI) / Carlton 2 26 Sep 2005 UK DVD sellers including Amazon.co.uk
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Black Narcissus (1947) + Digital restoration by Granada Media International
+ Painting With Light, 27-minute documentary on Jack Cardiff and Black Narcissus by Craig McCall, featuring Martin Scorsese and Thelma Schoonmaker among others
+ A Profile of 'Black Narcissus' - which is a look at the making of the film, with contributions from Jack Cardiff, Chris Challis, Christian Routh (grandson of Hein Heckroth) and Ian Christie (film historian and expert on Powell and Pressburger)
+ Original theatrical trailer, a stills gallery, an audio commentary track with director Michael Powell and Martin Scorsese
Network DVD 2 26 Sep 2005 UK DVD sellers including Amazon.co.uk
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Black Narcissus (1947) + Breathtaking new digital transfer, created with the participation of cinematographer Jack Cardiff
+ Audio commentary by late director Michael Powell and Martin Scorsese
+ A collection of rare behind-the-scenes production stills
+ Includes documentary Painting with Light about Jack Cardiff and BN
Part of the longer documentary about Jack by Craig McCall
+ Color, Closed-captioned
The Criterion Collection 0 30 Jan 2006 US DVD sellers including Amazon.com
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Black Narcissus (1947)
Die schwarze Narzisse
Soundtrack in German only Carlton? 2 ?? German DVD sellers including Amazon.de
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Black Narcissus (1947) Soundtrack in German only Carlton? 2 11 Sep 2007 German DVD sellers including Amazon.de
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Black Narcissus (1947) Just the film Rank Classics, Magna Pacific 4 ?? Australian DVD sellers including Video Shift and EZY DVD
Black Narcissus (1947)
Le Narcisse noir
Film HD remastered version by Granada Media International ltd, first projection at Cannes Classics 2005

Disc 1:
Film with original soundtrack (so mainly in English) with French subtitles.
Extras:
Preface by Martin Scorsese
(In English with French subtitles); 3 min 30; Cannes Classics
Film's presentation by Bertrand Tavernier
(In French with English subtitles); 6 min
Trailers: Le Narcisse Noir - Les Chaussons Rouges - 49e Parallèle

Disc 2 - Extras:
Memories of Michael (Part 3) by Thelma Schoonmaker-Powell
(In English with French subtitles); 12 min;
A Daring Adventurer (Part 2) by Bertrand Tavernier
(In French with English subtitles); 20 min
A Profile of 'Black Narcissus'
(In English with French subtitles); 26 min; Carlton
Painting with Light
About Jack Cardiff's work on Black Narcissus (By Craig McCall)
(In English with French subtitles); 27 min; Carlton
This is Colour
A demonstration film for Technicolor photographed by Jack Cardiff before his work with M. Powell
(In English with French subtitles); 13 min; BFI collection
+ A luxurious 48 page leaflet (en Français)

