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The Red Shoes in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (1948 The Criterion Collection)

The Red Shoes in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (1948 The Criterion Collection)

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Victoria Page (Moira Shearer) is a rising star ballerina romantically torn between two men who inspire her passion for dance. Featuring outstanding performances, beautiful cinematography, Oscar-winning sets and music, and an unforgettable, hallucinatory dance sequence. Based on Hans Christian Anderson’s tale of obsession, possession and one girls dream of being the best dancer in the world. 4K restoration, lots of ... More
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Victoria Page (Moira Shearer) is a rising star ballerina romantically torn between two men who inspire her passion for dance. Featuring outstanding performances, beautiful cinematography, Oscar-winning sets and music, and an unforgettable, hallucinatory dance sequence. Based on Hans Christian Anderson’s tale of obsession, possession and one girls dream of being the best dancer in the world. 4K restoration, lots of extras. 2 hrs, 2 Blu-ray discs. (One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in Dolby Vision HDR and one Blu-ray with the film and special features) Note: 4K player and 4K TV provide most refined picture.

Details

Packaging: Boxed
Run Time:  2 hours
Format:  Widescreen
Number of discs:  2
Language: English
Foreign Language Subtitles:  No
Color or B&W: Color
CC: No
SDH: Yes
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1
Audio Format:  Stereo
Rating: NR

Extras

4K UHD + BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

• 4K digital transfer from the 2009 restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray

• One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in Dolby Vision HDR and one Blu-ray with the film and special features

• Introductory restoration demonstration featuring filmmaker Martin Scorsese

• Audio commentary from 1994 by film historian Ian Christie, featuring interviews with actors Marius Goring and Moira Shearer, cinematographer Jack Cardiff, composer Brian Easdale, and Scorsese

Profile of “The Red Shoes,” a 2000 documentary on the making of the film, featuring interviews with members of the production team

• Interview with director Michael Powell’s widow, editor Thelma Schoonmaker Powell, from the 2009 Cannes Film Festival

• Audio recordings from 1994 of actor Jeremy Irons reading excerpts from Powell and screenwriter Emeric Pressburger’s novelization of The Red Shoes and the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale “The Red Shoes”

• Publicity stills and behind-the-scenes photos

• Gallery of memorabilia from Scorsese’s collection

The “Red Shoes” Sketches, a 1948 animated film of Hein Heckroth’s painted storyboards, with the Red Shoes ballet as an alternate angle

• Trailer

• PLUS: An essay by critic David Ehrenstein and a description of the restoration by UCLA film archivist Robert Gitt

Cast

Moira Shearer, Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring


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