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Old 3rd December 2020, 03:17 PM
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'Twentieth Century' (1934) - Blu-ray pre-order available from Powerhouse direct - £15.99

Release date: March 22

"The second film Howard Hawks (The Criminal Code) made at Columbia Pictures is among his greatest works. John Barrymore plays a theatre impresario down on his luck. Carole Lombard is his former protégé, now a major star. When the two meet by chance aboard the Twentieth Century locomotive, their love-hate relationship is reignited.

Now recognised as a classic, Twentieth Century is the film which established the template for the screwball comedy – and made Lombard a star

  • 4K restoration
  • Original mono soundtrack
  • Audio commentary with novelist and film historian Farran Smith Nehme (2021)
  • Stars in Her Eyes (2021): academic Lucy Bolton discusses the film career of Carole Lombard
  • Howard Hawks Study Day (1997): archival audio recording of an event from the British Film Institute’s 1997 Howard Hawks retrospective at the National Film Theatre, London
  • Super 8 version: cut-down home cinema presentation
  • Image gallery: publicity and promotional material
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Pamela Hutchinson, extracts from interviews with Howard Hawks, overview of contemporary and modern critical responses, and film credits
  • World premiere on Blu-ray
  • Limited edition of 3,000 copies

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