The Resource The films of Michael Powell, [presented by] Columbia Pictures ; directed by Michael Powell, (videorecording)

The films of Michael Powell, [presented by] Columbia Pictures ; directed by Michael Powell, (videorecording)

Label
The films of Michael Powell
Title
The films of Michael Powell
Statement of responsibility
[presented by] Columbia Pictures ; directed by Michael Powell
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • A matter of life and death: 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
  • Age of consent: Based on the life of controversial Australian artist Norman Lindsay. Lindsay is a jaded painter who heads Down Under looking for a way to revitalize his creative soul. His self-imposed exile is interrupted by Cora, an uninhibited young woman on her own journey of self-discovery
Related
Member of
Cataloging source
IFA
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
  • MPAA rating: PG; for thematic elements (A matter of life and death)
  • Not rated (Age of consent)
  • Canadian Home Video Rating: Disc 1: A matter of life and death (Stairway to heaven): G
  • Canadian Home Video Rating: Disc 2: Age of consent: 18A
Language note
English dialogue with English or French subtitles; closed-captioned
PerformerNote
  • Introduced by Martin Scorsese and Helen Mirren
  • A matter of life and death cast: David Niven, Kim Hunter, Marius Goring, Roger Livesey, Raymond Massey
  • Age of consent cast: James Mason, Helen Mirren, Jack MacGowran
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1905-1990
  • 1910-1983
  • 1922-2002
  • 1912-1998
  • 1906-1976
  • 1902-1988
  • 1909-1984
  • 1918-1973
  • 1879-1969
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Powell, Michael
  • Scorsese, Martin
  • Mirren, Helen
  • Niven, David
  • Hunter, Kim
  • Goring, Marius
  • Livesey, Roger
  • Massey, Raymond
  • Pressburger, Emeric
  • Mason, James
  • Yeldham, Peter
  • MacGowran, Jack
  • Lindsay, Norman
  • Columbia Pictures
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
210
Series statement
The collector's choice
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lindsay, Norman
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Fighter pilots
  • Radio operators
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Death
  • Heaven
  • Artists
  • Creative ability
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
The films of Michael Powell, [presented by] Columbia Pictures ; directed by Michael Powell, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Age of consent from the novel by Norman Lindsay
  • A matter of life and death originally released as a motion picture in 1946
  • Age of consent originally released as a motion picture in 1969
  • "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 (A matter of life and death): Director Martin Scorsese on A matter of life and death; commentary by historian Ian Christie
  • Special features (Age of consent): Director Martin Scorsese on Age of consent; commentary with historian Kent Jones; making Age of consent; Helen Mirren: a conversation with Cora; Down Under with Ron and Valerie Taylor
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Disc 1:
  • A matter of life and death (Stairway to heaven)
  • written, produced and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
  • (1946 ; ca. 104 min. ; full screen)
  • Disc 2:
  • Age of consent (Director's cut)
  • a Michael Powell/James Mason production ; produced by Michael Powell and James Mason ; screenplay by Peter Yeldham
  • (1969 ; ca. 106 min. ; anamrophic widescreen)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (approximately 210 min.)
Isbn
9781435915787
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396259195
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
25919
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • z1einp b2863182
  • 5292317
System details
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) and anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby Digital, NTSC
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The films of Michael Powell, [presented by] Columbia Pictures ; directed by Michael Powell, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Age of consent from the novel by Norman Lindsay
  • A matter of life and death originally released as a motion picture in 1946
  • Age of consent originally released as a motion picture in 1969
  • "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 (A matter of life and death): Director Martin Scorsese on A matter of life and death; commentary by historian Ian Christie
  • Special features (Age of consent): Director Martin Scorsese on Age of consent; commentary with historian Kent Jones; making Age of consent; Helen Mirren: a conversation with Cora; Down Under with Ron and Valerie Taylor
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Disc 1:
  • A matter of life and death (Stairway to heaven)
  • written, produced and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
  • (1946 ; ca. 104 min. ; full screen)
  • Disc 2:
  • Age of consent (Director's cut)
  • a Michael Powell/James Mason production ; produced by Michael Powell and James Mason ; screenplay by Peter Yeldham
  • (1969 ; ca. 106 min. ; anamrophic widescreen)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (approximately 210 min.)
Isbn
9781435915787
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396259195
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
25919
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • z1einp b2863182
  • 5292317
System details
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) and anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby Digital, NTSC
Video recording format
DVD

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