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UK 1945

 

In Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's stunningly photographed comedy, romance flourishes in an unlikely place—the bleak and moody Scottish Hebrides. Wendy Hiller stars as a headstrong young woman who travels to these remote isles to marry a rich lord. Stranded by stormy weather, she meets a handsome naval officer (Roger Livesey) who threatens to thwart her carefully laid-out life plans.

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Theatrical Release: October 30th, 1945 (trade showing)

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DVD Comparison:

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Distribution

Criterion Collection Spine # 94

Region 1  - NTSC

Carlton Visual Entertainment
Region 0 - PAL
Runtime 1:31:36 1:27:12 (4% PAL speedup)
Video

1.33:1Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 7.11 mb/s
NTSC 704x480 29.97 f/s

1.33:1Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 5.81
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

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Audio English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)

English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)

Subtitles English, and none English, and none
Features Release Information:
Studio: Criterion Collection

Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen (Standard) - 1.33:1

Edition Details:
• Audio essay by film historian Ian Christie
• Behind-the scenes stills, narrated by Thelma Schoonmaker Powell
• The 1994 documentary, I Know Where I'm Going! Revisited, by Mark Cousins
• Excerpts from Michael Powell's 1937 Feature The Edge of the World and 1978 documentary, Return to the Edge of the World
• Photo essay by I Know Where I'm Going! aficionado Nancy Franklin, who explores the locations used in the film
• Home movies of Michael Powell's Scottish expedition, narrated by Thelma Schoonmaker Powell

DVD Release Date: February 20, 2001
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Release Information:
Studio: Carlton Visual Entertainment

Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen (Standard) - 1.33:1

Edition Details:
• None

DVD Release Date: July 7th, 2003
Transparent Keep Case

Chapters 10

Comments:

Although both prints used have damage, I actually think the brighter Criterion may have more, but its contrast and sharpness far outweigh the Carlton disc. The Extras go far in favor of Criterion as well. The Carlton is cropped a little on al sides. Not much decision making here. Criterion is a the winner. 

 - Gary W. Tooze





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