Conclusion: 'The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp' is a wondrous, seemingly incompatible hodge-podge of motion picture brilliance. Seamlessly mixing epic drama, light-hearted satire, poignant romance, and a thoughtful meditation on changing times, the film manages to defy all genres and labels. This is pure, captivating cinema at its finest.
Conclusion: Having already seen the ITV Studios Home Entertainment and Carlotta Films releases of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp , I feel comfortable stating that Criterion's upcoming release is the one to own. Similar to the other two releases Criterion's release uses as a foundation the terrific new 2012 4K restoration by the Film Foundation, but it has the best selection of supplemental features. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.