A Royal Occasion: From Victoria to Elizabeth II DVD
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Directed by Various (Documentary)
Produced in 1896-1953
Main Language - English
Countries & Regions - British Film
To mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee the BFI has conducted an extensive search through the National Archive to unearth a wealth of fascinating and illuminating footage on a range of Royalty-related subjects. A Royal Occasion is a specially-curated DVD edition which draws upon a number of specially cared-for archival collections to build a comprehensive historical survey of the Royal Family from the late Victorian era (including Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee) up to the Queen's Coronation in 1953.
This superb set boasts a number of rare and previously unseen films from the National Archive, including silent films and early colour productions. And its typically extensive and informative booklet could also serve as a potted history of early British newsreels and reportage.
Contains: Queen Victoria - Scenes at Balmoral (1896) and Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee (1897); Edward VII & Queen Alexandra - Edward VII at Queen Victoria’s Funeral (1901), Edward VII’s Coronation (1902), King Edward VII launches HMS Dreadnought from Portsmouth Dockyard (1906) and Queen Alexandra’s Drive through London (1916); George V & Queen Mary - The Queen and the Land Lassies (1918), Queen’s Visit to the East End (1917) and Silver Jubilee (1935); George VI & Queen Elizabeth - Wedding Cake for Duke of York’s Bride (1923), The Royal Wedding (1923) and Britain’s Baby Princess (1926); Elizabeth II - Long to Reign Over Us (1953) and Lambeth Rejoices: Coronation Television (1953).
Length: 287 mins
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1
Cat No: BFIVD953
Format: DVD Colour
- 2 discs
- Buckingham Palace Allotment (1918)
- All films newly transferred from original materials preserved in the BFI National Archive
- Includes comprehensive booklet with newly commissioned essays and detailed film notes, along with full credits for each film.