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The Films of Michael Powell (R1) in January

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of The Films of Michael Powell, a double-feature release arriving on 6th January 2009 priced at $24.96 SRP. The second release under the creative partnership between SPHE and Martin Scorsese’s non-profit film preservation organization, The Film Foundation, which seeks to make available newly restored classic films on DVD, this two-disc set features two films from the British director: the original director’s cut of Age of Consent and A Matter of Life and Death (Stairway to Heaven), which Powell wrote, produced and directed with Emeric Pressburger.

Age of Consent

  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English Mono
  • English and French subtitles
  • Introduction by Martin Scorsese
  • Featurette: Making Age of Consent
  • Featurette: Helen Mirren: A Conversation with Cora
  • Featurette: Down Under with Ron & Valerie Taylor
  • Commentary by Author/Film Historian Ian Christie

A Matter of Life and Death (Stairway to Heaven)
  • 1.33:1 Full Screen
  • English Mono
  • English and French subtitles
  • Introduction by Martin Scorsese
  • Commentary by Film Historian Kent Jones

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