L'Institut Lumière 2? 5 Apr 2006 French DVD sellers including Amazon.fr
Black Narcissus (1947)   ITV DVD B 23 Jun 2008 UK DVD sellers including Amazon.co.uk
Black Narcissus (1947) + New, restored high-definition digital transfer, created with the participation of cinematographer Jack Cardiff and director Michael Powell's widow, editor Thelma Schoonmaker Powell
+ Video introduction by filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier
    Written by Natacha Thiéry
+ Audio commentary featuring Powell and director Martin Scorsese
+ The Audacious Adventurer, a video piece in which Tavernier discusses the film and Powell
+ Profile of 'Black Narcissus,' a documentary featuring members of the Archers. production team
+ Painting with Light, a documentary on Cardiff's Oscar-winning work on Black Narcissus
+ Original theatrical trailer
+ PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Kent Jones
The Criterion Collection 1 20 Jul 2010 US DVD sellers including Amazon.com
Black Narcissus (1947) + New, restored high-definition digital transfer, created with the participation of cinematographer Jack Cardiff and director Michael Powell's widow, editor Thelma Schoonmaker Powell (with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition)
+ Video introduction by filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier
    Written by Natacha Thiéry
+ Audio commentary featuring Powell and director Martin Scorsese
+ The Audacious Adventurer, a video piece in which Tavernier discusses the film and Powell
+ Profile of 'Black Narcissus,' a documentary featuring members of the Archers. production team
+ Painting with Light, a documentary on Cardiff's Oscar-winning work on Black Narcissus
+ Original theatrical trailer
+ PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Kent Jones
The Criterion Collection A 20 Jul 2010 US Blu-Ray sellers including Amazon.com
Black Narcissus (1947) + Painting with Light: a documentary on Jack Cardiff
+ Audio Commentary with Michael Powell and Martin Scorsese
+ A Profile of Black Narcissus featurette
+ Original theatrical trailer
+ Extensive image galleries
+ Commemorative booklet and original promotional material PDFs
Network B 7 July 2014 UK Blu-ray sellers including Amazon.co.uk
The Red Shoes (1948) Just the film. Carlton: The Silver Collection 2 1 Oct 1999 UK DVD sellers including Amazon.co.uk
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The Red Shoes (1948) A special edition which includes a 25-minute documentary A Profile of 'The Red Shoes'. Carlton: The Silver Collection 2 6 Jul 2009 UK DVD sellers including Amazon.co.uk
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The Red Shoes (1948) Probably the perfect DVD
it's got everything:
+ New digital transfer supervised by Oscar winning director of photography Jack Cardiff.
+ Audio commentary by film historian Ian Christie, featuring interviews with stars Marius Goring and Moira Shearer, cinematographer Jack Cardiff, composer Brian Easdale and Martin Scorsese.
+ Third audio track with Jeremy Irons reading from Powell and Pressburger's novelisation of The Red Shoes.
+ Martin Scorsese's collection of The Red Shoes memorabilia.
+ A collection of rare publicity of behind-the-scenes production stills.
+ The Red Shoes Sketches, an animated film of Hein Heckroth's painted storyboards. These may be viewed by themselves or in split screen (alternate angle) with the ballet of "The Red Shoes" from the film.
+ The animated film may be viewed with the music from the ballet or with Jeremy Irons reading from the original Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale.
+ Theatrical Trailer.
+ A Powell and Pressburger filmography with film clips and stills.
+ English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
+ Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition.
The Criterion Collection 0 18 May 1999 US DVD sellers including Amazon.com
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The Red Shoes (1948) Australian edition.
Documentary A Profile of 'The Red Shoes'.
Carlton/Roadshow Entertainment 4 ?? Australian DVD sellers like VideoShift (search for title) and EZY DVD
The Red Shoes (1948) Australian edition. Magna 4 ?? Australian DVD sellers like EZY DVD
The Red Shoes (1948)
Les Chaussons rouges
Disc 1:
Film with original soundtrack (so mainly in English) with French subtitles.
Extras:
Film's Presentation by Bertrand Tavernier
(In French with English subtitles); 6 min
Written by Natacha Thiéry
Trailers: Les Chaussons Rouges - Le Narcisse Noir - 49e Parallèle

Disc 2 - Extras:
Memories of Michael (Part 1) by Thelma Schoonmaker-Powell
(In English with French subtitles); 12 min
A Daring Adventurer (Part 1) by Bertrand Tavernier
(In French with English subtitles); 20 min
A Profile of 'The Red Shoes'
(In English with French subtitles); 26 min; Carlton
One Step Into the Dance by Yourgos Loukos
Interview with Yorgos Loukos, directeur of Lyon Opéra Ballet
(In French with English subtitles); 25 min
+ A luxurious 48 page leaflet (en Français)

