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The Red Shoes

Spine #44

May 25, 1999

Number of Discs: 1

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

The Red Shoes

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Directed By: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Starring: Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer, Robert Helpmann, Leonide Massine, Albert Basserman, Ludmilla Tcherina, Esmond Knight, Austin Trevor, Eric Berry, Irene Browne
Licensor: Rank/Carlton

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A glorious Technicolor epic that influenced generations of filmmakers, artists, and aspiring ballerinas, The Red Shoes intricately weaves backstage life with the thrill of performance. A young ballerina (Moira Shearer) is torn between two forces: the composer who loves her (Marius Goring), and the impresario determined to fashion her into a great dancer (Anton Walbrook). Criterion is proud to present The Red Shoes in its DVD premiere.

  • Audio commentary by film historian Ian Christie, featuring interviews with stars Marius Goring and Moira Shearer, Jack Cardiff, composer Brian Easdale, and Martin Scorsese
  • Jeremy Irons reads excerpts from Powell and Pressburger's novelization of The Red Shoes and the original Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale "The Red Shoes"
  • Martin Scorsese's collection of Red Shoes memorabilia
  • A collection of rare publicity and behind-the-scenes production stills
  • The Red Shoes Sketches, an animated film of Hein Heckroth's painted storyboards, with a comparison to "The Red Shoes" ballet as an alternate angle
  • Theatrical trailer
  • A Powell and Pressburger filmography with film clips and stills


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