Directors: Peter Watkins Format: CD+DVD, Dolby, PAL Language: English Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1 Number of discs: 2 Classification: 15 Studio: Bfi DVD Release Date: 28 Mar. 2016 Run Time: 117 minutes
CULLODEN + THE WAR GAME (Dual Format Edition) Two films by Peter Watkins
Culloden, Watkins first full-length film, a docudrama, made for the BBC, portrays the 1746 Battle of Culloden which in the words of the narrator 'tore apart forever the clan system of the Scottish Highlands'. The film was hailed as a breakthrough for its cinematography, as well as its use of non-professional actors and presentation of an historical event in the style of modern TV reporting.
The War Game is Watkins 1965 Academy Award-winning television drama-documentary depicting a nuclear war, written, directed and produced by Peter Watkins for the BBC's The Wednesday Play anthology series. The film shows the prelude to, and immediate weeks of the aftermath, of a Soviet nuclear attack against Britain. Told in the style of a news magazine programme, the cast was made up of non-actors, with narration by Peter Graham and Michael Aspel reading quotations from source material.
Watkins is known for pushing boundaries to the extreme with his documentaries and his films continue to inspire today.
The films in this collection have been remastered to High Definition, and are presented on Blu-ray for the very first time
These discs are Region 2 (PAL) format, and will work on all modern Australian & European DVD players. Your DVD player may need to be multi-region enabled in order to view this (most players in Australia are). Please check your player before purchasing