L'Institut Lumière 2? 5 Apr 2006 French DVD sellers including Amazon.fr
The Red Shoes (1948)
Die roten Schue
German & English soundtrack epi 2 2 Mar 2009 German DVD sellers including Amazon.de
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The Red Shoes (1948) Restored print
Re-mastered film feature
Behind the scenes documentary (25mins)
Scorsese's introduction to the film from Cannes '09
Interview with Thelma
ITV DVD 2 2 Jul 2009 UK DVD sellers including Amazon.co.uk
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The Red Shoes (1948) Restored print
Blu-Ray
Re-mastered film feature
Behind the scenes documentary (25mins)
A Profile of The Red Shoes
The Ballet of The Red Shoes
Behind the scenes gallery
Theatrical Trailer
Biographies and photo gallery of cast and crew
ITV DVD B 6 Jul 2009 UK Blu-Ray sellers including Amazon.co.uk
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The Red Shoes (1948) + New high-definition master from the award-winning 2009 digital restoration
+ Introductory restoration demonstration with filmmaker Martin Scorsese
+ Audio commentary by film historian Ian Christie, featuring interviews with stars Marius Goring and Moira Shearer, cinematographer Jack Cardiff, composer Brian Easdale, and Scorsese
+ Profile of 'The Red Shoes,' a documentary on the making of the film, featuring interviews with members of the production team
+ Video interview with director Michael Powell's widow, Thelma Schoonmaker Powell, from the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, in which she discusses Powell, the film, and the restoration
+ Audio recording of actor Jeremy Irons reading excerpts from Powell and Pressburger's novelization of The Red Shoes
+ Collection of rare publicity stills and behind-the-scenes photos
+ Gallery of items from Scorsese's personal collection of The Red Shoes memorabilia
+ The 'Red Shoes' Sketches, an animated film of Hein Heckroth's painted storyboards, with the Red Shoes ballet as an alternate angle
+ Audio recording of Irons reading the original Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale 'The Red Shoes'
+ Theatrical trailer
+ English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
+ PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic David Ehrenstein and a description of the restoration by UCLA film archivist Robert Gitt
The Criterion Collection 1 20 Jul 2010 US DVD sellers including Amazon.com
The Red Shoes (1948) + New high-definition master from the award-winning 2009 digital restoration (with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition)
+ Introductory restoration demonstration with filmmaker Martin Scorsese
+ Audio commentary by film historian Ian Christie, featuring interviews with stars Marius Goring and Moira Shearer, cinematographer Jack Cardiff, composer Brian Easdale, and Scorsese
+ Profile of 'The Red Shoes,' a documentary on the making of the film, featuring interviews with members of the production team
+ Video interview with director Michael Powell's widow, Thelma Schoonmaker Powell, from the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, in which she discusses Powell, the film, and the restoration
+ Audio recording of actor Jeremy Irons reading excerpts from Powell and Pressburger's novelization of The Red Shoes
+ Collection of rare publicity stills and behind-the-scenes photos
+ Gallery of items from Scorsese's personal collection of The Red Shoes memorabilia
+ The 'Red Shoes' Sketches, an animated film of Hein Heckroth's painted storyboards, with the Red Shoes ballet as an alternate angle
+ Audio recording of Irons reading the original Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale 'The Red Shoes'
+ Theatrical trailer
+ English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
+ PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic David Ehrenstein and a description of the restoration by UCLA film archivist Robert Gitt
The Criterion Collection A 20 Jul 2010 US Blu-Ray sellers including Amazon.com
The Red Shoes (1948) French editions of the digitally restored print on DVD & Blu-Ray
  • Introductory restoration demonstration with filmmaker Martin Scorsese
  • The story of "The Red Shoes"
    - Employees and relatives of The Archers remember the shooting of the film and its international success.
  • Meet Thelma Schoonmaker-Powell
    - Thelma Schoonmaker-Powell, widow of Michael Powell and Martin Scorsese's editor, talks about the fascination even today the film.
  • The flamboyant ballet
    - A journey behind the scenes of the ballet film with Nicolas Le Riche (dancer with The Opéra National de Paris) and Mathias Auclair (chief curator at the Library-Museum The Opera).
  • Trailer
  • Photo gallery
Carlotta DVD 2 & B 9 Nov 2011 French DVD & Blu-ray sellers including Amazon.fr
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The Red Shoes (1948) French editions of the digitally restored print on DVD & Blu-Ray
  • Introductory restoration demonstration with filmmaker Martin Scorsese
  • The story of "The Red Shoes"
    - Employees and relatives of The Archers remember the shooting of the film and its international success.
  • Meet Thelma Schoonmaker-Powell
    - Thelma Schoonmaker-Powell, widow of Michael Powell and Martin Scorsese's editor, talks about the fascination even today the film.
  • The flamboyant ballet
    - A journey behind the scenes of the ballet film with Nicolas Le Riche (dancer with The Opéra National de Paris) and Mathias Auclair (chief curator at the Library-Museum The Opera).
  • Trailer
  • Photo gallery
Carlotta DVD 2 & B 9 Nov 2011 French DVD & Blu-Ray sellers including Amazon.fr
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The Small Back Room (1949)   Studio Canal / Warner Home Video (UK) 2 31 May 2004 UK DVD sellers including Amazon.co.uk
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The Small Back Room (1949) La mort apprivoisée Studio Canal (FR) 2 14 Mar 2013 French DVD sellers including FNAC.com
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The Small Back Room (1949) * New, restored high-definition digital transfer
* Audio commentary featuring film scholar Charles Barr
* New video interview with cinematographer Christopher Challis
* Excerpts from Michael Powell's audio dictations for his autobiography
* PLUS: A new essay by film critic Nick James
* Subtitles
Criterion 1? 19 Aug 2008 US DVD sellers including Amazon.com
Gone to Earth (1950) Spanish soundtrack
Spanish & Portuguese subtitles
Cinema International Media (2016) 2 28 Jan 2016 Spanish DVD sellers including Amazon Spain
Gone to Earth (1950) Includes "behind-the-scenes footage", home-movie style footage of the making of the film (without commentary so you have to know who everyone is). Pearson 2 27 Aug 2001 UK DVD sellers including Amazon.co.uk
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The Tales of Hoffmann (1951) Produced by Kinokuniya Shoten and has an English soundtrack with optional Japanese & English subtitles.

