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As part of the legendary filmmaking team known as "The Archers," Michael Powell, in partnership with Emeric Pressburger, created a string of masterpieces that continue to dazzle and enchant audiences the world over. "A Matter Of Life And Death (Stairway To Heaven)" is one of the highlights of their incredible body of work. The film tells the story of a British airman (David Niven) who must plead his case in Heaven's court so he may return to Earthy to be with the woman he loves (Kim Hunter). "Age Of Consent", the last feature film directed by Michael Powell, stars James Mason as a frustrated painter who seeks new inspiration in Australia - and finds it in the form of a young island girl (Helen Mirren). Eagerly awaited, these two treasures, available for the first time on DVD, belong in every movie lover's collection. Disc One: "A Matter Of Life And Death (Stairway To Heaven)" - As his plane is going down in flames during WW2, pilot David Niven "meets" the love of his life over the radio (Kim Hunter). He miraculously survives the crash, but no sooner do they meet than he is informed that he should have died and must go to Heaven, where he is put on trial for his life. "A Matter Of Life And Death", originally released in an edited version in the U.S. as "Stairway To Heaven", is here presented for the first time on DVD in its complete and restored glory. Disc Two: "Age Of Consent" - Michael Powell teamed with actor James Mason (who also co-produced) to make a film loosely based on the life of controversial Australian artist Norman Lindsay. "Age Of Consent" stars Mason as a jaded painter who heads Down Under looking for a way to revitalize his creative soul. His self-imposed exile is interrupted by Cora, an uninhibited young woman on her own journey of self-discovery.
A Matter of Life and Death (Stairway To Heaven), Director Martin Scorsese on A Matter Of Life and Death, Commentary by Historian Ian Christie, Age of Content - Director Martin Scorsese on Age of Content, Commentary with Historian Kent Jones, Making of Age of Content, Helen Mirren: A Conversation With Cora, Down Under with Ron and Valerie Taylor.
|Starring:||David Niven, Kim Hunter, Marius Goring|
|Studio Name:||Sony Pictures Home Entertainment|
|DVD Release Date:||10/02/2012|
|Screen Format:||Full Frame, Widescreen|
|Run Time (in minutes):||210 minutes|
|Audio Tracks:||AC, Dolby Digital Mono|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.37|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||0.5 x 5.5 x 7.4|
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