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Considered by many to be the finest British film ever made, THE LIFE AND DEATH OF COLONEL BLIMP, by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger (THE RED SHOES), 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 (THE RED SHOES) and Deborah Kerr (BLACK NARCISSUS) provide unforgettable support, he as a German enemy turned lifelong friend of Blimp'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.
Considered by many to be the finest British film ever made, THE LIFE AND DEATH OF COLONEL BLIMP, by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger (THE RED SHOES), 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 (THE RED SHOES) and Deborah Kerr (BLACK NARCISSUS) provide unforgettable support, he as a German enemy turned lifelong friend of Blimp'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.
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Livesey/Walbrook/Kerr - The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Criterion Collection)

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Format: Blu-Ray
Label: CCIN
Catalog: 2238
Rel. Date: 03/19/2013
UPC: 715515103619

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Criterion Collection)
Artist: Livesey/Walbrook/Kerr
Format: Blu-Ray
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Considered by many to be the finest British film ever made, THE LIFE AND DEATH OF COLONEL BLIMP, by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger (THE RED SHOES), 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 (THE RED SHOES) and Deborah Kerr (BLACK NARCISSUS) provide unforgettable support, he as a German enemy turned lifelong friend of Blimp'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.
        
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