Peter Jackson directs this homage to the British troops of the First World War with never-before-seen footage of soldiers facing the fear and uncertainty of frontline battle in Belgium. Digitally remastered and now in color, the footage has been studied by lipreading experts whose transcripts were recorded and used as audio for the film. Overlayed by a narrative drawn from interviews with veterans made in the 1960s and 1970s, this historic time-traveling documentary marks one hundred years since the end of the Great War.
“Having sold out at event screenings since December, They Shall Not Grow Old, which opens for a full run this week, is poised to become the only blockbuster this year that was filmed from 1914 to 1918, on location on the Western Front.” — Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times
“In this profound documentary event, Peter Jackson creates digital miracles—in 3D yet—to revitalize archival footage of World War I until faded history comes to vivid, vital life. You won’t believe your eyes.” — Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
“By thoughtfully employing cutting-edge technology, Jackson has instead created an essential portal connecting audiences of the present to his subjects in the past.” — Elizabeth Weitzman, The Wrap
UK, New Zealand
Warner Bros. Pictures