Off the Beaten Track The British Transport Films Collection Volume Five Off the Beaten Track, the fifth release in the BFI's digitally re-mastered double-disc DVD series of British Transport Films takes a look on this occasion at the films that were not (with one exception) directly about railways.
Films included on this release earned BTF some of its highest accolades, including an Oscar for Wild Wings (Best short live action subject in 1966) and Oscar nominations for Journey into Spring (1957) and Between the Tides (1958). Among the rare gems here are The Scene from Melbury House and An Artist Looks At Churches .
All these films are now preserved in the BFI National Archive. They have been digitally re-mastered for this collection, which will fascinate not only transport enthusiasts but also fans of historical British documentary filmmaking. A colour booklet containing an introduction and film notes by BTF historian Steven Foxon who programmes this series accompanies the discs.