From the British Film Institute: THE GREAT WHITE SILENCE


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From the British Film Institute:

The official record of Captain Scott’s heroic journey to
the South Pole.

Dual Format Edition 

You will receive both DVD and Blu-Ray discs.

Director: Herbert Ponting. Year: 1924.  Silent with music.

Black & white, tinted and tonedRunning Time approx: 108 min.

Herbert Ponting’s official record of Captain Scott’s legendary expedition to the South Pole, restored by the BFI and featuring a new musical score by Simon Fisher Turner, captures in breathtaking detail the alien beauty of the landscape, and ensured that the heroism involved would never be forgotten.

The BFI National Archive – custodian of the expedition negatives – created this award-winning restoration using the latest photochemical and digital techniques at the time, reintroducing its sophisticated use of tinted colour.


Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition.

90° South (1933, 72 mins): Ponting’s final sound version of his legendary expedition footage.

Great White Silence: How Did They Do It? (2011,20 mins): new documentary about the restoration.

The Sound of Silence (2011, 13 mins): new documentary about Simon Fisher Turner’s approach to the score.

Location field recordings (2010, 4 mins): celebrated sound recordist Chris Watson’s document of Scott’s expedition hut.

Archive newsreel items (1910-1925, 5 mins, DVD only): actuality coverage of the expedition’s departure and return.

Illustrated booklet with essays, film notes and credits.

OUR PRICE £15 with Free UK Postage

Additional information

Weight .101 kg
Dimensions 13.5 × 19.5 × 1.5 cm