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The World at War (R2/UK BD) in September

Fremantle Media have announced the UK DVD and Blu-ray Disc release of The World at War on 20th September 2010. Originally broadcast in 1973 and narrated by Sir Laurence Olivier, The World at War’ was produced by Thames Television over a 4 year period. The 26-part documentary series interviewed major members of the Allied and Axis campaigns, civilian eyewitnesses, enlisted men, officers and politicians and made use of the rare colour film footage to investigate the events surrounding World War II to create what is widely agreed to be the definitive history of World War II.

The series has spent months undergoing a comprehensive restoration process whereby each frame has been restored individually and the audio reconfigured and upgraded. Bearing in mind that each episode has averaged over 140,000 fixes, more than 3.6million improvements have been made across the series.

Available in limited edition packaging, features include:

  • Hard of hearing subtitles
  • 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio and 2.0 Stereo
  • Enhanced picture now in 16:9 aspect ratio
  • 'Restoring The World at War' – new 30minute feature narrated by original series Producer Sir Jeremy Isaacs. It covers the entire restoration process from start to finish, going through in detail how each element is done to fit together to form the finished restored product. Interviewees include senior members of the Eyeframe team responsible for this mammoth task

RRP is £79.99 on 11-disc DVD and £99.99 on 9-disc Blu-ray.

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