TWENTIETH CENTURY - LE

TWENTIETH CENTURY - LE

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(Howard Hawks, 1934)
Release date: 22 March 2021
Limited Edition Blu-ray (World Blu-ray premiere)

The second film Howard Hawks (The Criminal Code) made at Columbia Pictures is among his greatest works. John Barrymore plays a theatre impresario down on his luck. Carole Lombard is his former protégé, now a major star. When the two meet by chance aboard the Twentieth Century locomotive, their love-hate relationship is reignited.

Now recognised as a classic, Twentieth Century is the film which established the template for the screwball comedy – and made Lombard a star. 

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

  • 4K restoration
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with film critic and writer Farran Smith Nehme (2021)
  • Stars in Her Eyes (2021, 17 mins): academic Lucy Bolton discusses the film career of actor Carole Lombard
  • Peter Bogdanovich Recommends ‘Twentieth Century’ (1989, 5 mins): appreciation by the acclaimed filmmaker
  • Super 8 version: cut-down home cinema presentation
  • The Campbell Playhouse: ‘Twentieth Century’ (1939, 57 mins): radio adaptation starring Orson Welles and Elissa Landi
  • Austin Film Society trailer (2016)
  • Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive 32-page booklet with a new essay by Pamela Hutchinson, Howard Hawks on Twentieth Century, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits
  • World premiere on Blu-ray
  • Limited edition of 3,000 copies

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BBFC cert: U
REGION B
EAN: 5060697920710