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The Battle of the River Plate (1956)

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The Battle of the River Plate (1956)

The Battle of the River Plate (1956)
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama | Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

In the fall of 1939, the German heavy cruiser (referred to as a pocket battleship) Graf Spee seems to have command of the Atlantic. In the first three months of World War II, she was responsible for sinking 9 ships. The British sent three cruisers commanded by Commodore Henry Harwood to confront her. The battle took place on December 13, 1939 and the British came out on top. The Graf Spee headed for the neutral harbor of Montevideo, Uruguay. They were given only a short time to effect repairs and the British did their best to make them believe a British fleet of 6 or 8 ships awaited them. Rather than chance the loss of his men, the German captain ordered the Graf Spee scuttled.

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) [The Criterion Collection]

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The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) [The Criterion Collection]

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
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Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 640 Kbps + Commentary track | Subtitles: None
Genre: Drama, Romance, War | Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

Considered by many to be the finest British film ever made, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, is a stirring masterpiece like no other. Roger Livesey dynamically embodies outmoded English militarism as the indelible General Clive Candy, who barely survives four decades of tumultuous British history, 1902 to 1942, only to see the world change irrevocably before his eyes. Anton Walbrook and Deborah Kerr provide unforgettable support, he as a German enemy turned lifelong friend of Candy’s and she as young women of three consecutive generations – a socially committed governess, a sweet-souled war nurse, and a modern-thinking army driver – who inspire him. Colonel Blimp is both moving and slyly satirical, an incomparable film about war, love, aging, and obsolescence, shot in gorgeous Technicolor.

Black Narcissus (1947) [The Criterion Collection]

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Black Narcissus (1947) [The Criterion Collection]

Black Narcissus (1947)
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Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 160 Kbps + Commentary track | Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama | Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

This explosive work about the conflict between the spirit and the flesh is the epitome of the sensuous style of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. A group of nuns – played by some of Britain’s finest actresses, including Deborah Kerr, Kathleen Byron, and Flora Robson – struggle to establish a convent in the Himalayas, while isolation, extreme weather, altitude, and culture clashes all conspire to drive the well-intentioned missionaries mad. A darkly grand film that won Oscars for Alfred Junge’s art direction and Jack Cardiff’s cinematography , Black Narcissus is one of the greatest achievements by two of cinema’s true visionaries.

The Tales of Hoffmann (1951) + Extras

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The Tales of Hoffmann (1951) + Extras

The Tales of Hoffmann (1951) + Extras
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Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 160 Kbps | Subtitles: English (embedded)
Genre: Fantasy, Romance | Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

This a film version of the opera "The Tales of Hoffmann", however it is NOT just a film of a staged performance. 'Michael Powell' & Emeric Pressburger (and the rest of "The Archers") work their usual magic here. The opera dramatises the three great romances in the life of the poet-hero presented in a series of flashbacks. Hoffmann's tales depict the struggle between human love and the artist's dedication to his work. Hoffmann loses each of the women he loves but gains instead poetic inspiration – the ability to transform painful experiences into art.

The Boy Who Turned Yellow (1972)

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The Boy Who Turned Yellow (1972)

The Boy Who Turned Yellow (1972)
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Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy | Director: Michael Powell

John loses his pet mouse, Alice, on a school trip to the Tower of London. Next day, on the underground, he turns yellow and discovers that he can travel through a television set on electronic waves. He flashes to the Tower at night to look for Alice, but is arrested by beefeaters who are going to chop his head off. John escapes by asking to watch TV as a last request and disappearing into the set. Back home, Alice has returned and given birth.