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The Tales of Hoffmann

Spine #317
Out-of-print



Release:
Nov 22, 2005
$39.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 1.33:1 Standard
  • English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

The Tales of Hoffmann



Directed By: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Starring: Moira Shearer
Licensor: Studio Canal

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Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger create a phantasmagoric marriage of cinema and opera in this one-of-a-kind take on a classic story. In Jacques Offenbach's fantasy opera The Tales of Hoffmann, a poet dreams of three women-a mechanical performing doll, a bejeweled siren, and the consumptive daughter of a famous composer-all of whom break his heart in different ways. Powell and Pressburger's feverishly romantic adaptation is a feast of music, dance, and visual effects, and one of the most exhilarating opera films ever produced.

Supplements
  • Audio commentary by director Martin Scorsese and film music historian Bruce Eder
  • New video interview with director George A. Romero
  • The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1956), a short musical film directed by Michael Powell, based on the Goethe story
  • Rare collection of production designer Hein Heckroth's design sketches and paintings
  • Gallery of archival production and publicity photographs
  • Original theatrical trailer

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