The Resource The films of Michael Powell, Disc 1, A matter of life and death, [presented by] Columbia Pictures ; written, produced and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, (videorecording)

The films of Michael Powell, Disc 1, A matter of life and death, [presented by] Columbia Pictures ; written, produced and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, (videorecording)

Label
The films of Michael Powell, Disc 1, A matter of life and death
Title
The films of Michael Powell
Title number
Disc 1
Title part
A matter of life and death
Statement of responsibility
[presented by] Columbia Pictures ; written, produced and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
Title variation
  • Matter of life and death
  • Stairway to Heaven
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
British flyer Peter Carter survives a jump from his burning plane without parachute and wakes up in a nether world between Earth and the next life. He is informed that he should have died and must go to Heaven, where he is put on trial for his life. He falls in love with June, an American radio operator
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG; for thematic elements
Language note
English dialogue, English or French subtitles; closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.F55 2009
PerformerNote
  • Introduced by Martin Scorsese and Helen Mirren
  • David Niven, Kim Hunter, Marius Goring, Roger Livesey, Raymond Massey
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1905-1990
  • 1902-1988
  • 1910-1983
  • 1922-2002
  • 1912-1998
  • 1906-1976
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Powell, Michael
  • Pressburger, Emeric
  • Scorsese, Martin
  • Mirren, Helen
  • Niven, David
  • Hunter, Kim
  • Goring, Marius
  • Livesey, Roger
  • Massey, Raymond
  • Columbia Pictures
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
104
Series statement
The collector's choice
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Fighter pilots
  • Radio operators
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Death
  • Heaven
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
The films of Michael Powell, Disc 1, A matter of life and death, [presented by] Columbia Pictures ; written, produced and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from set container and disc label
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1946
  • "A matter of life and death, originally released in an edited version in the U.S. as Stairway to Heaven, is here presented for the first time, complete and restored."
  • Special features: Director Martin Scorsese on A matter of life and death; commentary by historian Ian Christie
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 104 min.)
Isbn
9781435915787
Isbn Type
(set)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396259195
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
25919
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn289038627
  • (OCoLC)289038627
System details
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1); Dolby Digital, NTSC
Terms governing use
These DVD discs are copy protected.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The films of Michael Powell, Disc 1, A matter of life and death, [presented by] Columbia Pictures ; written, produced and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from set container and disc label
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1946
  • "A matter of life and death, originally released in an edited version in the U.S. as Stairway to Heaven, is here presented for the first time, complete and restored."
  • Special features: Director Martin Scorsese on A matter of life and death; commentary by historian Ian Christie
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 104 min.)
Isbn
9781435915787
Isbn Type
(set)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396259195
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
25919
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn289038627
  • (OCoLC)289038627
System details
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1); Dolby Digital, NTSC
Terms governing use
These DVD discs are copy protected.
Video recording format
DVD

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