THE LIFE AND SPIRIT OF MICHAEL POWELL (1905-1990)

Powell's best-known films are spectacular, sensual, fanciful. The others are quiet, retiring, almost secretive, disappointing even, until odd details tease your mind, and gradually their simplicity reveals their depths.

Born 1905, Powell was a country boy (Shropshire, Kent). His father was an efficient, modernising, farmer, with a flair for gamb...

Film Listing

The Edge of the World

Michael Powell, 1937

When the skipper of a tourist yacht (Niall MacGinnis), lands reluctantly on the remote shores of Hirta - the now-deserted Hebridean island of his birth - he ... More

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The Edge of the World

Michael Powell, 1937

When the skipper of a tourist yacht (Niall MacGinnis), lands reluctantly on the remote shores of Hirta - the now-deserted Hebridean island of his birth - he ... More

£16.99 DVD

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Age of Consent

Michael Powell, 1968

James Mason stars as a painter who settles in Australia on a Barrier Reef island to improve the depth of his work. His life is changed when he encounters a y... More

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The Small Back Room

Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, 1949

Embittered after losing a foot in a bomb blast, bomb disposal expert Sammy Rice increasingly seeks solace in drink. However, a budding romance with his secre... More

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Peeping Tom

Michael Powell, 1960

Peeping Tom - Michael Powell's controversial and disturbing masterpiece about a focus puller whose relationship with his manipulative psychologist of a fathe... More

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The Red Shoes (Restoration Edition)

Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, 1948

Ballet impresario Boris Lermontov (Anton Walbrook) hires up-and-coming ballerina Victoria Page (Moira Shearer) and talented young composer Julian Craster (Ma... More

£5.99 DVD

Peeping Tom

Michael Powell, 1960

Peeping Tom - Michael Powell's controversial and disturbing masterpiece about a focus puller whose relationship with his manipulative psychologist of a fathe... More

£16.49 Blu-ray

The Red Shoes: Restoration Edition

Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, 1948

Ballet impresario Boris Lermontov (Anton Walbrook) hires up-and-coming ballerina Victoria Page (Moira Shearer) and talented young composer Julian Craster (Ma... More

£11.49 Blu-ray