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The British Transport Films Collection Vol. 9 in December

BFI have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of both Just the Ticket: The British Transport Films Collection Volume Nine and The British Transport Films Collection on 1st December 2008. The latest volume in the acclaimed and best-selling DVD series (almost 60,000 copies sold to date) arrives alongside an 18-disc BTF compilation of Volumes 1 to 9.

Just the Ticket - £19.99 RRP - Digitally re-mastered and presented in a double-disc DVD digi-pack, Just the Ticket contains 13 films – over four hours of footage – with a particular focus on the staff training film, a genre often wrongly neglected but no less creative and accomplished by the award-winning BTF Unit. Nine of these films have not previously been released on any home video format. The set also includes a booklet with notes by BTF historian Steven Foxon who programmes this series.

The British Transport Films Collection - £99.99 RRP - Released in a beautifully illustrated box containing slimline cases and a booklet with extensive notes and full credits for each film, this collection features volumes 1-9 in the BTF series, providing a unique insight into the changing social history of Britain from the 1950s to the 1980s through 38 hours of material across 125 films.

Just the Ticket film listing:

Disc 1
Berth 24 (1950)
Peak District (1955)
Train Driver (1965)
Give Your Car a Holiday (1965)
Just the Ticket (1967)
England's North Country (1978)

Disc 2
Away for the Day (1952)
They Had an Idea (1953)
Manhandling (1962)
Lost, Stolen, Damaged (1964)
Go as you please in Britain (1975)
It Takes all Sorts (1978)
Just Like the Rest of Us (1983)


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