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Captured (Flipside 026) (Dual Format Edition)


John Krish's stunning Prisoner of War drama, a lost gem of British post-war filmmaking

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Never commercially released before and previously only shown to a highly restricted audience of top military brass from the Ministry of Defence, Captured (1959) is a stunning POW drama and a lost gem of British post-war filmmaking.

Directed by cult British director John Krish, the film was sponsored by the Army Kinematograph Corporation. This tightly plotted drama shows British POWs enduring brainwashing and torture during the Korean War, thereby revealing what a soldier could expect if he was ever captured by enemy forces.

Captured is accompanied by other rarities from John Krish, including H.M.P. (a 1978 fly-on-the-wall documentary about the Prison service) and Krish's celebrated 1977 public safety short Finishing Line. All of these films have been transferred to HD by the BFI from the very best available film materials.

BFI Flipside is dedicated to rediscovering the margins of British film, reclaiming a space for forgotten movies and filmmakers who would otherwise be in danger of disappearing from our screens forever. It is a home for UK cinematic oddities, offering everything from exploitation documentaries to B-movies, countercultural curios and obscure classics, If it's weird, British and forgotten, then it's Flipside.

Browse more BFI Flipside titles.

  • Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition
  • Sewing Machine (John Krish, 1973, 1 min): road safety filler
  • Searching (John Krish, 1974, 1 min): shocking fire safety filler
  • H.M.P. (John Krish, 1976, 55 mins): compelling and humane recruitment film made for the prison services
  • The Finishing Line (John Krish, 1977, 21 mins): violent public safety film made to discourage children from trespassing on the railway
  • Shooting the Message: The films of John Krish (2013, 23 mins): an extensive interview with the director about his life and work
  • Illustrated booklet with full credits and new writings by James Piers Taylor, Patrick Russell, Stephen Thrower and Alex Davidson
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SKU 5035673011461
Catalogue Number BFIB1146
Product contents DVD and Blu-ray editions
Year 1959
Director Krish, John
Format DVD, Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries United Kingdom
Colour Black/white
Sound Sound
Language(s) English
Running time 65 min
DVD region 2
Blu-ray region B
Certificate 15
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