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Presenting the Best of the British Transport Films (BTF) – newly remastered in stunning High Definition for the very first time to celebrate its 70th anniversary

Presenting the Best of the British Transport Films (BTF) – newly remastered in stunning High Definition for the very first time to celebrate its 70th anniversary

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Released 20 May 2019

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Presenting the Best of British Transport Films (BTF) – newly remastered in stunning High Definition for the very first time to celebrate its 70th anniversary.

A descendant of the British sponsored documentary tradition,  British Transport Films was established in 1949 to focus a spotlight on transport as a nationalised undertaking, to create an appetite for travel and to entice the public to use the network. Over a period of more than 35 years, BTF produced an unrivalled documemtary film legacy for generations of film and transport enthusiasts. .
 
This new Blu-ray compilation gathers together 21 films representing the cream of the celebrated BTF collection. All have been newly digitally remastered to 2K by the BFI National Archive, except for Geoffrey Jones’ legendary film Rail (1967) which is presented in its glorious coat of technicolor with a stunning new 4K restoration. 

Remastered films include:

  • Farmer Moving South (1952, 17 mins)
  • Train Time (1952, 28 mins)
  • This is York (1953, 20 mins)
  • Elizabethan Express (1954, 20 mins)
  • Snowdrift at Bleath Gill (1955, 10 mins)
  • Any Man's Kingdom (1956, 20 mins)
  • Fully Fitted Freight (1957, 21 mins)
  • Every Valley (1957, 20 mins)
  • A Future on the Rail (1957, 10 mins)
  • Between the Tides (1958, 22 mins)
  • A Letter for Wales (1960, 25 mins)
  • They Take the High Road (1960, 25 mins)
  • Blue Pullman (1960, 25 mins)
  • Terminus (1961, 20 mins)
  • The Third Sam (1962, 10 mins)
  • Rail (1967, 13 mins) 
  • Railways For Ever! (1970, 7 mins)
  • The Scene from Melbury House (1972, 15 mins) 
  • Wires Over the Border (1974, 18 mins)
  • Locomotion (1975, 15 mins)
  • Overture One Two Five (1978, 7 mins)

Presenting the Best of British Transport Films (BTF) – newly remastered in stunning High Definition for the very first time to celebrate its 70th anniversary.

A descendant of the British sponsored documentary tradition,  British Transport Films was established in 1949 to focus a spotlight on transport as a nationalised undertaking, to create an appetite for travel and to entice the public to use the network. Over a period of more than 35 years, BTF produced an unrivalled documemtary film legacy for generations of film and transport enthusiasts. .
 
This new Blu-ray compilation gathers together 21 films representing the cream of the celebrated BTF collection. All have been newly digitally remastered to 2K by the BFI National Archive, except for Geoffrey Jones’ legendary film Rail (1967) which is presented in its glorious coat of technicolor with a stunning new 4K restoration. 

Remastered films include:

  • Farmer Moving South (1952, 17 mins)
  • Train Time (1952, 28 mins)
  • This is York (1953, 20 mins)
  • Elizabethan Express (1954, 20 mins)
  • Snowdrift at Bleath Gill (1955, 10 mins)
  • Any Man's Kingdom (1956, 20 mins)
  • Fully Fitted Freight (1957, 21 mins)
  • Every Valley (1957, 20 mins)
  • A Future on the Rail (1957, 10 mins)
  • Between the Tides (1958, 22 mins)
  • A Letter for Wales (1960, 25 mins)
  • They Take the High Road (1960, 25 mins)
  • Blue Pullman (1960, 25 mins)
  • Terminus (1961, 20 mins)
  • The Third Sam (1962, 10 mins)
  • Rail (1967, 13 mins) 
  • Railways For Ever! (1970, 7 mins)
  • The Scene from Melbury House (1972, 15 mins) 
  • Wires Over the Border (1974, 18 mins)
  • Locomotion (1975, 15 mins)
  • Overture One Two Five (1978, 7 mins)

Extras

**FIRST PRESSING ONLY** Fully illustrated booklet with writing on all of the films included

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5035673013359
Catalogue Number BFIB1335
Product contents 2 discs
Year 1952 - 1978
Director Various
Format Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries United Kingdom
Subtitles English Hard of Hearing
Language(s) English
Running time 368 min
Blu-ray region B
Certificate Exempt

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