• You’ve never seen a home video presentation of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp that looks as wonderful as the one on our new special edition, out this week on DVD and Blu-ray. This is the Film Foundation’s acclaimed 2011 digital restoration, a major and arduous undertaking, as foundation director Martin Scorsese reveals in this short video. In telling the story of how Blimp was brought back to its original glory, Scorsese also provides an excellent primer on the three-strip Technicolor process.


  • By Lassothemovies
    March 18, 2013
    03:15 PM

    The time that went into making this film look glorious once is well appreciated. I can hardly wait to watch this film tomorrow!
  • By Sean
    March 19, 2013
    06:19 AM

    Thanks Criterion for restoring this propaganda masterpiece and I will be getting this tomorrow or a few days later and now I can find out why Wenston Church Hill wanted to burn this film. Even if they don't mention that I'm sure they'll mention some of the history of the film and look up more history of it on the net. Now Criterion How about The Nazi propaganda version of Titanic made in the same year as The Life And Death of Colonel Blimp. Titanic: Country (Germany) (1943) (90 min) Please do release this one on DVD and Blu-ray thanks for listening.