The Shooting Party (1985) DVD9
It is 1913, shortly before the outbreak of World War I. A group of English aristocrats have gathered at the estate of Sir Randolph Nettleby (James Mason) for a weekend "shoot." The men will demonstrate their masculinity in the fields by firing at fowl flying overhead. The women will walk in the garden, exchange bits of gossip, and look forward to the evening dinner when they can dress in their finest.
Decrepitude of a dying class is reflected in the social interactions and hypocrisy of its members, only world-weary Sir Randolph seems to realise that the sun is setting on Edwardian England and the approaching war will change their sheltered lives for ever.
The appearance of animal rights activist Cornelius Cardew (John Gielgud) and talk of war with Germany incites debate about the role and viability of Britain’s class system in changing times.

DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 01:32:36 | 7.69 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English (Dolby AC3, 2 ch)
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, Romance

Director: Alan Bridges
Cast: James Mason, Edward Fox, Dorothy Tutin, John Gielgud, Gordon Jackson
Country: UK

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