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The Wrecker


This British railroad drama features the largest staged railroad crash in British film history, filmed with no less than 22 motion picture cameras.

coverStrike Force Entertainment
2009 DVD edition

The Wrecker (1928), black & white, 14 minutes, BBFC Classification U,
with [Vintage Cine Kodak Services Trailer] (19??), black & white, 1 minute, not rated, Mid-Hants Railway: A Line Preserved (19??), black & white, 5 minutes, not rated, Iowa State Fair Staged Rail Crash (1932), black & white, 1 minute, not rated, Derailment (1944), black & white, 8 minutes, not rated, and Impressions of a Train Wreck: Korea (1952), black & white, 4 minutes, not rated.

Strike Force Entertainment, 9971017, UPC 5-027626-101749.
One single-sided, single-layered, Region 0 PAL DVD disc, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 (? x ? pixels) interlaced? scan MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops; standard DVD keepcase, £19.99.
Release date: 16 November 2009.
Country of origin: England
This PAL DVD edition has been mastered from an extremely abridged 9.5mm reduction print. Despite low expectations, the image quality is very-good.

The film is accompanied by a music score performed on piano by Neil Brand.

The disc is supplemented with 74 minutes of railroad-related material and featurettes about the making of The Wrecker.

See the BBC’s webstory on The Wrecker.

North American collectors will need a region-free PAL DVD player capable of outputting an NTSC-compatible signal to view this edition.

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