Ratio 16:9 Anamorphic Widescreen
Audio: LPCM Stereo
Region Code 0
Running Time 89 MINS
Cat no. 2NDVD 3148
WAR REQUIEM - 20TH ANNIVERSARY
A film by Derek Jarman
Composed and Conducted by Benjamin Britten
Nathaniel Parker Tilda Swinton
Sean Bean Owen Teale and featuring Laurence Olivier as the old soldier
Jarmans finest achievement
Philip French, The Observer
Derek Jarman creates a visual evocation of the legendary original recording of Benjamin Brittens choral masterpiece which blended the Latin Mass of the Dead with the poignant poetry of Wilfred Owen, Britains greatest chronicler of the Great War. Dramatised scenes featuring spell-binding performances from an extraordinary cast are interwoven with cinematic, poetic images and harrowing archive footage which all serve to recreate the horrors of 20th century wars. Critically-acclaimed on its release, Derek Jarmans War Requiem is perhaps the visionary directors greatest film.
- Remastered from a new High Definition transfer.
- Remastered audio of original Decca recording.
- REQUIEM FOR JARMAN Recollections on the making of the film with producer Don Boyd and stars Tilda Swinton and Nathaniel Parker.
- WAR REQUIEM LIVE IN LIVERPOOL A feature on the Royal Liverpool Philharmonics 2008 performance of Brittens masterpiece in Liverpool Cathedral.
- Audio commentary with producer Don Boyd.