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A Matter of Life and Death (The Criterion Collection)(Blu-ray)(Region A)

A Matter of Life and Death (The Criterion Collection)(1946) Blu-ray
 
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A Matter of Life and Death Blu-ray
Criterion | 1946 | 104 min | Not rated | Jul 24, 2018

Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.37:1

Audio
English: LPCM Mono

Subtitles
English SDH

Discs
Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD-50)
UPC 715515218511


A Matter of Life and Death (The Criterion Collection)(1946) Blu-ray

Returning home from a bombing mission over Germany, Royal Air Force squadron leader Peter Carter survives a jump from his burning plane without a parachute. Due to the incompetence of an angel, Carter escapes his appointment with death, which causes great consternation in Heaven. To further complicate matters, Carter falls helplessly in love with an American radio operator. Caught in the nether world between Earth and the next life, Carter must plead his case before a heavenly tribunal.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Writers: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Starring: David Niven, Roger Livesey, Raymond Massey, Kim Hunter, Marius Goring, Abraham Sofaer


Special Features and Technical Specs:
- NEW 4K RESTORATION, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
- Audio commentary from 2009 featuring film scholar Ian Christie
- New interview with editor Thelma Schoonmaker, director Michael Powell's widow
- New interview with film historian Craig Barron on the film's visual effects and production design
- Interview from 2009 with filmmaker Martin Scorsese
- The Colour Merchant, a 1998 short film by Craig McCall featuring cinematographer Jack Cardiff
- PLUS: An essay by critic Stephanie Zacharek

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