Special Features: staff & cast bios (in Japanese)
Kinokuniya Shoten 2 (NTSC format) 20 Sep 2003 Japanese DVD sellers including CDJapan
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The Tales of Hoffmann (1951) Special Features:
+ New, restored high-definition digital transfer
+ Audio commentary by director Martin Scorsese and film music historian Bruce Eder
+ New video interview with director George A. Romero
+ The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1956), a short musical film directed by Michael Powell, based on the Goethe story
+ Rare collection of production designer Hein Heckroth's design sketches and paintings
+ Gallery of archival production and publicity photographs
+ Original theatrical trailer
+ Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
+ Plus: a new essay by film historian Ian Christie
The Criterion Collection 1 22 Nov 2005 US DVD sellers including Amazon.com
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The Tales of Hoffmann (1951) Subtitles but no other extras Studio Canal / Optimum Releasing 2 3 Sep 2007 UK DVD sellers including Amazon.co.uk
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The Tales of Hoffmann (1951)
Hoffmanns Erzählungen
German & English soundtrack KinoWelt 2 8 Jun 2006 German DVD sellers including Amazon.de
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The Tales of Hoffmann (1951) Special Edition - 4K Digital Restoration
Extras:
+ Introduction from Martin Scorsese
+ Introduction from Thelma Schoonmaker
+ Brand new trailer
+ Stills gallery
+ The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1956), a short musical film directed by Michael Powell, based on the Goethe story
Studiocanal 2 23 Mar. 2015 UK DVD sellers including Amazon.co.uk
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The Battle of the River Plate (1956)   Carlton: Cinema Club 2 3 Dec 2001 UK DVD sellers including Amazon.co.uk
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The Battle of the River Plate (1956)
Panzerschiff Graf Spee
Soundtrack in German only Carlton? 2 1 Oct 2007 German DVD sellers including Amazon.de
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The Battle of the River Plate (1956) Profile of "The Battle of the River Plate"
No subtitle or commentary on the main film
Hen's Tooth Video 1 9 Nov 2010 US DVD sellers including Amazon.com
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The Battle of the River Plate (1956)
Panzerschiff Graf Spee
Soundtrack in German & English ITV Studios Home Entertainment B 16 Aug 2010 German Blu-Ray sellers including Amazon.de
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Ill Met by Moonlight (1957) Scene selection
Original cinema trailer
Carlton: Cinema Club 2 17 May 2004 UK DVD sellers including Amazon.co.uk
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Ill Met by Moonlight (1957) + Scene selection
+ Original cinema trailer
+ Subtitles
Hen's Tooth Video 1 16 Aug 2011 US DVD sellers including Amazon.com
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Miracle in Soho (1957) Strawberry Media 2 14 Apr 2014 UK DVD sellers including Amazon.co.uk
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Honemyoon
Luna de Miel
Spanish soundtrack Filmax Home Video/Mercury Films 2 ?? Spanish DVD sellers including Amazon Spain
Honemyoon
Luna de Miel
Spanish soundtrack Divisa/Mercury Films B ?? Spanish DVD sellers including Amazon Spain
Peeping Tom (1960) + Audio essay by renowned film theorist Laura Mulvey.
+ Stills gallery of rare behind the scenes production photos.
+ A Very British Psycho, directed by Chris Rodley: The Channel 4 (UK) documentary about the life of screenwriter Leo Marks, interviews with him as well as the making and critical reception of Peeping Tom.
+ Original Theatrical Trailer.
+ English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired.
+ Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition.
The Criterion Collection 0 16 Nov 1999 US DVD sellers including Amazon.com
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Peeping Tom (1960)   Warner Home Video / Canal 2 5 Mar 2001 UK DVD sellers including Amazon.co.uk
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Peeping Tom (1960)     4 ?? Australian DVD sellers including VideoShift (search for title) and EZY DVD
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Peeping Tom (1960)
Le Voyeur
Disc 1:
Film with original soundtrack with French subtitles.
Extras:
Film's Presentation by Bertrand Tavernier
(In French with English subtitles); 7 min
Written by Natacha Thiéry
Trailers: I Know Where I'm Going! - A Canterbury Tale - Peeping Tom - The Red Shoes - Black Narcissus - 49th Parallel

