War Requiem - 20th Anniversary (DVD)
20th Anniversary Special Edition with new remastered High Definition transfer
Wilfred Owen; Tilda Swinton; Laurence Oliver; Patricia Hayes; Sean Bean
Composed and Conducted by Benjamin Britten
"Jarman's finest achievement" Philip French, The Observer
Derek Jarman creates a visual evocation of the legendary original recording of Benjamin Britten's choral masterpiece which blended the Latin Mass of the Dead with the poignant poetry of Wilfred Owen, Britain's 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 Jarman's War Requiem is perhaps the visionary director's greatest film.
Features & Extras
- 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 Philharmonic"s 2008 performance of Britten"s masterpiece in Liverpool Cathedral.
- Audio commentary with producer Don Boyd.