20th Century (Limited Edition, Region B)

Type: New Blu-Ray

(Howard Hawks, 1934)

Release date: 22 March 2021

Limited Edition Blu-ray (World Blu-ray premiere)

The second film Howard Hawks (The Criminal Code) made at Columbia Pictures is among his greatest works. John Barrymore plays a theatre impresario down on his luck. Carole Lombard is his former protégé, now a major star. When the two meet by chance aboard the Twentieth Century locomotive, their love-hate relationship is reignited.

Now recognised as a classic, Twentieth Century is the film which established the template for the screwball comedy – and made Lombard a star. 



4K restoration

Original mono audio

Audio commentary with film critic and writer Farran Smith Nehme (2021)

Stars in Her Eyes (2021, 17 mins): academic Lucy Bolton discusses the film career of actor Carole Lombard

Peter Bogdanovich Recommends ‘Twentieth Century’ (1989, 5 mins): appreciation by the acclaimed filmmaker

Super 8 version: cut-down home cinema presentation

The Campbell Playhouse: ‘Twentieth Century’ (1939, 57 mins): radio adaptation starring Orson Welles and Elissa Landi

Austin Film Society trailer (2016)

Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography

New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing

Limited edition exclusive 32-page booklet with a new essay by Pamela Hutchinson, Howard Hawks on Twentieth Century, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits

World premiere on Blu-ray

Limited edition of 3,000 copies