From the British Film Institute: THE GREAT WHITE SILENCE



From the British Film Institute:

Dual Format Edition 

You will receive both DVD and Blu-Ray discs.

Year: 1924.  Silent with music. Black/white and tinted. Running Time approx: 196  min.

This limited edition box set contains DVD and Blu-ray versions of two of the most breathtaking and awe-inspiring documentaries ever made. Herbert Pontingís The Great White Silence is the official record of Captain Scottís heroic journey to the South Pole. Captain John Noelís The Epic of Everest is the official record of Mallory and Irvineís fateful 1924 expedition. Capturing vast and extreme landscapes, the beauty and savagery of nature and the endurance of the human spirit, these remarkable films have been restored by the BFI National Archive, and feature new soundtracks by the acclaimed film composer Simon Fisher Turner.


Both films presented in both High Definition (Blu-ray) and Standard Definition (DVD).

90 Degrees South (1933, 72 min): Herbert Pontingís final sound version of The Great White Silence.

The Great White Silence: How Did They Do It? Discovery Channel documentary (2011  23 min).

Archive newsreel items (1910-1925, 5 min, DVD only).

The Sound of Silence documentary about Simon Fisher Turnerís Great White Silence score (2011, 12 min).

Three documentary featurettes: Introducing The Epic of Everest (2013, 9 mins); Restoring The Epic of Everest (2013, 8 mins); and Scoring The Epic
of Everest
(2013, 6 mins).

Alternative score for The Epic of Everest: a reconstruction of the 1924 accompaniment.

Additional musical pieces which accompanied original Epic of Everest screenings. 

Fully illustrated booklets with essays and complete film credits.

OUR PRICE £15 with Free UK Postage

Additional information

Weight .101 kg
Dimensions 13.5 × 19.5 × 1.5 cm