The official record of Captain Scott's legendary expedition to the South Pole fully restored by the BFI and featuring a with new musical score by Simon Fisher Turner. Released on DVD & Blu-ray for the first time ever. Scott described Herbert Ponting as 'an artist in love with his work' and after the Antarctic expedition's tragic outcome Ponting devoted the rest of his life to ensuring that the grandeur of the Antarctic and of the expedition's heroism would not be forgotten. The images that he captured have fired imaginations ever since. Now the BFI National Archive... - custodian of the expedition negatives - has restored the film using the latest photochemical and digital techniques and reintroduced the film's sophisticated use of colour. The alien beauty of the landscape is brought dramatically to life showing the world of the expedition in brilliant detail. [show more]
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This fascinating film is the official record of Captain Scott's expedition to the South Pole, captured by Herbert Ponting and featuring a score by Simon Fisher Turner.
Early feature documentary following Captain Scott and his crew on their race to the South Pole from 1910 to 1913. The film looks at the ups and downs of their ill-fated journey, examining the difficulties and disappointments they faced, as well as showing the camaraderie among the men. It also explores their remarkable surroundings and features various wildlife including the Adélie penguins. The footage was captured and later edited by Herbert Ponting and is accompanied by a newly-composed score by Simon Fisher Turner.