Plagued by uncertainties and worldly desires, five Protestant missionary nuns, led by Deborah Kerr's Sister Clodagh, struggle to establish a school in the desolate Himalayas. All the elements of cinematic arts are perfectly fused in Powell and Pressburger's fascinating study of the age-old conflict between the spirit and the flesh, set against the grandeur of the snowcapped peaks of Kanchenjunga. Criterion is proud to present Black Narcissus in a new Special Edition.
Audio commentary: a conversation with late director Michael Powell and Martin Scorsese
Painting with Light, a new 27-minute documentary on Jack Cardiff and Black Narcissus by Craig McCall, created for this release
A collection of rare behind-the-scenes production stills, including shots not used in the final version of the film