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The tales of Hoffmann

Author: Michael PowellEmeric PressburgerMoira ShearerRobert Helpmann, SirLeonide MassineAll authors
Publisher: [United States] : Janus Films : StudioCanal, [2005]
Series: Criterion collection, 317.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A lavish screen adaptation of Jacques Offenbach's phantasmal opera. Included are performances form some of the greatest ballet dancers and opera singers ever to grace the stage or screen.
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Genre/Form: Film adaptations
Feature films
Nonfiction films
Films for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Powell; Emeric Pressburger; Moira Shearer; Robert Helpmann, Sir; Leonide Massine; Jacques Offenbach; Janus Films.; Studio Canal.
ISBN: 0780021126 9780780021129
OCLC Number: 62103210
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally released in 1951.
Special features: new, restored high-definition digital transfer; 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 sketches and paintings; gallery of archival production and publicity photographs; original theatrical trailer; a new essay by film historian Ian Christie.
Credits: English language libretto by Dennis Arundell from the French libretto by Jules Barbier ; photographed by Christopher Challis ; edited by Reginal Mills ; conductor, Sir Thomas Beecham ; with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ; choreography by Frederick Ashton.
Cast: Moira Shearer, Robert Helpmann, Leonide Massine, Robert Rounseville, Ludmilla Tcherina.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (127 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
Series Title: Criterion collection, 317.
Other Titles: Tales of Hoffmann (Motion picture : 1951)
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Responsibility: London Films presents a Powell & Pressburger production ; written, produced & directed by Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger.

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A lavish screen adaptation of Jacques Offenbach's phantasmal opera. Included are performances form some of the greatest ballet dancers and opera singers ever to grace the stage or screen.

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