Jacques Offenbach's The tales of Hoffmann a fantastic opera

Format: DVD 2005
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A lavish screen adaptation of Jacques Offenbach's phantasmal opera. Included are performances from some of the greatest ballet dancers and opera singers ever to grace the stage or screen. Digitally remastered, includes twelve minutes originally cut.
Additional Information
Series Criterion collection ; 317.
Subjects Hoffmann, E. T. A. -- (Ernst Theodor Amadeus), -- 1776-1822 -- Drama.
Opera films.
Feature films.
Publisher [United States] :Criterion Collection,2005
Edition Full screen.
Other Titles Contes d'Hoffmann.
Tales of Hoffmann
Powell and Pressburger's The tales of Hoffmann
Contributors Arundell, Dennis, 1898-1988, librettist.
Barbier, Jules, 1825-1901, librettist.
Powell, Michael, 1905-1990, director.
Pressburger, Emeric, 1902-1988, director.
Shearer, Moira, 1926-2006, actor.
Tcherina, Ludmila, actor.
Ayars, Ann, actor, performer.
Brown, Pamela, 1917-1975, actor.
Massine, Leonide, 1896-1979, actor.
Helpmann, Robert, Sir, 1909-1986, actor.
Ashton, Frederick, 1904-1988, actor, choreographer.
Wieth, Mogens, 1919-1962, actor.
Rounseville, Robert, actor, performer.
Bond, Dorothy, -1952, performer.
Grandi, Margherita, 1892-1972, performer.
Sinclair, Monica, 1925-2002, performer.
Alexander, Joan (Mezzo-soprano), performer.
Clifford, Grahame, performer.
Dargavel, Bruce, performer.
Dickie, Murray, 1924-1995, performer.
Brannigan, Owen, performer.
Morgan, Fisher, -1959, performer.
Soames, ReneĢ, performer.
Beecham, Thomas, 1879-1961, conductor.
Heckroth, Hein, designer.
Challis, Christopher, director of photography.
Lawson, Arthur, 1908-1970.
Mills, Reginald, editor of moving image work.
Offenbach, Jacques, 1819-1880. Contes d'Hoffmann.
Janus Films, production company.
Studio Canal, production company.
London Films, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Sadler's Wells Opera Chorus, performer.
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, performer.
Participants/Performers Moira Shearer, Ludmilla Tcherina, Ann Ayars, Pamela Brown, Leonide Massine, Robert Helpmann, Frederick Ashton, Mogens Wieth, and Robert Rounseville; with supporting cast; Robert Rounseville, Dorothy Bond, Margherita Grandi, Ann Ayars, Monica Sinclair, Joan Alexander, Grahame Clifford, Bruce Dargavel, Murray Dickie, Owen Brannigan, Fisher Morgan, Rene Soames, singers; the Sadler's Wells Chorus; the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Sir Thomas Beecham, conductor.
Other Contributors Designer, Hein Heckroth; photographer, Christopher Challis; art direction, Arthur Lawson ; editor, Reginald Mills; choreographer, Frederick Ashton.
Language English
Notes Program notes by Ian Christie inserted in container.
Special features: 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.
System Details DVD; region 1; 1.33:1 aspect ratio; Dolby digital, mono.
Description 1 videodisc : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 0780021126
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