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On and Off the Rails
On and Off the Rails
Genres: Drama
NR     2007     4hr 7min

Studio: Kino International Release Date: 09/25/2007 Run time: 247 minutes


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Genres: Drama
Sub-Genres: Drama
Studio: Kino Video
Format: DVD - Black and White,Color
DVD Release Date: 09/25/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 4hr 7min
Screens: Black and White,Color
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

Movie Reviews

Industrial films done right
John P. Marsh | North Las Vegas | 11/21/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The British Transport films were something one (as casual film history buffs) always heard about but never quite got around to seeing (either owing to difficulty finding them or because watching govt industrial films "made right" is not sexy.) This collection is a good cross section of the various offerings disc-ed up by British archives (usually found in VHS or PAL.) The range here is kinda narrow, avoiding the more dramatic transport stuff or the more rhythmic material also generated in that era. Check out Geoffrey Jones if you can.) But, these are industrial films that transcend the genre simply because they are detailed, professional and curious about the techne of the railroad system in such a way that they illuminate equally the rail road workings as well as the people around the industry. Captures a tone and age."
Railway Buffs Treasure
R. Fink | Harrisburg, Pa | 07/26/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"These old films deal mainly with maintaining and operating a rail service. NOT scenic journeys as you might expect. But for someone into the history of railroads, these short documentaries are a goldmine."