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    Unique ID Code: 0000190588
    Added by: Stuart McLean
    Added on: 3/6/2018 15:32
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    The Dambusters - Brand New Restoration

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    Certificate: PG
    Running Time: 113 Mins
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    Content Type: Movie

    A much-loved British classic, Michael Anderson’s 1955 drama captures the tension and bravery of an audacious raid on the centre of Nazi Germany’s industrial complex and the quintessentially English combination of inventiveness and dogged determination.

    Split into two distinct sections, the film deals first with the fraught, but the ultimately successful development of a new bomb, by Dr. Barnes N. Wallis(Michael Redgrave). The second deals with the mission itself during the British raid on the Ruhr Dams, and its associated costs for the enemy and for the British airmen.

    Adapted by R.C. Sherriff from Paul Brickhill’s book “Enemy Coast Ahead” and featuring superlative special effects photography by Gilbert Taylor (to say nothing of Eric Coates’ stirring theme tune), The Dam Busters was Britain’s biggest box office success of 1955.

    Special Features:
    Main feature in 1.37:1 and 1.75:1 (Blu-ray and Collector's Edition only)
    NEW: The Making of The Dam Busters documentary (39 mins)
    NEW: Restoration featurette (5 mins 57)
    617 Squaron Remembers – 2010 documentary (56 mins)
    Sir Barnes Wallis – 1972 documentary (28 mins)
    Footage of the bomb tests (6 mins 42)
    Dam Busters Royal Premiere (1955) (3 mins 09)
    Dam Busters Reunion (1955) 2 mins 55)
    Behind-the-scenes stills gallery
    Additional features in the Collector's Edition:

    64-page booklet with foreword by Dan Snow

    5 Art Cards
    RAF Chastise Lancaster Bombers poster
    Reproduction photograph of the Möhne Dam after the raid signed by the original 617 Squadron

    Video Tracks:
    Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
    Resolution: 1080p
    Aspect ratio: 1.75:1

    Audio Tracks:
    English: LPCM 2.0

    Subtitle Tracks:
    English SDH

    Directed By:
    Michael Anderson

    Written By:

    Richard Todd
    Michael Redgrave
    Ursula Jeans |

    Casting By:
    Robert Lennard
    G.B. Walker

    Soundtrack By:
    Leighton Lucas

    Director of Photography:
    Erwin Hillier

    Richard Best

    Production Designer:
    Robert Jones

    Visual Effects:
    George Blackwell
    Gilbert Taylor


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