A Canterbury Tale (2-DVD)
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- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 2 hours, 4 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: July 25, 2006
- Originally Released: 1944
- Label: Criterion
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital Mono - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Performer:||Sheila Sim, John Sweet, Dennis Price, Esmond Knight, Charles Hawtrey & Hay Petrie|
|Directed by||Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger|
"[A] mystical paean to a disappearing England..."
"It's the English version of magical realism, as only Powell and Pressburger can do it: tart, never sentimental, with gorgeously shot landscapes."
Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 26 ratings.
Another masterpiece from Powell and Pressburger, this film accomplishes what is most difficult -- characters we care about in the first two minutes. The World War II drama played out in a small village sets the stage for the final scenes in Canterbury, with moving surprises and a fitting ending. The southern England scenery is breathtaking, sharply contrasted against a backdrop of total war. I recommend this wonderful film to anyone looking for strong character development, humor, and beautiful filmwork.