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Seamlessly interweaving archival war footage and a fictional narrative, Stuart Cooper’s immersive account of one twenty-year-old’s journey from basic training to the front lines of D-Day brings all the terrors and isolation of war to life with jolting authenticity. Overlord, impressionistically shot by Stanley Kubrick’s longtime cinematographer John Alcott, is both a document of World War II and a dreamlike meditation on man’s smallness in a large, incomprehensible machine.

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Special Features New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Stuart Cooper Audio commentary featuring Cooper and actor Brian Stirner Mining the Archive, a new video featuring Imperial War Museum film archivists detailing the war footage used in the film Capa Influences Cooper, a new photo essay featuring Cooper on photographer Robert Capa Cameramen at War, the British Ministry of Information’s 1943 film tribute to newsreel and service film unit cameramen A Test of Violence (1969), Cooper’s short film about Spanish artist Juan Genoves Germany Calling, a 1941 British Ministry of Information propaganda film, clips of which appear in Overlord Journals from two D-day soldiers, read by Brian Stirner Theatrical trailer English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing PLUS: A new essay by critic Kent Jones, a short history of the Imperial War Museum, and excerpts from the Overlord novelization, by Cooper and Christopher Hudson

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