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Edge of the World, The (Blu-ray) Edge of the World, The (Blu-ray)

Inhabitants of a remote island find their way of life threatened by a rapidly industrialising world. Inhabitants of a remote island find their way of life threatened by a rapidly industrialising world.

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Michael Powell's first independent production, The Edge of the World, comes to Blu-ray in a new high definition presentation overseen and approved by Powell's widow, award-winning editor Thelma Schoonmaker-Powell.

When the skipper of a tourist yacht (Niall MacGinnis), lands reluctantly on the remote shores of Hirta – the now-deserted Hebridean island of his birth – he is overwhelmed by memories from a time before its evacuation. A powerful story of love, rivalry and survival against the harsh elemental realities of island life and an ever-encroaching modernity.

Michael Powell's first independent production, The Edge of the World, comes to Blu-ray in a new high definition presentation overseen and approved by Powell's widow, award-winning editor Thelma Schoonmaker-Powell.

When the skipper of a tourist yacht (Niall MacGinnis), lands reluctantly on the remote shores of Hirta – the now-deserted Hebridean island of his birth – he is overwhelmed by memories from a time before its evacuation. A powerful story of love, rivalry and survival against the harsh elemental realities of island life and an ever-encroaching modernity.

Extras

  • New High Definition presention overseen and approved by Michael Powell's widow, award-winning editor Thelma Schoonmaker-Powell
  • Full-feature commentary by Thelma Schoonmaker-Powell and Professor Ian Christie with extracts from Powell's book about the making of the film, 200,000 feet on Foula read by Daniel Day-Lewis
  • Return to the Edge of the World (Michael Powell, 1979, 24 minutes): Michael returns to Foula with cast and crew
  • Original trailer (2 minutes)
  • Alternative scenes (1944, 9 minutes)
  • Michael Powell's Home Movies narrated by Thelma Schoonmaker-Powell (c.1955, 7 minutes)
  • St Kilda - Britain's Loneliest Isle (Topical Productions, 1923/1928, 16 minutes)
  • Fully illustrated booklet with newly commissioned essay by Professor Ian Christie, reviews and notes on film

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5035673010303
Catalogue Number BFIB1030
Subtitle A film by Michael Powell
Product contents
  • New high definition presention overseen and approved by Michael Powell's widow, award-winning editor Thelma Schoonmaker-Powell.
  • Full feature commentary by Thelma Schoonmaker-Powell and Professor Ian Christie with extracts from Powell
Year 1937
Director Powell, Michael
Format Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries United Kingdom
Aspect ratio 1.37:1
Colour Black/white
Sound Sound
Subtitles English for the hard-of-hearing
Running time 75
Blu-ray region B
Certificate U

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