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Napoleon / directed by Abel Gance
Publication year: 2016
Media class: DVD
Classification: RB DVD COLLECTIO
Resource type: Physical
Special features include new 2K restoration ; "The charm of dynamite" (Kevin Brownlow, 1968, 51 mins.) BBC documentary on Gance's silent films narrated by Lindsay Anderson ; Composing Napoleon - an interview with Carl Davis (2016, 45 mins) ; Feature-length commentary by Paul Cuff ; Napeleon digital restoration featurette (2016, 5 mins.) ; stills and special collections gallery ; alternate single-screen ending ; individual triptych panel presentations.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1927.
Restoration by Kevin Brownlow ; photography, Julius Kruger, Leonce-Henry Burel, Jean-Paul Munviller.
Performed by: Albert Dieudonne, Antonin Artaud, Gina Manes, Vladimir Roudenko.
Presents the rise of Napoleon I as a response to the conditions following the Revolution of 1789. Shows his embodiment of the ideals of the Revolution and ends with him on the verge of spreading those ideals throughout Europe - by means of war
Silent with English subtitles
Napoleaon, Emperor of the French 1769-1821
Pages 332 minutes
London : British Film Institute, 2016
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