The Edge of the World 10/28/23

Milestone Film and Video / Kino Lorber

Wow, this truly inspirational film sees modern realities vanquishing a traditional way of life — and doesn’t pull the usual reverential heartstrings. Michael Powell’s breakout feature combines ethnographic docu-realism with the cinematic image-communication he learned in silent movies, and the result is a masterpiece — an adult art film that needs make no excuses. The HD remaster fixes many old flaws, and brightens the beautiful soundtrack with its choral compositions. The stars are Niall MacGinnis, John Laurie, Finlay Currie and Belle Chrystall, all giving beautiful performances under difficult conditions. On Blu-ray from Milestone Film and Video.