A Panamint Cinema high-definition restoration from original 35 mm film materials, exclusively available direct from Panamint Cinema.
Blu-ray Region Free. Tartan Noir from Glasgow. Features a new 2K HD transfer commissioned by Panamint Cinema from 35 mm master material.
The Gorbals Story (1950, b/w). Johnnie, now a successful artist, recalls his life in the Glasgow Gorbals. In flashback he recalls the events and characters he shared life with in a slum tenement building. The screenplay was adapted from Robert McLeish's highly successful 1946 play staged by Glasgow’s Unity Theatre, The film is an early attempt to portray the essence of the Scottish character and is set in one of the poorest inner city areas of Scotland, rather than the Brigadoon of Hollywood and Broadway.
Good Health to Scotland (1943, b/w). A survey of public health services covering isolated glens, lonely islands and industrial cities and towns in Scotland. Directed by Stanley L Russell, one of the pioneers of factual filmmaking in Scotland, who specialised in industrial documentaries.
DIRECTOR: David MacKane
PRODUCER: Ernest Gartside
ACTORS: Russell Hunter, Roddy McMillan, Marjory Thomson, Howard Connell, Betty Henderson, Sybil Thomson
SCREENPLAY: David MacKane
BASED ON STAGE PLAY BY: Robert McLeish
SPECIAL FEATURES: Good Health to Scotland (1943). A survey of public health services covering isolated glens, lonely islands and industrial cities and towns in Scotland. Directed by Stanley L Russell. 16 page illustrated booklet written by film writer Brian Pendreigh.
SUBTITLES: In English for the deaf and hard of hearing
BBFC CERTIFICATE: PG - Parental Guidance: mild violence, threat and scenes of smoking
FEATURE RUNNING TIME: 76 mins
FORMAT: Blu-ray All Regions | Aspect ratio 1.37:1 | b/w ENCODING: Video: 1080p AVC MPEG4 | Audio: Dolby Digital Mono 2.0
THEATRICAL RELEASE DATE: 1950
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 95 mins