They Shall Not Grow Old (Blu-ray)

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Description

Documentary about World War I directed by Peter Jackson. Using state-of-the-art digital technology, Jackson transports the modern day audience back to World War I using black and white archive footage which he has restored into full colour.

Product Details

Barcode
5051892220736
Department
Movies & TV
Released
10 Dec 2018
Type
Movies
Format
Blu-ray
Genre
Documentary
Region
Region A, Region B, Region C
Language
English
Extras
  • Interactive Menus
Runtime
99 min
Age Restriction
15
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
They Shall Not Grow Old
Release Year
2018
Running Time
99 min
Categories
Education/General Interest / War/Military / World History/Culture / Archival Footage / Battles / Big Battles / Documentary / Soldiers
Synopsis
Peter Jackson directs this homage to the British troops of the First World War with never-before-seen-footage of soldiers as they faced the fear and uncertainty of frontline battle in Belgium. Digitally remastered and now in color, the footage has been studied by lip reading experts whose transcripts were recorded and used as audio for the film. Overlayed by a narrative of those who partook in the war from interviews made in the 1960s and 1970s, this historic revisiting marks one hundred years since the end of the Great War.
Cast & Crew
Director
Peter Jackson
Composer
David Donaldson / Steve Roche / Janet Roddick
Movie Critics
Hollywood Reporter
"Nothing feels too sentimentalized or sanitized, but neither is it sensationalized for extra shock value. These are the true accounts of survivors, after all, mostly talking decades after the events and grateful to be alive."
Stephen Dalton (16 Oct 2018, )
Los Angeles Times
"THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD is a tribute paid by the present to the past, and what a gorgeous gift it turns out to be."
Kenneth Turan (15 Dec 2018, )
New York Times
"Peter Jackson has taken a mass of World War I archival clips from Britain’s Imperial War Museum and fashioned it into a brisk, absorbing and moving experience."
Ben Kenigsberg (31 Jan 2019, )
RogerEbert.com
4 stars out of 4 -- "[A]stonishing and peculiar....Once again, he's translated something that's growing ancient into a series of images and ideas a modern audience will be able to grasp..."
Scout Tafoya (14 Dec 2018, )
Rolling Stone
4.5 stars out of 5 -- "A World War I documentary in 3D with colorized archival footage that looks as new as the day it was shot. What sounds like an impossible feat becomes a riveting reality in the hands of director Peter Jackson..."
Peter Travers (30 Jan 2019, )
Variety
"Jackson has applied the same digital wizardry that he used to make a reality of Tolkien’s Middle Earth to make a reality of, well, another reality, one on the verge of vanishing: the collective experience of British soldiers on the front..."
Guy Lodge (16 Oct 2018, )
Washington Post
4 stars out of 4 -- "[A] powerful and moving portrait of war and its consequences."
(20 Jan 2019, )