A glorious Technicolor epic that influenced generations of filmmakers, artists, and aspiring ballerinas, The Red Shoes intricately weaves backstage life with the thrill of performance. A young ballerina (Moira Shearer) is torn between two forces: the composer who loves her (Marius Goring), and the impresario determined to fashion her into a great dancer (Anton Walbrook). Criterion is proud to present The Red Shoes in its DVD premiere.
Audio commentary by film historian Ian Christie, featuring interviews with stars Marius Goring and Moira Shearer, Jack Cardiff, composer Brian Easdale, and Martin Scorsese
Jeremy Irons reads excerpts from Powell and Pressburger's novelization of The Red Shoes and the original Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale "The Red Shoes"
Martin Scorsese's collection of Red Shoes memorabilia
A collection of rare publicity and behind-the-scenes production stills
The Red Shoes Sketches, an animated film of Hein Heckroth's painted storyboards, with a comparison to "The Red Shoes" ballet as an alternate angle
A Powell and Pressburger filmography with film clips and stills