Planes, trains and landmark names arrive on Blu-ray this autumn as the BFI announces today a pair of exciting releases for 27 September 2021. It's time to enjoy the landmark Powell and Pressburger classic, ONE OF OUR AIRCRAFT IS MISSING and jump aboard a second volume of classic films from the extensive British Transport Films collection with THE BEST OF BRITISH TRANSPORT FILMS VOLUME 2.
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 (1942) is an intense and suspenseful tale of wartime valour and heroism. The first film to feature the duo's famous joint credit, the BFI is delighted to be presenting this landmark title on Blu-ray in a bumper collector's edition this September.
The release will also feature archive films including Target for Tonight (Dir. Harry Watt, 1941) and An Airman's Letter to His Mother (Dir. Michael Powell, 1941), a brand new audio commentary by film scholar Ian Christie and a fully illustrated booklet with new writings on the film. This Limited Edition release will also include a reproduction of an original storybook based on the film by Emeric Pressburger.
September also sees a second collection of classic transport documentaries arrive on BFI Blu-ray. Representing some of the BTF collection's most celebrated titles, THE BEST OF BRITISH TRANSPORT FILMS VOLUME 2 includes 21 films across 2 discs.
Featured titles include perennial favourites such as Bridge of Song (1955), Holiday (1957), Snow (1963) and Glasgow Belongs to Me (1966), alongside less familiar titles that span over 30 years of BTF filmmaking - all presented in High Definition for the very first time.
Both titles are available for customers to pre-order online now from the BFI Shop and other retailers.