Disc 2 - Extras:
Memories of Michael (Part 7) by Thelma Schoonmaker-Powell
(In English with French subtitles); 12 min
A Daring Adventurer (Part 7) by Bertrand Tavernier
(In French with English subtitles); 20 min
A Very British Psycho
(In English with French subtitles); 51 min
My Fetish Film
An interview by the French Director Gaspard Noé
(In English with French subtitles); 14 min
The Film Poster
An interview by the French Director Gaspard Noé
(In English with French subtitles); 2 min
+ A luxurious 48 page leaflet (en Français)

L'Institut Lumière 2? 6 Dec 2006 French DVD sellers including Amazon.fr


Only available in boxed set with ACT & IKWIG
Peeping Tom (1960) A special edition as another of their Studio Canal re-releases, which include the 2006 special edition of Don't Look Now.
+ Brand new and exclusive commentary by Ian Christie, Powell expert
+ Brand new and exclusive introduction by Martin Scorsese
+ Brand new and exclusive interview by Thelma Schoonmaker, Powell's widow and Oscar winning film editor
+ The Eye of the Beholder documentary (30 mins) Scorsese, Schoonmaker and Christie talking about the film
+ The Strange Gaze of Mark Lewis documentary (25 mins) about the psychology of the protagonist
+ Trailer
+ Booklet containing essay, interview with screenwriter Leo Marks and extract from Michael Powell.s Million Dollar Movie
+ Behind the scenes stills gallery
Optimum Releasing 2 26 Mar 2007 Available from Optimum themselves and UK DVD sellers including Amazon.co.uk
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Behold a Pale Horse (1964)   Columbia Tristar 1? 22 Feb 2006 US DVD sellers including Amazon.com
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Behold a Pale Horse (1964) Spanish subtitles ?? 1 ?? Spanish DVD sellers including Amazon.es
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"Espionage" (1964) The three episodes of "Espionage" directed by Michael Powell for US TV have been released on DVD - in the UK.
The Frantick Rebel
A Free Agent
Never Turn Your Back On A Friend

Special features:
+ Image gallery
Network 2? 24 Mar 2008 UK DVD sellers including Amazon.co.uk
"Espionage" (1964) The 3 episodes directed by Powell were so popular that Network released the full series.

