Faces of Scotland / Seawards the Great Ships Blu-ray
Scotland's first Blu-ray release. Nine classic Scottish documentaries. All meticulously restored and transferred in high definition Blu-ray for stunning picture and sound quality. Almost three and a half hours of classic cinema.
The programme comprises: Seawards the Great Ships (1960, colour). An elegy to shipbuilding on the Clyde. Scotland's first Oscar winner. The Big Mill (1963, colour). Sheet steel production at Ravenscraig and Gartcosh. The Silver City (1957, colour). The delights of Aberdeen as a holiday destination. Pleasure Island (1960, colour). Holidays on the Firth of Clyde, Rothesay and the Isle of Bute. A Kind of Seeing (1967, colour). The colours and shapes of the Scottish landscape. The Face of Scotland (1938, b/w). The character of Scotland and its people, made for the 1938 Empire Exhibition. Still Life with Honesty (1970, colour). Sir William Gillies speaks of his life as a painter. Plus two bonus films: New Day (1959, colour). Life in Glenrothes New Town seen through the eyes of a miner and his family. Glasgow 1980 (1971, colour). A journey round Glasgow to see how it would look in 1980.
DIRECTOR: Hilary Harris, Eddie McConnell, Bill Forsyth and others
SPECIAL FEATURES: 24 page illustrated booklet.
BBFC CERTIFICATE: E - Exempt
FORMAT: Blu-ray All Regions | Aspect ratio 1.37:1 | Colour & b/w
THEATRICAL RELEASE DATE: 1938 - 1971
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 198 mins
DVD EDITION: Faces of Scotland DVD