British Transport Films Collection 1: A Future on Rail (6 DVDs)
12 hrs. 27 mins.
Six discs packed with films made after 1948 by the British Transport Commission – some very celebrated indeed! Included here is Terminus, Blue Pullman and John Betjeman Goes by Train, Elizabethan Express, Snowdrift at Bleath Gill, West Country Journey, Fully Fitted Freight, The Third Sam, England of Elizabeth, East Anglian Holiday, Rail 150 ,The Coasts of Clyde and many, many more!
Full description from the producer:
Following the nationalisation of transport in 1948 the British Transport Commission set up its own in-house film production unit. Launched on 1 May 1949, and led for 25 years by Edgar Anstey – a foundling father of the British documentary movement – it became one of the largest industrial film units in Britain. The first volume in a series of 6-disc box sets contains classics as Terminus, Blue Pullman and John Betjeman Goes by Train, as well as lesser-known gems, including Under the River, Cyclists Special and E for Experimental. This digitally remastered collection is a must for the transport enthusiast and the documentary aficionado alike. It includes a fully illustrated booklet with extensive films notes by BFI curators, and full credits.
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