BFI To Release British Documentary Drama, Western Approaches On Blu-ray + DVD June 2023

The BFI will be releasing the British documentary drama Western Approaches on Blu-ray + DVD this June in the UK.

Western Approaches (1944) shows the bravery of the Merchant Navy along with and the perils they faced during the Atlantic Convoys during the Second World War.

You can pre-order now and the title releases on the 19th June 2023.

WESTERN APPROACHES BLU-RAY + DVD

The BFI says “this landmark film is presented in a new 2K restoration by Imperial War Museums.”

Western Approches Blu-ray + DVD

BLU-RAY TECHNICAL SPECS

  • Discs: 2 (Blu-ray + DVD)
  • Presented in both High Definition & Standard Definition
  • Running Time: 83 mins approx
  • Rating: PG

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Audio Commentary (Featuring the Imperial War Museum’s Toby Haggith & Director Pat Jackson)
  • Ferry Pilot (1941, 31 mins) (Film About the Air Transport Auxiliary)
  • Builders (1942, 8 mins) (Short Film Highlighting the Importance of Builders to the War Effort)
  • People at War – A Seaman’s Story (1942, 14 mins) (A Newfoundlander Recounts Being Torpedoed 4 Times)
  • This is Colour (1942, 18 mins) (ICI-sponsored Technicolor Marvel that Explores Colour Theory)
  • Colour on Sea (2023, 8 mins) (Making-of Featurette by Craig McCall Featuring Writer / Director Pat Jackson & Cinematographer Jack Cardiff)
  • Steel (1945, 34 mins) (Technicolor Documentary Exploring the Manufacture of Steel & the Workings of a Foundry)
  • Western Approaches linocut production (2023, 1 min) (Illustrator & Printmaker Mat Pringle Shares His Process for Creating the New Sleeve Art)
  • Illustrated Booklet

You can pre-order now on Blu-ray for £16.99 from Amazon. (Price correct as of 08.06.23).

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Western Approaches Blu-ray + DVD releases on 19th June 2023 in the UK.

Western Approches Bluray + DVD

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