The Life and Death of
Colonel Blimp -
Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's
magnificent epic, "The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp"
dramatizes the passions and pitfalls of a lifetime in the military. The
film follows the exploits of exemplary British soldier Clive Candy (Roger
Livesey) as he battles to maintain his honor and proud gentlemanly conduct
through romance, three wars, and a changing world. Featuring Anton Walbrook
and Deborah Kerr in her first leading role (as three characters!), the
vibrant and controversial "The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp"
is the romantic portrait of a career soldier and a pointed investigation
into the nature of aging, friendship, and human obsolescence.
DVD - The Criterion Collection
- Subtitles: English
- Audio Commentary featuring Michael Powell with Martin Scorsese
- Behind-the-Scenes and Production Stills
- Closed Captioned Subtitled for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
- Carlton International's 24-minute video profile "The Life And
Death of Colonel Blimp"
- Colonel Blimp Cartoons by David Low
Roger Ebert's essay on this DVD Classic.
Directors: Michael Powell
and Emeric Pressburger
Running time: 163
Genre: Drama, Romance