A Queen Is Crowned
The only feature-length Technicolor record of the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. An Oscar-nominated and BAFTA-winning documentary, beautifully restored from the original film elements especially for this release. Narrated by Sir Laurence Olivier with musical score performed by London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent. DVD duration: approx 80 minutes.
DVD - NTSC, Region 0 (will play anywhere in the world)
On 2nd June 1953 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was crowned at Westminster Abbey amid dazzling pomp and ceremony. All the sights and sounds of that extraordinary day were vividly captured to create this spectacular record of the event. An Oscar-nominee and a BAFTA award winner, 'A Queen Is Crowned' remains one of the finest films of an historic event ever made. It is a wonderful time capsule of an occasion that marked not only the beginning of a long and glorious reign but a brand new chapter for Great Britain. 'A Queen Is Crowned' brilliantly captures the sights and sounds and the very spirit of that unforgettable day with a musical score that reflects the emotions evoked by this extraordinary event.