TWENTIETH CENTURY - LE
THIS ITEM WAS A LIMITED EDITION AND IS NOW OUT-OF-PRINT.
STANDARD EDITIONS ARE HERE.
(Howard Hawks, 1934)
Release date: 22 March 2021 (OOP date: 7 October 2022)
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
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
BBFC cert: U