Special features:
+ Image gallery
Network 2? 16 Mar 2008? UK DVD sellers including Amazon.co.uk
They're a Weird Mob (1966)

THEY'RE A WEIRD MOB Is about Sydney, Australia in 1965, a sprawling, growing city of three million people. And what people! Easy going, down-to-earth and hilariously funny. In truth, a very weird mob. Into the city comes innocent, Italian immigrant Nino Culotta. The adventures of Nino fitting in with this .Wierd mob., learning their ways and outlandish language makes for a particularly funny Oz comedy. All the more funny it was made by esteemed English producer-director Michael Powell ("The Red Shoes", "A Matter of Life and Death").

Following it's premiere at Sydney's State Theatre on August 16,1966, THEY'RE A WEIRD MOB became a record breaking success around the nation. The cast, although headed by Italy's Walter Chiari as "Nino", reads like a who's who of Australian show-biz legends including Chips Rafferty, Ed Devereaux, Slim deGrey, John Meillion, Tony Bonner, Barrry Creyton, Noel Brophy and Graham Kennedy.

Special Features:
+ TV Special - The Story of The Making Of They're a Weird Mob
+ Picture Gallery
+ Theatrical Trailer
+ Subtitles

Roadshow
4 ?? Australian DVD sellers including Video Shift and EZY DVD
They're a Weird Mob (1966) Fixed French subtitles
No extras, not even scene selection. Just the option to start playing the film
Opening
Les films de ma vie
2? 20 Oct 2009 French DVD sellers including Amazon.fr
Age of Consent (1969)

 

Sony 2 10 Nov 2008 UK DVD sellers including Amazon.co.uk
Age of Consent (1969) + A Matter of Life and Death (1946)

A Matter of Life and Death
Introduction by Martin Scorsese
Commentary track by Ian Christie
Subtitles (English, French)

Age of Consent
Introduction by Martin Scorsese
Interview with Helen Mirren
Interview with Ron and Valerie Taylor (underwater camera)
Commentary track by Kent Jones
Making Age of Consent - interviews with Kevin Powell (son of Michael and production manager), editor Anthony Buckley and composer Peter Sculthorpe
Subtitles (English, French)

Sony 1 6 Jan 2009 US DVD sellers including Amazon.com
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The Boy Who Turned Yellow (1972)

Children's Film Foundation Collection: Weird Adventures

  • The Boy Who Turned Yellow
  • The Monster of Highgate Pond
  • A Hitch in Time
BFI 2 17 Jun 2013 UK DVD sellers including Amazon.co.uk
Pavlova: A Woman for all Time (1983)

Michael Powell was credited as the "Western Version Supervisor" on Pavlova, but nobody is too sure exactly what that involved. He was originally hired as some type of producer. He did go to Moscow while it was being filmed. Further research is being carried out to try to figure out exactly what he did on this film.

