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A Time to Love and a Time to Die: The Masters of Cinema Series

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Certificate: PG
Running Time: 128
Retail Price: £15.99
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Content Type: Movie

Based on Erich Maria Remarque's novel 'A Time to Love and a Time to Die', Douglas Sirk's A Time to Love and a Time to Die is set in the devastating ruin of burnt-out Germany during the final days of World War Two. Amid this tumult and desolation is Private Ernst Graeber (John Gavin) who, having been sent home on leave from the Russian front, finds his town destroyed by Allied bombing. Frantically searching for his parents, Ernst encounters his childhood friend Elizabeth Kruse (Lilo Pulver), the daughter of a doctor who has been removed to a concentration camp. In spite of the horror of their surroundings and their close proximity to death, Ernst and Elizabeth find hope in their love for one another. Together they try to wrest sanity from a world shattered by fear and hatred.

Featuring a cameo appearance by the novel's author, Sirk's penultimate film brought him to the attention of critics and theorists worldwide. A Time to Love and a Time to Die stars the American film and TV heart throb, businessman
and diplomat John Gavin (Pyscho, Spartacus, Imitation of Life), Keenan Wynn (Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Once Upon a Time in the West), Lilo Pulver & Jock Mahoney.

Special Features:
• Original theatrical trailer
• Of Tears And Speed: According To Jean-Luc Godard
• Out There In The Dark: Wesley Strick Speaks About Douglas Sirk's Secret
• Imitation Of Life: A Portrait Of Douglas Sirk
• Original 1958 dialogue and continuity script (as an on-disc pdf)
• 36-page booklet

Video Tracks:
Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1

Audio Tracks:
Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono English
Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono French

Subtitle Tracks:
English HoH

Directed By:
Douglas Sirk
Joseph E. Kenny
Michael Braun

Written By:

John Gavin
Jock Mahoney
Don DeFore
Keenan Wynn
Erich Maria Remarque
Liselotte Pulver
Dieter Borsche
Thayer David
Charles Regnier
Dorothea Wieck
Kurt Meisel
Agnes Windeck
Clancy Cooper
Klaus Kinski
Alice Treff
Dana J. Hutton
Bengt Lindström
Wolf Harnisch
Karl-Ludwig Lindt
Lisa Helwig

Soundtrack By:
Miklos Rozsa

Director of Photography:
Russell Metty
Clifford Stine

Ted J. Kent

Costume Designer:
Bill Thomas

Robert Arthur
Norman W. Deming

Eureka Video
The Masters of Cinema Series

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