(aka 'Omnibus: Song of Summer' or "Delius: Song of Summer")
Perhaps the finest of the biographical films that Ken Russell made for the BBC in the Sixties, this is an immensely moving story of sacrifice, idealism and musical genius. Based on the memoir by the talented young composer Eric Fenby, who spent five years caring for the blind, paralyzed composer, DELIUS explores the gulf between the man and his art. Max Adrian gives a virtuoso performance as a cantankerous monster of egotism whose music is nonetheless tender and rhapsodic. out of
Theatrical Release: September 15th, 1968
DVD Review: BFI Video - Region 2 - PAL
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|Distribution||BFI Video - Region 2 - PAL|
Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 5.51 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s
NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.
|Audio||English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Dolby)|
Notes by Philip Kemp
An older DVD from BFI, but still shows some merit and their attention to detail. I don't know of another company (aside from Criterion) that would put out a hidden artistic gem like this - certainly not with the wonderfully insightful directors commentary included. Although originally shown on television, the image quality of the DVD is above standard with decent tightness and I did not notice any chroma bug on the black and white image. No subtitles are offered, but audio is clear and defined. out of