Culloden – The War Game

Director Peter Watkins' mid-1960s work for the BBC still shines. Culloden recreated the famous battle as if covered by a modern news team—a radical approach for the time. More controversially, The War Game showed that nuclear war was an unwinnable nightmare, and was consequently banned by the Beeb, though it picked up an Oscar when released theatrically in 1966.

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Director Peter Watkins’ mid-1960s work for the BBC still shines. Culloden recreated the famous battle as if covered by a modern news team?a radical approach for the time. More controversially, The War Game showed that nuclear war was an unwinnable nightmare, and was consequently banned by the Beeb, though it picked up an Oscar when released theatrically in 1966. It took 20 years before it got a TV airing, and remains an important historical document.

DVD EXTRAS: CullodenRating Star ?behind-the-scenes footage, short film from Watkins. The War GameRating Star ?commentary, documentary about the film’s ban, another Watkins short.

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