Best of British Transport Films: 70th Anniversary (2 discs) [Blu-Ray]

Release Date: 20 May 2019 | Certificate: Exempt
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Best of British Transport Films: 70th Anniversary (2-Blu-ray disc set) (DVD + Blu-ray)
Directors: Various

Presenting the Best of British Transport Films (BTF) - newly remastered in stunning High Definition for the very first time to celebrate the 70th anniversary. A descendant of the British sponsored documentary tradition, British Transport Films was established in 1949 to focus a spotlight on transport as a National undertaking, to create an appetite for travel and to entice the public to use nationalised transport. Over a period of more than 35 years BTF produced an unrivalled documentary film legacy for generations of film and transport enthusiasts.

This new Blu-ray compilation gathers together 21 films representing the cream of the celebrated BTF collection. All have been newly digitally remastered to 2K from original film materials by the BFI, except for Geoffrey Jones legendary film Rail (1967) which is presented in its glorious coat of technicolor with a stunning new 4K restoration by the BFI National Archive.

Remastered films include
Farmer Moving South (1952, 17 mins) | Train Time (1952, 28 mins) | This is York (1953, 20 mins) | Elizabethan Express (1954, 20 mins) | Snowdrift at Bleath Gill (1955, 10 mins) | Any Man's Kingdom (1956, 20 mins) | Fully Fitted Freight (1957, 21 mins) | Every Valley (1957, 20 mins) | A Future on the Rail (1957, 10 mins) | Between the Tides (1958, 22 mins) | A Letter for Wales (1960, 25 mins) | They Take the High Road (1960, 25 mins) | Blue Pullman (1960, 25 mins) | Terminus (1961, 20 mins) | The Third Sam (1962, 10 mins) | Rail (1967, 13 mins) | Railways For Ever! (1970, 7 mins) | The Scene from Melbury House (1972, 15 mins) | Wires Over the Border (1974, 18 mins) | Locomotion (1975, 15 mins) | Overture One Two Five (1978, 7 mins)
**FIRST PRESSING ONLY** Fully illustrated booklet with new writing on the film and full film credits

Release Date: 20 May 2019
Certificate: E - Exempt from Certification
Catalogue No: BFIB1335