Shot down over occupied Holland, the crew of a Wellington bomber must navigate their way to safety through enemy territory, in this Second World War classic. Written, produced and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger (The Red Shoes, A Matter of Life and Death), One of Our Aircraft is Missing is an intense and suspenseful tale of wartime valour and heroism.
An early success for the directing duo, this Academy Award-nominated drama stars a medley of British acting icons, including Eric Portman, Bernard Miles and Googie Withers, appearing in one of her first major film roles.
A true landmark of 1940s British cinema that helped cement Powell and Pressburger’s burgeoning reputations (as well as that of the film’s editor David Lean), One of Our Aircraft is Missing arrives on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK.
Presented in High Definition
Limited edition (3,000 units): packaged with a re-production of the original storybook based on the film by Emeric Pressburger
Newly recorded audio commentary by film scholar Ian Christie
An Airman’s Letter to His Mother (1941, 5mins): Michael Powell’s powerful propaganda short, narrated by John Gielgud
The Volunteer (1944, 44mins): an entertaining look at the Fleet Air Arm, directed by Powell & Pressburger and starring the legendary Ralph Richardson
Target for Tonight (1941, 50mins): a record of a Wellington bomber's mission over Germany
The Biter Bit (1943, 14mins): a propaganda short detailing the destructive force of the Allied bombing campaign, narrated by Ralph Richardson
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Jennifer Dionisio
**FIRST PRESSING ONLY** Fully illustrated booklet with new essays by Ian Christie and Professor Sarah Street, writing on the extras by Alex Prideaux and full film credits