The World At War: The Ultimate Restored Edition Blu-ray


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The World at War: The Ultimate Restored Edition is the definitive version of one of the greatest documentary series ever made. Each frame has been painstakingly restored and the audio enhanced and upgraded so that this is the best this award-winning series has ever looked and sounded. Now on Blu-ray this is the ultimate way to watch this classic series.

Narrated by Laurence Olivier and first broadcast in 1973 when memories of the Second World War were still clear in people's minds and the war's veterans numerous, over 26 episodes this unique series assembled these recollections, together with archive footage, to create one of the most powerful and successful historical documentaries ever seen. The voices of those that fought, worked or watched during the war gave each episode a vivid sense of what it was like to be there and was the hallmark of the series.

Brand new to this box set for the first time ever:

  • Hard of Hearing Subtitles
  • New Widescreen Presentation 
  • 5.1 DTS HDMA Surround Sound Audio 
  • Limited Edition Packaging

Over 10 hours of special features includes:

  • Brand new - Restoring the World at War - Narrated by Sir Jeremy Isaacs, this feature explores every element of the restoration process
  • 11 features including the making of the original series 
  • Photo Galleries 
  • Biographies 
  • Speeches and Songs 
  • Newsreels and Maps

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Product Details

  • E
  • Laurence Olivier
  • Hugh Raggett
  • B
Sound Information:
  • Dolby Digital
Number of Discs:
  • 11
Main Language:
  • English
Subtitle Languages:
  • English

  • Revelation Films


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Great boxset at a great price. One of the best WW2 documentaries you can buy :)

Tue Sep 08 10:53:42 BST 2015 by TimG84

Excellent quality but...

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I have seen this in various formats a number of times. This restored edition is by far the best quality I have seen. The only problem I have is that they have made it widescreen rather than keeping it in the original 4:3 aspect ratio. It is obvious I'm afraid and you'll have to get used to chopped heads. I simply don't understand why they've done this. There's nothing wrong with the old format at all. I would preferred to have had the choice, but it doesn't take away from the quality of the programme. If you haven't seen it then buy it and learn.

Tue Apr 07 10:38:30 BST 2015 by James Richards

Great Blu Ray Set!

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I remember watching some of this at school and thinking it was good but not paying much attention. Now ten years on, I'm glad I bought it. It gives you so much information about WW2, some that after extensive reading, I didn't already know. I love how politicians of the time are interviewed, as are soldiers (German and Allied) and civilians that were affected. It has been brilliantly restored for this Blu Ray addition and I would highly recommend buying it.

Mon Jan 19 12:29:26 GMT 2015 by SteveAllen86

The World at War.

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This new Blu-ray restoration is the ultimate in documenties about the WW2 and is a must buy for anyone interested in this period of recent history.

Wed Jan 14 14:35:00 GMT 2015 by Peon

exceptional coverage

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this is THE only way to see the terror & brutality the nazis & the japanese caused in wwII from the humble political beginnings to the drawn-out painful capitulation of Berlin.....superb footage of all involved,the nazis,british,russians japanese & the USA...coverage of all the battles fought on all fronts.. This restoration version even explains the detail the restorers go to to bring us the best quality available 9 discs in total mammoth collection EVERYONE SHOULD WATCH THIS

Wed Dec 17 11:56:43 GMT 2014 by djgriff003

Work at war blurry box set

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Very happy with price and upgrade quality for this Iconic box set in bluejay. Highly Reccommended

Mon Mar 31 14:41:30 BST 2014 by Shiloh


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Much better watching this in Hi Rez rather than in the old 405 lines back in the day.

Mon Mar 24 14:58:37 GMT 2014 by Mad Melv

Best documentary ever.

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Arguably the greatest documentary ever just got a bit better. Obviously the remastering and Blu-Ray visuals can only go so far with such old archive footage so it's no technical advert for the medium. More than anything though this is the definitive version of what is both a fascinating piece of television history and an important historical document. Packed full of interviews with those who fought the war (and many of those who commanded the troops and were first hand witnesses of some of the momentous decisions in history). It is informative, exhaustive, enlightening and often emotionally devastating. If you have any interest in history and you have a Blu-Ray player then you should own this, simple as that.

Wed Mar 05 14:34:31 GMT 2014 by Neil

The world at war

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Really great documetary series. Looks great in high definition and really educating as well. Really recommend it.

Tue Feb 18 14:05:16 GMT 2014 by MrJensen

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For my age group we used to watch this every Sunday in the 1970's. This is an eye opener to every one, fear and truth all in one. Well worth every pound, and so clear as to all history, and clarity of picture. Enjoy this, as no one would do it justice again

Mon Oct 17 17:01:23 BST 2011 by Rory

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