Captured (Blu-ray+DVD) BFI


Never commercially released before and previously only shown to a highly restricted audience of top military brass from the Ministry of Defence, Captured (1959) is a stunning POW drama and a lost gem of British post-war filmmaking.

Directed by cult British director John Krish, the film was sponsored by the Army Kinematograph Corporation. This tightly plotted drama shows British POWs enduring brainwashing and torture during the Korean War, thereby revealing what a soldier could expect if he was ever captured by enemy forces.

Captured is accompanied by other rarities from John Krish, including H.M.P. (a 1978 fly-on-the-wall documentary about the Prison service) and Krish’s celebrated 1977 public safety short Finishing Line. All of these films have been transferred to HD by the BFI from the very best available film materials.

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Special Features

Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition
Sewing Machine (John Krish, 1973, 1 min): road safety filler
Searching (John Krish, 1974, 1 min): shocking fire safety filler
H.M.P. (John Krish, 1976, 55 mins): compelling and humane recruitment film made for the prison services
The Finishing Line (John Krish, 1977, 21 mins): violent public safety film made to discourage children from trespassing on the railway
Shooting the Message: The films of John Krish (2013, 23 mins): an extensive interview with the director about his life and work
Illustrated booklet with full credits and new writings by James Piers Taylor, Patrick Russell, Stephen Thrower and Alex Davidson