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The Resource A matter of life and death, directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, (videorecording)

A matter of life and death, directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, (videorecording)

Label
A matter of life and death
Title
A matter of life and death
Statement of responsibility
directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
Contributor
Actor
Film director
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After miraculously surviving a jump from his burning plane, RAF pilot Peter Carter encounters the American radio operator to whom he has just delivered his dying wishes and, face-to-face on a tranquil English beach, the pair fall in love. When a messenger from the afterlife arrives to correct the clerical error that spared his life, Peter must mount a fierce defense for his right to stay on earth
Member of
Cataloging source
CaOWLBI
Characteristic
videorecording
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
PG
Language note
Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing
PerformerNote
Kim Hunter, David Niven
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1922-2002.
  • 1910-1983.
  • 1905-1990.
  • 1902-1988.
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hunter, Kim
  • Niven, David
  • Powell, Michael
  • Pressburger, Emeric
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
104
Series statement
Criterion collection
Series volume
939
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Near-death experiences
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Fighter pilots
  • Radio operators
  • Death
  • Heaven
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
A matter of life and death, directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1946
  • Special features: 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; essay by critic Stephanie Zacharek
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 inches.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (104 minutes)
Isbn
9781681434841
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515218610
Other physical details
sound, colour, black and white
Publisher number
CC2927D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • av02626099
  • 882967
System details
DVD ; fullscreen presentation ; Dolby Digital mono
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
A matter of life and death, directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, (videorecording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1946
  • Special features: 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; essay by critic Stephanie Zacharek
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 inches.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (104 minutes)
Isbn
9781681434841
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515218610
Other physical details
sound, colour, black and white
Publisher number
CC2927D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • av02626099
  • 882967
System details
DVD ; fullscreen presentation ; Dolby Digital mono
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD

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