Around the World with Orson Welles (Limited Edition Numbered Blu-ray)

Release Date: 24 August 2015 | Certificate: Exempt
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AROUND THE WORLD WITH ORSON WELLES (Limited Edition Numbered Blu-ray)

A film by Orson Welles

Orson Welles, a hugely successful polymath who forged a career in film, radio and theatre, was little known for his TV work. In 1955, Associated-Rediffusion commissioned Welles to make his first television production, inviting him to write, direct and host a mini series.

Despite its grand title, the series was filmed entirely in Europe. Part home-movie, part cinematic essay, each episode takes the viewer on a fascinating journey to see the famous people and places in key cities across the continent. In Paris, we are introduced to famous artists such as Jean Cocteau; in Madrid, we attend a bullfight; and in Vienna, in an episode which was long believed lost, we are taken to the locations of The Third Man.

A unique and fascinating entry in the career of one of modern cinema's most revered figures, Around the World with Orson Welles finally receives its world premiere Blu-ray release in this strictly limited, numbered edition from the BFI.

Special Features

  • All 6 episodes
    • Pays Basque l (1955, 26 mins)
    • Pays Basque ll (1955, 26 mins)
    • The Third Man Returns to Vienna (1955, 26 mins)
    • St.-Germain-des-Prés (1955, 26 mins)
    • Chelsea Prisoners (1955, 26 mins)
    • Madrid Bullfight (1955, 26 mins)
  • The Dominici Affair (Christophe Cognet, 2000, 52 mins): documentary about the incomplete Around the World with Orson Welles The Tragedy of Lurs episode
Release Date: 24 August 2015
Certificate: E - Exempt from Certification
Catalogue No: BFIB1212