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The Red Shoes: The Criterion Collection DVD

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  • Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Run Time: 134 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
  • Language: English
  • Studio: Criterion
  • DVD Release Date: July 20, 2010
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Subtitles: English
  • Audio: ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Color: Color
  • Includes:
    Disc 1
    Introductory Restoration Demonstration By Film Historian Ian Christie, Featuring Interviews With Stars Marius Goring And Moira Shearer, Cinematographer Jack Cardiff, Composer Brian Easdale, And Scorsese From Powell And Pressburger's Novelization Of The Red Shoes
    Theatrical Trailer

    Disc 2
    Profile Of "The Red Shoes," A Documentary On The Making Of The Film, Featuring Interviews With Members Of The Production Team
    Video Interview With Director Michael Powell's Widow, Editor Thelma Shcoomaker Powell, From The 2009 Cannes Film Festival, In Which She Discusses Powell, The Film, And The Restoration
    Collection Of Rare Publicity Stills And Behind-The-Scenes Photos
    Gallery Of Items From Scorses's Personal Collection Of The Red Shoes Memorabilia
    "The Red Shoes" Sketches, An Animated Film Of Hein Heckroth's Painted Storyboards, With The Red Shoes Ballet As An Alternate Angle
    Audio Recording Of Irons Reading The Original Hans Christian Anderson Fairy Tale "The Red Shoes"
    Plus: A Booklet Featuring An Essay By Critic David Ehrenstein And A Description Of The Restoration By UCLA Film Archivist Robert Gitt
The Red Shoes, the singular fantasia from Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger (Black Narcissus, The Small Back Room), is cinema's quintessential backstage drama, as well as one of the most glorious Technicolor visual feasts ever concocted for the screen. Moira Shearer (The Tales Of Hoffmann, Peeping Tom) is a rising star ballerina romantically torn between an idealistic composer and a ruthless impresario intent on perfection. Featuring outstanding performances, blazingly beautiful cinematography by Jack Cardiff (Black Narcissus, The African Queen), Oscar-winning sets and music, and an unforgettable, hallucinatory central dance sequence, this beloved classic, now dazzlingly restored, stands as an enthralling tribute to the life of the artist.