17 hrs. 16 mins.
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All shot on 35mm cinema-quality colour film, these collections of stunning newsreels from the 1960s are some of the most admirable British documentaries ever made. Many have remained unseen since their first screening decades ago and are presented here – digitally restored, complete and uncut. A real treat! This volume presents over 100 films whose subjects cover an incredibly diverse range: from crime prevention to refuse collection, and from caravanning to fashion modelling!
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OVER 100 ARCHIVE EDITIONS OF THE LANDMARK DOCUMENTARY SERIES!
This regular series of short documentary films was produced in the 1960s by the Special Features Division of the Rank Organisation to screen in their Odeon and Gaumont cinemas. Marvellously concise and beautifully shot, these colour featurettes, numbering over 500 in total, presented cinemagoers with varied aspects of modern British life.
This volume presents over 100 films whose subjects cover an incredibly diverse range: from crime prevention to refuse collection, from caravanning to fashion modelling! Many have remained unseen since their first screening five decades ago and are presented here complete and uncut.
Editions featured on this release:
Cause for Alarm / Dustmen’s Day / Let’s Go Dancing / Running Dry / Model World / Student Nurse / In the Swim / Safe in a Boat / Glamour Girls / I Protest! / Brains – Unlimited / Wheel Power / Keeping Fit / All Their Own Work / Holiday – With Pay / Women in Green / Up to Scratch / Going to Blazes / High Tension / Match Makers / Battle of the Bulge / Prison on Wheels / Controlled Landing / Men in the Mode / High Rise / Relax, Relax! / A Girl’s Best Friend / Earning Their Keep / Getting a Move On / The Cinema Steps Out / One Horse-Power / A Clean Sweep / In Good Shape / Blue Streak / …Through Glass / Beauty – and the Rest / Island at the Crossroads / The Greatest of These… / As Good as Gold / Rolling Home / Digging Up the Past / Chairbound / Glorious Mud / Instant Homes / Do it Yourself / Who Wants a Statue? / Donkey Work / What’s on the Roof? / Calling the Tune / Keeping in Touch / Crossing the Channel / Tax Haven / One for the Road / Old School Tie / Blood and Fire / Putting on an Act / Tails of the Law / Cool Cats / A Policeman’s Lot / You’re Under Inspection / Anything to Declare? / When the Debs Come Out / A New Deal for Deer / Away from the Blackboard / A Fair Cop / Jobs for Dogs / Inside Jobs / Fire Over London / Clearway for Ships / After Harold Fell / Space for Adventure / With the Lions / Loads for Roads / Things Out of Space / Look – No Hands! / Topping Out / Eating High / No Place Like Home / Way Out West / Out of the Rainbow / The Hair Set / Taking the Waters / Collectors’ Pieces / Funny Business is No Joke / In for a Fast / Who Needs Eel Pie? / Coming to Terms / Ark in the Sky / Booming Good Wishes / Gardens to Order / Pulling the Strings / Murder Bag / So Much Hot Air / Little Orphan Annie / Out of the Inn / Gun Dogs / Mini and Mod / Stuck on Stamps / The Big Sell / High Living / The Throwaway Society / Some of My Best Friends are People! / There Ought to be a Law… There is! / City Dogs / On the Meter / Painting People / The Ganges Might Lead Anywhere / Switch On at Seven / Hot History / Where Have All the Butterflies Gone? / Watch on the Coast / Southern Miracle / Model Girl / Gold in the Mud / Link-Up / Bronze, Silver and Gold / Saturday Special