The Dam Busters...
FOLLOWING ON FROM the exciting anniversary events earlier this month to commemorate
the 75th Anniversary of the Dambusters raid, you could win the brand new 4K
restoration of the iconic war film The Dam Busters...
Regarded as a British classic, The Dam Busters is directed by the late
Michael Anderson (Logan's Run; Around the World in 80 Days).
Based on the legendary true story of Commander Guy Gibson and his squadron,
The Dam Busters (1955) captures all the thrilling action and suspense
of the magnificent exploits of a group of young pilots and their crews, charged
with taking out the supposedly impenetrable Ruhr river dams of Germany with
an ingeniously designed bouncing bomb.
Starring Richard Todd as Gibson and Michael Redgrave as scientist and engineer
Dr Barnes Wallis, the film also immortalised composer Eric Coates's masterpiece:
The Dam Busters March.
The Dam Busters will be available on DVD, Blu-ray, EST and Collector's
Edition via STUDIOCANAL'S Vintage Classics label from June 4th, with a host
of extras including an exclusive Making of The Dam Busters documentary.
The Collector's Edition will include the feature in 1.37 and 1.75 aspect ratios,
a 64-page booklet, a rare aerial photographic print of the Möhne Dam following
the raid (signed by the surviving members of the original 617 Squadron), an
RAF Chastise Lancaster Bombers poster and a set of five art cards.
For the 2018 restoration of the film, STUDIOCANAL went back to the original
1954 camera negative and sound negative. The camera negative was scanned at
4K resolution in 16-bit and the ACES workflow was applied to the restoration
process which resulted in the creation of a 4K DCP, UHD version and a new
HD version which were produced with the same high technological standards
as today's biggest international film releases.
To be in with the chance of winning, just answer this question: What special
type of bomb did the Dam Busters use?
Only one entry per person. Email your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org before
the closing date of 10th June.
Please also make sure you put 'DAM BUSTERS' in the subject line and
include your name, age, address, and a contact number.