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Title Underground [videorecording] / Pro Patria Films Limited present ; a film [directed] by Anthony Asquith.

Published [London] : British Film Institute, [2013]


Location Call No. Status
Edition Dual format ed.
Physical description 2 videodiscs (ea. 93 min.) : si., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (28 p. : ill. ; 15 cm.)
Credits Photography, S. Rodwell.
Notes "A restoration by the BFI National Archive."
Originally released as a motion picture in 1928.
Special features : Feature presented in both HD and Standard Definition ; newly commissioned score by Neil Brand presented in 5.1 and 2.0 ; Alternate score by Chris Watson ; "Restoring Underground" (2009, 9 mins.) : featurette on the restoration ; "The premier and his little son" (1909-12, 1 min) : previously unseen footage of Anthony Asquith as a child ; "A trip to the Metropolitan Railway" (1910, 13 mins., DVD only) ; "Scenes at Piccadilly Circus and Hyde Park Corner"(1930-32, 6 mins, DVD only) ; "Seven more stations" (1948, 12 mins., DVD only) : a film about the expansion of the Central Line beyond Stratford ; "Under Night Streets" (1958, 20 mins.) : a documentary about the Tube's nightshift workers ; fully illustrated booklet featuring film notes and new essays by Christian Wolmar and Neil Brand.
Performers Elissa Landi, Brian Aherne, Norah Baring, Cyril McLaglen.
Summary "Introduced as a 'story of ordinary workaday people', Anthony Asquith's Underground masterfully balances the light and dark sides of city life to evoke the daily existence of the average Londoner better than any other film from Britan's silent canon" -- Container.
System notes Blu-ray (Disc 1) : BD50 1080p; 24fps; DTS-HD Master Sound 5.1 (448kbps).
DVD (Disc 2) : DVD 9, PAL; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround audio (448 kbps); Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo audio (320 kbps).
Other author Asquith, Anthony, 1902-1968.
Landi, Elissa, 1904-1948.
Aherne, Brian, 1902-1986
Baring, Norah.
McLaglen, Cyril, 1899-1987.
Brand, Neil.
Wolmar, Christian.
Watson, Chris, 1976-
Pro Patria Films Limited.
British Film Institute.
Subject Working class -- England -- London -- Drama.
Subways -- England -- London -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- England -- London -- Drama.
London (England) -- Drama.
Silent films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Other title Restoring 'Underground'.
Premier and his little son.
Trip to the Metropolitan Railway.
Scenes at Piccadilly Circus and Hyde Park Center.
Seven more stations.
Under night streets.
Standard Number 5035673010365
Publisher Number BFIB1036 British Film Institute