Overlord: The Criterion Collection

Criterion   (1975) / Region 1
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Overlord: The Criterion Collection

Seamlessly interweaving archival war footage and a fictional narrative, Stuart Cooper's immersive account of one 20-year-old's journey from basic training to the battle front lines at D-day brings all the terrors and isolation of war to its viewers with jolting authenticity. Overlord, impressionistically shot by Stanley Kubrick's longtime cinematographer John Alcott, is both a document of WWII and a dreamlike meditation on man's smallness in a large, incomprehensible machine.

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  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Feb 15 2007
  • Production Year 1975
  • Empire SKU 1301221
  • UPC Code 715515023122
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging Keep
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English

Features

Audio commentary featuring director Stuart Cooper and actor Brian Stirner
Mining the Archive, a new video featuring Imperial War Museum film archivists detailing the war footage used in the film
Capa Influences Cooper, A new photo essay featuring Cooper on photographer Robert Capa
A Test Of Violence (1969), Cooper's short film about Spanish artist Juan Genoves.
Cameramen at War, the British Ministry of Information's 1943 film tribute to newsreel and service film unit cameramen
Germany Calling, a 1941 British Ministry of Information propaganda film, clips of which appear in Overlord
Journals from two D-day soldiers, read by Brian Stirner
Theatrical trailer
PLUS: A new essay by critic Kent Jones, a short history of the Imperial War Museum, and excerpts from the Overlord novelization, by Cooper and Christopher Hudson
A short history of the Imperial War Museum
Excerpts from the Overlord novelization, by Cooper and Christopher Hudson

Audio/Video

  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital Mono
  • Video
    Widescreen 1.66:1 B&W (Anamorphic)

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