The Sound Barrier (Blu-ray)

Directed by David Lean

Release Year: 1952
Running Time: 117
UPC: 7 38329 24642 6
Optional English Subtitles: Yes
Color Type: B&W
Country: U.K.
Language: English
Genres: Adventure, Drama
Select a Format
$29.95 $17.97 (40% off) Buy Blu-ray
Available on digital
Only ships to US & Canada
Cast
Ralph Richardson
Ann Todd
Nigel Patrick
Denholm Elliott
John Justin
Dinah Sheridan
Jack Allen

Crew
Directed by David Lean

A 2018 BFI Restoration! From David Lean, the legendary director of Brief Encounter, Hobson’s Choice, The Bridge on the River Kwai, Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago and A Passage to India, comes this classic drama about the men who challenged the speed of sound, told from the viewpoint of central character Sir John Ridgefield (Ralph Richardson, Outcast of the Islands). The oil tycoon and aircraft constructor is determined to manufacture a supersonic jet that will travel faster than the speed of sound, and his unswerving desire to reach this goal brings suffering, even death, to his own family. Shocked at her father’s disregard for human life, his daughter Susan (Ann Todd, The Paradine Case) walks out on him. Unperturbed, Ridgefield approaches another pilot with the challenge of piloting his test craft. The film received an Oscar nomination for its screenplay by Terence Rattigan (Separate Tables) and won the 1953 Oscar for Best Sound, Recording. Beautifully shot by the great Jack Hildyard (The Devil’s Disciple) and co-starring Nigel Patrick (The League of Gentlemen), John Justin (The Thief of Bagdad) and Denholm Elliott (The Holly and the Ivy), The Sound Barrier is one of the finest aviation films ever made.


Blu-ray Extras Include:

2018 BFI RESTORATION

NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian and Critic Peter Tonguette

BFI Archival Interview with Director David Lean

Optional English Subtitles

Dual-Layered BD50 Disc

Trailers

"The excitement and beauty of early jet aviation are still irresistible."


To read more about Kino Lorber Edu's terms of use and ordering information, visit Kino Lorber Edu.


Join the conversation
'@KinoLorber' on Jul. 30 2021 at 10:20pm
RT' @IndieWire': Decades of Brazilian film legacy has potentially been destroyed by a fire that burned down the Brazilian Cinematheque. The f…
'@KinoLorber' on Jul. 30 2021 at 10:19pm
RT' @erickohn': The fire that has gripped the Brazilian Cinematheque this week is a MASSIVE tragedy — decades of films and other materials ar…
'@KinoLorber' on Jul. 30 2021 at 10:16pm
RT' @kmendoncafilho': Good & accurate summary by Eric Cohn from' @indiewire' on the cultural destruction under the Bolsonaro regime. Com ⁦@jd…
'@KinoLorber' on Jul. 30 2021 at 8:20pm
RT' @reverse_shot': "For the more than 20 years they've collaborated, Polish filmmakers Małgorzata Szumowska & Michał Englert have evinced a…
'@KinoLorber' on Jul. 30 2021 at 4:15pm
RT' @firstshowing': Official Trailer for 'On Broadway' Doc About NYC's Theater History' https://t.co/lvrmG41qQs' #docs #OnBroadway #NYC' @KinoL…'
'@KinoLorber' on Jul. 30 2021 at 4:14pm
“Alec Utgoff is irresistibly compelling, instilling in his character a silent yet singular presence.” –' @bealoayza…'' https://t.co/frghWXh1mN'
'@KinoLorber' on Jul. 30 2021 at 2:29pm
RT' @YrOnlyHope': ‘Never Gonna Snow Again’: Watch An Exclusive Clip From Malgorzata Szumowska’s Lynchian Sci-Fi Mindbender' https://t.co/2OYu1…'
'@KinoLorber' on Jul. 30 2021 at 12:41pm
Head to' @playbill' to watch the brand new trailer for ON BROADWAY. This fascinating and delightful documentary about…' https://t.co/jDlCSBKTFa'
'@KinoLorber' on Jul. 30 2021 at 11:58am
RT' @playbill': The film will subsequently open in Los Angeles August 27 prior to a national rollout.' https://t.co/G8kNr1p9S6'' https://t.co/sn…'
'@KinoLorber' on Jul. 30 2021 at 11:04am
RT' @gablescinema': SLALOM is now playing. Get showtimes and tickets here:' https://t.co/JOpLubgxHv'' https://t.co/XslqgkZQgT'
Tweet Now!

Inquiries & Press

General Inquiries

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018

Tel. (212) 629-6880
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871

Press & Media

For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing dninh@kinolorber.com or calling 212-629-6880.

Educational

Please visit our educational site at www.KinoLorberEDU.com

For assistance with educational orders, please contact us at:

Phone:212-629-6880
Fax: 212-714-0871
email: edu@kinolorber.com