Planes, trains and landmark names arrive on BFI Blu-ray this autumn.
Written, produced and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger (The Red Shoes, A Matter of Life and Death), One of Our Aircraft Is Missing is an intense and suspenseful tale of wartime valour and heroism.
The first film to feature the duo’s famous joint credit, the BFI is delighted to be presenting this landmark title on Blu-ray in a bumper collector’s edition this September.
Featuring archive films, including Target for Tonight (d. Harry Watt, 1941) and An Airman’s Letter to His Mother (d. Michael Powell, 1941), a brand new audio commentary by film scholar Ian Christie and a fully illustrated booklet with new writings on the film, this limited edition release will also be packaged with a reproduction of an original storybook based on the film by Pressburger.
September also sees a second collection of classic transport documentaries arrive on BFI Blu-ray. Representing some of British Transport Films’ most celebrated titles, The Best of British Transport Films: Volume 2 includes 21 films across two discs.
Featured titles include perennial favourites such as Bridge of Song (1955), Holiday (1957), Snow (1963) and Glasgow Belongs to Me (1966), alongside less familiar titles that span over 30 years of BTF filmmaking – all presented in high definition for the very first time.