Blu-ray to Wear 'The Red Shoes'

Posted Fri Apr 16, 2010 at 08:00 AM PDT by

The enthralling ballerina spectacle featuring Oscar-winning sets and music will slip a tutu on Blu-ray this summer.

The Criterion Collection has just announced Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's 'The Red Shoes' starring Moira Shearer for high-definition on July 20.

The Blu-ray release will feature 1080p video, an English LPCM mono soundtrack, and supplements will include: Audio commentary by film historian Ian Christie, featuring interviews with stars Marius Goring and Moira Shearer, cinematographer Jack Cardiff, composer Brian Easdale, and filmmaker Martin Scorsese; Introductory restoration demonstration with Scorsese; Profile of "The Red Shoes" (2000), a 25-minute documentary; Video interview with Thelma Schoonmaker Powell, Michael Powell's widow; Gallery from Scorsese's collection of The Red Shoes memorabilia; The "Red Shoes" Sketches, an animated film made from Hein Heckroth's painted storyboards; Readings by actor Jeremy Irons of excerpts from Powell and Pressburger's novelization of The Red Shoes and the original Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale; Theatrical trailer; and a booklet featuring an essay by Ian Christie.

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

You can find the latest specs for 'The Red Shoes' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under July 20.

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The Red Shoes (Blu-ray)
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