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The Edge of the World (1937)
Review of the BFI DVD
The Times - 29th Jan 2004
Geoff Brown lusts after some longlost classics
[After discussing other recent releases on DVD]
The classiest recent British exhibit, however, is the British Film Institute's release of the brave and personal The Edge of the World, shot on the Shetland island of Foula in 1936 by the young Michael Powell after a heap of commercial chores. Image and story share a stark beauty, well captured in this print; and the extra features -including Powell's return visit to Foula in 1978, home movies, and a 1920s travelogue -enlarge the disc's delights significantly. More releases like this, please.
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