Faces of Scotland Blu-ray
Faces of Scotland Blu-ray
Faces of Scotland Blu-ray

Faces of Scotland Blu-ray

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Synopsis

Scotland's first Blu-ray release. Blu-ray Region Free. 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, one of seven films produced by John Grierson 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 might look in 1980.

Cast and Crew

DIRECTORS:

Seawards the Great Ships: Hilary Harris
The Big Mill: Laurence Henson
The Silver City: Henry Cooper
Pleasure Island: David Welsh
A Kind of Seeing: Edward McConnell
The Face of Scotland: Basil Wright
Still Life with Honesty: Bill Forsyth and Martin Singleton
New Day: Templar Film Studios
Glasgow 1980: Oscar Marzarolli

Specifications

SPECIAL FEATURES: 24 page illustrated booklet
BBFC CERTIFICATE: E - Exempt
FORMAT: Blu-ray All Regions | Aspect ratio 1.37:1 | Colour & b/w
ENCODING: Video: 1080p AVC MPEG4 | Audio: Dolby Digital Mono 2.0
THEATRICAL RELEASE DATE: 1938 - 1971
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 198 mins

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Scots Wha Hae
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31 August 2022  | 

A fascinating look at Scotland's industrial and social past.

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