A Queen Is Crowned






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        Laurence Olivier
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        • Catalogue Number: 7952698
        • Time: 80 mins approx
        • Region: 2 / PAL (UK & Europe)
        • Subtitles: None
        • Sound: Mono / English

        • Picture: 1.33:1 / Colour
        • Number of Discs: 1
        • Classification: Exempt
        • Barcode: 5027626269845



      • When Queen Elizabeth the Second was crowned on June 2nd, 1953, many of Britain's leading cinematic artists were commissioned to create the only feature-length Technicolor record of the coronation. Narrated by Sir Laurence Olivier, it conveys the sights and sounds, the pomp and pageantry, the very spirit of that unforgettable day. Oscar-nominee and BAFTA-winner, A Queen is Crowned emerges as one of the greatest films of an historical event ever made.


        Special Features:


          Original Programme PDF


        Narrative spoken by SIR LAURENCE OLIVIER
        Written by CHRISTOPHER FRY
        Musical Adviser SIR MALCOLM SARGENT
        Special Music by GUY WARRACK
        Played by the LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
        Produced by CASTLETON KNIGHT



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      • Price: Sold Out

        May 2012: The studio who make this title, Network, have discontinued the title. What titles there are on the market now sell for 60 plus. But the discontinuation is because Network are re-releasing it with new artwork and a brand new restoration of the only feature-length Technicolor record of the Coronation itself. It's re-released at the end of May for around the 11.00 price though I do think they could have at least released it a couple of weeks earlier.

        Also included in this commemorative set is Palaces of a Queen - a 1966 documentary touring the six royal palaces: Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, St. James's Palace, Hampton Court, Kensington Palace and Holyrood House. Narrated by Michael Redgrave and with a resounding score by Malcolm Sargent, this documentary is a worthy companion piece to A Queen is Crowned.

        From a personal point of view the new cover is far better, more dramatic and iconic really,

        Amazon.co.uk are now taking pre-orders and a direct link is here.


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