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Overlord Blu Ray

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Seamlessly interweaving archival war footage and a fictional narrative, this immersive account by STUART COOPER of one twenty-year-old's journey from basic training to the front lines of D-Day brings to life all the terrors and isolation of war with jolting authenticity. Overlord, impressionistically shot by Stanley Kubrick's long-time cinematographer JOHN ALCOTT, is both a document of World War II and a dreamlike meditation on human smallness in a large, incomprehensible machine. Special Features: Restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Stuart Cooper, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack Audio commentary featuring Cooper and actor Brian Stirner Mining the Archive, a 2007 video piece featuring archivists from London's Imperial War Museum detailing the footage used in the film Capa Influences Cooper, a 2007 photo essay featuring Cooper on photographer Robert Capa Cameramen at War, the British Ministry of Information's 1943 film tribute to newsreel and service film unit cameramen A Test of Violence, Cooper's 1969 short film about the Spanish artist Juan Genovés Germany Calling, a 1941 Ministry of Information propaganda film, clips of which appear in Overlord Excerpts from the journals of two D-day soldiers, read by Stirner Trailer PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Kent Jones, a short history of the Imperial War Museum, and excerpts from the Overlord novelization by Cooper and Christopher Hudson Click Images to Enlarge

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Stuart Cooper directs this story of an eighteen-year old boy who is called up into service in early 1944 and subsequently killed in the D-Day landings. Interspersed with actual news footage, this war drama stars Brian Stirner, Nicholas Ball, Davyd Harries and Julie Neesam.

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