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The War Game / Culloden

The War Game / Culloden


Two powerful BBC-produced films by Peter Watkins about war and their consequences are collected here. Commissioned by the BBC in the mid-1960s to dramatize the effects of a nuclear attack on Great Britain, THE WAR GAME is a film of monumental devastation, which so shocked the heads of the agency that it was initially withheld from broadcast. CULLODEN is an intriguing restaging of the 1746 battle of Culloden--the last battle fought on British ground, in which "Bonnie Prince Charles" was defeated by the Royal Army of King George II--using amateur actors, and capturing how the bloody struggle might have looked to the nation if television had existed at the time.

Special Features

  • Culloden Audio Commentary by Dr. John Cook
  • The War Game Audio Commentary by Patrick Murphy
  • 12-page booklet with an essay by Patrick Murphy

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