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The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)


Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director Michael Powell and filmmaker Martin Scorsese Rating:7.1/10 (8 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by allthumbs on September 11th, 2013:Find all reviews by allthumbs
Powell mumbles a lot, but that's understandable since he was about 83 at the time. Both he and Scorsese have a lot of interesting things to say about all aspects of the film. Scorsese's chronicle of how the movie was drastically reedited for American release, then mutilated some more for American TV, and the painstaking process involved in restoring it to its original version, was particularly interesting. There are a fair number of pauses, but given that the movie runs almost 3 hours, an occasional break is good for everyone. It still leaves plenty of actual comment time.
Reviewed by Detective_Gittes on April 30th, 2015:Find all reviews by Detective_Gittes
Unfortunately this website is used by little to no one at all, the commentary on Life and Death is rather boring, I can think of a dozen other commentaries off the top of my head that are more informative. Michael is rather old and slurs his speech, very very difficult to listen to. Scorsese maybe talks for 8 mins in total in almost 3 hours, I have to give this a 0/10. Absolutely boring and not captivating.