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Black Narcissus

Spine #93



Release:
Jul 20, 2010
$39.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 1.33:1 Standard
  • English PCM Mono
  • English subtitles

Black Narcissus

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Other Versions:

2001 Edition

2010 Edition


Directed By: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Licensor: ITV Global Entertainment

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This explosive work about the conflict between the spirit and the flesh is the epitome of the sensuous style of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. A group of nuns—played by some of Britain’s finest actresses, including Deborah Kerr, Kathleen Byron, and Flora Robson—struggle to establish a convent in the Himalayas, while isolation, extreme weather, altitude, and culture clashes all conspire to drive the well-intentioned missionaries mad. A darkly grand film that won Oscars for Alfred Junge’s art direction and Jack Cardiff’s cinematography , Black Narcissus is one of the greatest achievements by two of cinema’s true visionaries.

Supplements
  • Video introduction by French filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier
  • Audio commentary featuring the late director Michael Powell and filmmaker Martin Scorsese
  • The Audacious Adventurer, a 2006 video piece in which Tavernier discusses Black Narcissus and Powell
  • Profile of “Black Narcissus” (2000), a twenty-five-minute documentary
  • Painting with Light, a twenty-seven-minute documentary about Jack Cardiff’s Oscar-winning cinematography on Black Narcissus
  • Original theatrical trailer

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