Faces of Scotland / Seawards the Great Ships
Seven classic Scottish documentary films. All meticulously restored and digitally transferred in high definition for stunning picture and sound quality. Two hours and fifteen minutes 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.
BBFC CERTIFICATE: E - Exempt
DIRECTOR: Hilary Harris, Eddie McConnell, Bill Forsyth and others
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 135 mins
COLOUR: Colour and Black & White
BLU-RAY EDITION: Faces of Scotland Blu-ray