Gone To Earth

Gone To Earth

DVD Rating: *

Reviewed by: Angus Wolfe Murray

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The majority of the extras is waffle.

Ian Christie wrote a biography of Michael Powell. He reminds us that the British work with Technicolor in 1950 was the best in the world, which is why Americans came here to make movies. He's a very relaxed interviewee and fascinating on his subject. Pity there wasn't more of him.

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Behind The Scenes looks like an uncut home movie in black-and-white, shot on location by someone who hasn't a clue what might be interesting to look at. There is a scene of men hauling a wind machine up a hill. It goes on forever. There's another of a chap training a horse to run round a paddock. Powell can be seen in the distance talking to Jones. You can't hear what they are saying. David Farrar on horseback, as usual, converses with real gypsies. You can't hear that, either. The younger ones look shy. An old lorry drives up the road very slowly with a camera on its bonnet.

The remastered print looks fine, better than fine.

Reviewed on: 05 Sep 2001
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A barefooted Shropshire lass marries the vicar and is seduced by the squire.
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Product Code: PTDVD1340

Region: 2

Ratio: Aspect Ratio 4:3 full frame

Sound: Dolby Digital mono

Extras: Scene Selection, Behind The Scenes, Interview with Ian Christie, Cast and Crew Biographies, Film Notes, Picture Gallery

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