DVD REVIEW: The 49th Parallel
|The Criterion Collection |
Movie ••• Picture ••• Sound ••• Extras •••½
Extras are so plentiful that they spill onto a second disc. Prominent amongst them is yet another fine commentary by film historian Bruce Eder, and The Volunteer, a stirring, patriotic Powell and Pressburger short from 1943. There's also a fantastic BBC documentary about the two filmmakers' masterful writing/directing/producing partnership; audio recordings of Powell's autobiographical notes; and an extensive booklet containing his 1941 speech at Parallel's premiere. English, Dolby Digital 2-channel mono; full frame (1.33:1), two dual-layer discs.