SPITFIRE is a cinematic, epic, sweeping tale of determination, vision and courage. It is the story of an aeroplane that was forged in competition, shaped as the war clouds gathered and refined in the white heat of combat – going on to become the most famous fighter aircraft ever made.

Credited with changing the course of world history, this is the Spitfire’s story  – told personally in the words of the last-surviving combat veterans. Through their recollections, we experience the terror and exhilaration of combat five miles up, the sudden loss of friends and the grim determination to see the job through.

Breath-taking aerial footage from the world’s top aviation photographer John Dibbs is combined with rare digitally re-mastered archive film from the tumultuous days of the 1940s, when the Spitfire’s power in the skies was unrivalled. A beautiful original score from composer Chris Roe, and the roar of the famous Merlin engine, creates an incredible soundscape to make this a striking and poignant film.

SPITFIRE also explores how this extraordinary aircraft thrives today and how it has become an international icon.

SPITFIRE will receive its World Premiere on Monday 9 July at Curzon Mayfair, London followed by a One Night Only event screening in cinemas across the UK on Tuesday 17 July, which will include additional exclusive footage from the filmmakers and the premiere. Spitfire will then be released in cinemas on 20 July.

For news of how we are progressing with the film, please visit our Facebook page: SPITFIRE: The Feature Documentary.

To book tickets visit: https://www.spitfire.film/

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  1. Looking forward to seeing this ambitious project develop. Paul Beaver, author of SPITFIRE EVOLUTION and SPITFIRE PEOPLE

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    • admin (Author)

      Thank you Paul! It was great to meet you down at Southampton Airport for the Spitfire’s 80th birthday. And we look forward to seeing you again, as we press on with the film.

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  2. Philip Kemp

    I trust and hope this will be made for sale around the world? A regionless DVD would be the way to go so we can all see this magnificent airplane!

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  3. Dave Goodman

    I am English but now live in Sydney Australia and love everything military and more than anything the Spitfire has always been my favourite. My very first Aiirfix model and from boyhood to now, the RAF pilots have been my heros. I lived in Hornchurch, Essex and as you will know, a big part of history in WW2, guys like, Bader, Tuck and Sanders Drapers to name a few. I have been to many air shows at Duxford and always my favourite part when they get these beautiful machines up in the sky and that noise that sends tingles up your skin is worth the entrance fee alone. My question is, do you think it will be likely that this will be shown here ? I hope so because, of course it won’t have the same interest as Uk but I think there could be a lot of people like myself. Dunkirk has been at the cinema for six weeks here so this proves that ex pats and Aussies etc have enough interest !!

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  4. Jeremy Spurgeon

    I hope that your documentary includes the contribution made by Rolls Royce and in particular the young engineer/mathematician who had nothing to do so taught himself thermodynamics at RR and then proposed the use of an intercooler between the super charger and carburettor. This had a massive impact on the power output of the Merlin. I think his name was ” Hooker”.

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  5. Raymond Firer

    I can’t wait for this film. The Spitfire have been
    my envy and dream since boyhood.

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  6. tracey lester

    I cannot wait for this to come

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  7. John Smith

    I simply cannot wait….please do it justice.
    I have a year in my eye already!!

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  8. David Watkins

    Can’t wait to see the movie…..my father worked on them as an LAC during WW2 and loved them until he died at the age of 91

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  9. Phillip G. Wren

    When will this be shown in the USA, or on Netflix?

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  10. When can we see it in the US

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  11. Mark Edwards

    Hi there,

    I am in Australia (Brisbane) and would like to arrange for a screening at a local cinema. How can I go about this please?

    mf_edwards@yahoo.com

    Thanks!

    Mark

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  12. Please Would this be available on BluRay or DVD in Australia. Or the Other Spitfire Documentaries in this series. Would love to see this. Thanks, Steve

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  13. Pat Robinson

    Counting the days until this tremendous project premiers!
    Fingers crossed we will get to see the film with the additional exclusive footage and premier here in the U.S.

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  14. Chris S

    Will this be shown in the USA? the trailer is simply superb and I imagine the movie even better!!!

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    • admin (Author)

      Hi Chris,

      We have news coming soon about the US. Keep watching the Facebook page for details

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  15. Darren

    I live Australia, how can I see/purchase a copy of this film?

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    • admin (Author)

      Hi Darren,

      We are talking to distributors in Australia at the moment. Probably won’t be until after Christmas, but keep watching the Facebook page. However, DVD/BluRay will be released in UK in September

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  16. James Hill

    Any chance of getting it showed in New Zealand? Heaps of us are wanting to see it . Thanks

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    • admin (Author)

      Hi James,

      If we get it to Oz, we’ll also bring it to NZ, so hold tight! We’re working on it.

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  17. John Warwick

    Watched the film tonight at my local cinema it was both outstanding and emotional my thanks and admiration to the veterans.

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  18. Daniel Danaher

    After watching the real thing above us as kids in 1940, and being a survivor of those years, I sure want to see this documentary. I have just seen that there is no show in Saskatoon, where a lot of pilots were taught their first chances to be a fighter pilot. Canada played a tremendous part in WW2,
    I was hoping to be able to watch this locally.

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  19. Lionel Rousseau

    I’m french and was in London these past few days and just couldn’t miss this July 17th screening.
    It was a real pleasure to watch this wonderful film, the vibrant images and sounds of the spitfire and all the stories… what a great work !!
    Thank you very much for being able to make such a great film.
    Now, I’m waiting for the BluRay to be released to be able to show it to my son too…

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  20. Roger C

    Saw the film yesterday. Just jaw droppingly beautiful. Stunning air to air filming. A must for anyone whose spine tingles when they hear a Merlin. See it in a cinema if you can, can’t wait for the DVD release. Massive kudos to all who made it possible.

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  21. Julie Blavk

    Hello,

    When will this be available to view in Australia?

    Kind regards,

    Julie Black
    julie@genexaviation.com.au

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  22. Andrew

    Saw the film last night. What can I say amazing. Thankyou for producing such a masterpiece.

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  23. Carlos Escario Bajo

    Hi everyone. When will it be available in other European countries? It looks awesome!!!

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  24. I loved the film – a fantastic achievement. Was it filmed in 4K and if so will there be a 4K release?

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      Hi Ian,

      It was filmed in a variety of formats over the nearly 4 years it took to make! HD, 2.8K, and 5K. However the film has been finished at 2K, so a 4K release is unlikely.

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