'Black Narcissus' Blu-ray Dated and Detailed

Posted Fri Apr 16, 2010 at 06:00 AM PDT by

Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's explosive 1947 drama about a convent of nuns in the Himalayas is headed for Blu-ray this July.

The Criterion Collection is preparing 'Black Narcissus' starring Deborah Kerr, Flora Robson, and Jean Simmons for a Blu-ray release on July 20.

The Blu-ray release will feature 1080p video, an English LPCM mono soundtrack, and supplements include: 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 25-minute documentary; Painting with Light, a twenty-seven-minute documentary about Jack Cardiff's Oscar-winning cinematography on Black Narcissus; Original theatrical trailer; and an a booklet featuring an essay by film critic Kent Jones.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $39.95.

You can find the latest specs for 'Black Narcissus' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under July 20.

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Black Narcissus (Blu-ray)
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