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The official record of Captain Scott's heroic journey to the South Pole

The official record of Captain Scott's heroic journey to the South Pole

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Herbert Ponting's official record of Captain Scott's legendary expedition to the South Pole, restored by the BFI and featuring a new musical score by Simon Fisher Turner, captures in breathtaking detail the alien beauty of the landscape, and ensured that the heroism involved would never be forgotten.

The BFI National Archive - custodian of the expedition negatives- created this award-winning restoration using the latest photochemical and digital techniques at the time, reintroducing its sophisticated use of tinted colour. 

Herbert Ponting's official record of Captain Scott's legendary expedition to the South Pole, restored by the BFI and featuring a new musical score by Simon Fisher Turner, captures in breathtaking detail the alien beauty of the landscape, and ensured that the heroism involved would never be forgotten.

The BFI National Archive - custodian of the expedition negatives- created this award-winning restoration using the latest photochemical and digital techniques at the time, reintroducing its sophisticated use of tinted colour. 

Extras

  • Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition
  • 90° South (1933, 72 mins): Pointing's final sound version of his legendary expedition footage
  • Great White Silence: How Did They Do It? (2011,20 mins): new documentary about the restoration
  • The Sound of Silence (2011, 13 mins): new documentary about Simon Fisher Turner's approach to the score
  • Location field recordings (2010, 4 mins): celebrated sound recordist Chris Watson's document of Scott's expedition hut
  • Archive newsreel items (1910-1925, 5 mins, DVD only): actuality coverage of the expedition's departure and return
  • Illustrated booklet with essays, film notes and credits

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SKU 5035673010853
Catalogue Number BFIB1085
Subtitle A film by Herbert Ponting
Product contents DVD and Blu-ray editions
Year 1924
Director Herbert Ponting
Format DVD
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries United Kingdom
Aspect ratio 1.33:1
Colour Black & white, tinted and toned
Sound Silent with music
Running time 108 min
DVD region 2
Blu-ray region B
Certificate Exempt

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