JOIN THE NURSES AND DOCTORS ON THE FRONT LINES OF WWI IN “THE CRIMSON FIELD”

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JOIN THE NURSES AND DOCTORS ON THE FRONT LINES OF WWI IN “THE CRIMSON FIELD” 

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Available on DVD from PBS Distribution July 14th

 

Arlington, Va. – July 8, 2015 – PBS Distribution announced today it is releasing “THE CRIMSON FIELD” on DVD. In a tented field hospital on the coast of France, a team of doctors, nurses, and volunteers work together to heal the bodies and souls of men wounded in the trenches of WWI. The hospital is a frontier: between the battlefield and home front but also between the old rules, hierarchies, class distinctions, and a new way of thinking. Kitty (Oona Chaplin, Game of Thrones), Rosalie, and Flora arrive as the hospital’s first volunteer nurses and struggle to be accepted by the established medical team. The girls are flung headlong into a world for which nothing and nobody could have prepared them, but this is also an opportunity to break free of the constraints and limitations of their lives back home.

Executive Produced by Emmy Award-winning Anne Pivcevic (Great Expectations, South Riding), written by Sarah Phelps (Great ExpectationsOliver Twist), and featuring Hermione Norris (MI-5) and Kevin Doyle (Downton Abbey), “THE CRIMSON FIELDtells the story of WWI’s front line medics - their hopes, fears, triumphs, and tragedies. 

THE CRIMSON FIELD” will be available on DVD July 14, 2015. The run time of the DVD is approximately 360 minutes on 2 discs and its SRP is $34.99. The Blu-ray SRP is $39.99. The program will also be available for digital download.

Kitty Trevelyan tries to put the troubles of her past behind her as she joins two other girls, Flora Marshall and Rosalie Berwick, to volunteer at one of the busiest war hospitals in Northern France.

For the hospital workers, it’s a daily battle to patch the men up and keep the war machine churning. Staff numbers are low and the volunteers are desperately needed, yet there are some who see these women as more of a threat than a lifeline.

It’s not just the girls who are causing a stir. One particular patient is facing certain death but resisting it with all the strength he can muster. Alongside him lies the shell-shocked form of Lance Corporal Prentiss. He may be physically unmarked but this war has damaged him badly, and the staff is at a loss as to how to treat him.

As the three volunteer nurses settle into their first day, it soon becomes clear that no training could ever have prepared them for the reality of working near the Front Line.

The Crimson Field is a BBC production and is distributed worldwide by Endemol Shine International.

 

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THE CRIMSON FIELD

Street Date: July 14, 2015

Genre: Drama

Run Time: Approximately 360 Minutes on 2 Discs

SRP: DVD $34.99, Blu-ray $39.99

Format: DVD and Blu-ray