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A year in the life of the Peak District - Collectors' edition


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Nearly two hours in length, this is the final offering made by Reel Monty maker Jim Coulthard before his death in 2003. He had an absolute passion for this area and this was his final legacy

The dying wish of a famed Baslow film-maker finally sees the light of day of DVD - six years after his death.

Jim Coulthard became famous the world over for his 1972 Sheffield promotional film that ended up fronting The Full Monty.

The movie he directed - originally called City On The Move but now re-titled The Reel Monty - helped Twentieth Century Fox net five Oscar nominations and over £400 million in box office takings, but Jim and his wife Marie-Luise who edited the flick received just £400!

But Jim's real passion was his home, the Peak District.

In fact he loved it so much he dedicated one of the last years of his own life to chronicling every aspect to release as a legacy for people to enjoy for years to come.

The debut on DVD of Jim Coulthard's 'A Year in the life of the Peak District' has been given the blessing of his wife, Marie-Luise, who still lives in Baslow.

She said: "Jim loved the Peak District so much and wanted to share his passion with everyone he met. It was his wish to shoot a film that truly celebrated the people and places of the area like never before and touched on virtually every aspect of Peak District life."

Jim Coulthard - accompanied by his wife - travelled an incredible 4,000 miles around the Peak District and shot over 400 hours of footage to come up with three separate films (that are all included on the DVD) and celebrate the area as it counts down to the Millennium - Peak District events; Peak District People and Peak District tours.

Jim Coulthard sadly died in 2003 after career of film-making and photography that spanned over five decades and saw him shooting everyone from Bob Monkhouse to Margaret Thatcher.


Michael Glover, arts critic for The Independent, said: "This must be the most comprehensive and enjoyable film of the Peak District ever made. Shot in the Coulthards' celebrated style, this is a must for tourists, residents and anyone who wants to enjoy this breathtaking area of England".

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