Cover image for The African Queen [videorecording (Blu-ray)]
The African Queen [videorecording (Blu-ray)]
Title:
The African Queen [videorecording (Blu-ray)]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (104 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Abstract:
At the start of World War I, German imperial troops burn down a mission in Africa. The mission's reverend was so overtaken with disappointment that he passes away. Shortly after his well-educated, snooty sister Rose buries her brother, she must leave on the only available transport, the 'African Queen' steamboat. The boat is manned by the ill-mannered bachelor, Charlie. Together they embark on a long difficult journey, without any comfort. Rose grows determined to assist in the British war effort and presses Charlie until he finally agrees and together they steam up the Ulana encountering an enemy fort, raging rapids, bloodthirsty parasites and endlessly branching steam which always seem to lead them to what appear to be impenetrable swamps. Despite their opposing personalities, the two grow closer to each other and ultimately carry out their plan to take out a German warship.
System Details Note:
Blu-ray disc; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 2.0 remastered from a mono. soundtrack; 1080p High Definition; requires Blu-ray player.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
Format:
Video disc
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2010]
General Note (Repeatable):
Based on the novel "The African Queen" by C.S. Forester. Originally released as a motion picture in 1951. "Restored"--Container sleeve. Special features: "Embracing chaos: making the African Queen" featurette. Special feature is presented in standard definition and is not rated.