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The films of Michael Powell. Disc 1, A matter of life and death [videorecording] /
[presented by] Columbia Pictures ; written, produced and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.
imprint
Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2009]
description
1 videodisc (ca. 104 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN
143591578X (set), 9781435915787 (set)
format(s)
DVD
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series title
series title
imprint
Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2009]
isbn
143591578X (set)
9781435915787 (set)
standard identifier
043396259195
publisher #
25919
general note
"A matter of life and death, originally released in an edited version in the U.S. as Stairway to Heaven, is here presented for the first time, complete and restored."
Originally released as a motion picture in 1946.
Special features: Director Martin Scorsese on A matter of life and death; commentary by historian Ian Christie.
Title from set container and disc label.
performer
David Niven, Kim Hunter, Marius Goring, Roger Livesey, Raymond Massey.
Introduced by Martin Scorsese and Helen Mirren.
abstract
British flyer Peter Carter survives a jump from his burning plane without parachute and wakes up in a nether world between Earth and the next life. He is informed that he should have died and must go to Heaven, where he is put on trial for his life. He falls in love with June, an American radio operator.
language note
English dialogue, English or French subtitles; closed-captioned.
catalogue key
6720875
target audience
MPAA rating: PG; for thematic elements.
technical details
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1); Dolby Digital, NTSC.

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