[England] : New Yorker Video : Project X, .
Full screen version.
1 videodisc (121 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (12 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.)
The cinema of Peter Watkins
In English, with optional subtitles in English or French.
War game: written and produced by Peter Watkins ; BBC ; commentary, Dick Graham, Michael Aspel ; photography, Peter Bartlett ; film editor, Michael Bradsell.
Culloden: written and produced by Peter Watkins ; BBC ; photography, Dick Bush ; editor, Michael Bradsell.
Originally released individually as documentary motion pictures in 1964 (Culloden) and 1965 (War game).
The war game: Academy Award, Best Documentary Feature, 1967; BAFTA Film Award, Best Short Film; Venice Film Festival, Special Prize.
MPAA rating: Not rated.
War game: A dramatization of the possible effects of nuclear warfare on Great Britain. Explores the physical damage effects, the psychological effects on the survivors, the societal logic for the existence of nuclear arms, and the attempts to understand how the balance of power keeps atomic weapons in check.
Culloden: In 1746 Scots fighting for Bonnie Prince Charlie lose to English forces in Scotland at the brutal battle of Culloden.
Special features: full length audio commentary for The war game by Patrick Murphy; full length audio commentary for Culloden by John Cook.
NYD 100206 New Yorker Video