Poseidon Films 2 1 Jan 1975
That's the release date that Amazon give for the DVD - even though DVDs weren't available until the 1990s
British and European DVD sellers including Amazon.co.uk

Boxed Sets
(which only contain P&P films)

4 DVD Boxed Set
SiB
ToB
AMOLAD
TaWM
Le monde fantastique de Michael Powell
The Fantasic World of Michael Powell
Extras:
ToB: Documentary: Sabu: The Elephant Boy
AMOLAD: Documentary: Colour Merchant
ITV DVD+Blu-ray 2+B 18 Nov 2014 French DVD sellers including Amazon.fr
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11 DVD Boxed Set
49P
Blimp
ACT
IKWIG
AMOLAD
BN
TRS
ToH
BoRP
Ill Met
TaWM
The Powell and Pressburger Collection ITV DVD 2 20 Nov 2006 UK DVD sellers including Amazon.co.uk
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9 DVD Boxed Set
49P
Blimp
ACT
IKWIG
AMOLAD
TRS
BoRP
Ill Met
TaWM
The Powell and Pressburger Collection
See full details
Granada for HMV 2 15 Aug 2005 UK DVD sellers including Amazon.co.uk
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Blimp
AMOLAD
Double DVD Carlton 2 17 Mar 2003 UK DVD sellers including Amazon.co.uk.
Blimp
IKWIG
AMOLAD
Triple DVD Carlton 2 20 Oct 2003 UK DVD sellers including Amazon.co.uk.

Bootlegs that have been seen offered for sale
(I don't know what the quality of these is like, I wouldn't recommend buying any of them)

Thief of Bagdad (1940) Taiwanese bootleg.
Chinese & Indonesian subtitles.
They don't say 0 Any disreputable dealer
Black Narcissus (1947) Taiwanese bootleg
Chinese subtitles.
They don't say 0 Any disreputable dealer
The Red Shoes (1948) Taiwanese bootleg
Chinese subtitles.
They don't say 0 Any disreputable dealer
TRS / AMOLAD
2 DVD boxed set
Asian subtitles. Carlton International Media
Directors' Series
3 Seen offered on eBay
BN /49P
2 DVD boxed set
Asian subtitles. Carlton International Media
Directors' Series
3 Seen offered on eBay
OOOAIM / Spitfire / We Dive at Dawn
3 DVD boxed set
Korean or American bootleg EDI Entertainment Inc 0 Seen offered on eBay
Gone to Earth (1950) Canadian or Korean bootleg of the UK DVD (see above) They don't say 1 Seen offered on eBay

Notes:

Region Coding:
Where the DVD region number is followed by a question mark it means that the disk comes from a certain region but doesn't have the region coding indicated on the case. My DVD player is a "region free" player so I can't tell if region coding is actually used - it plays them all regardless. In that case I'm not sure if region coding is used but if it is it will most probably be for the region number shown.

Where the DVD region number is shown as '0' it means it has been confirmed that it is a "Region 0" disk and can be played in any region.

There is information about DVD Regions in section FAQ264_DVD.html.

Extras:
I assume that all DVDs have some sort of scene selection

Coming soon on DVD

Title Notes Label Region Expected Release Date
A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
Reported in The Digital Bits of 30th April 2003.

Status of Powell and Pressburger's A Matter of Life and Death (1946) - It took two years to get access to original source material at the British Film Institute, but restoration on this title is now complete and a high definition transfer has been done. The film has been added to Columbia's schedule for release. It is still a minimum of four months away, though, as Columbia adheres strictly to a policy of only making specific release information available for titles it expects to release within three-to-four months.

Reported in DVD Savant's Review on 21st March 2004.

Columbia Tristar has announced an R1 DVD of A Matter of Life and Death for May 25. This is very good news for us; fans have been expecting this one since 2001 when Columbia finished a remaster. Curious that it bears the English title, but I suppose it's better than the American one; Stairway to Heaven. Thanks, Glenn Erickson


(June 2004) Further delays to this one. It is reported that Martin Scorsese is doing a commentary. That'd make the wait worthwhile.

(August 2006) It's all gone very quiet about this one. I know Marty's a busy man, but I'm sure he can't be the only reason for the hold up.

(September 2007) Maybe he is. Thelma confirms it is definitely planned, as soon as she and Marty can do the commentary.

(January 2009) It's finally been released. See above.

Columbia 1 January 2009
Oh... Rosalinda!! (1955) and Herzog Blaubarts Burg (1964) Mentioned by Thelma in LA (25 January 2008) as a hoped for release with Criterion Criterion? 1? Unknown


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