The Tales of Hoffmann

The Tales of Hoffmann
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Unrated
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 7 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: November 22, 2005
  • Originally Released: 1951
  • Label: Criterion
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Mono - English
    • Subtitles - English - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Interviews: George A. Romero - Director of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD
    • Audio Commentary: Martin Scorses, Bruce Eder - Director, Film-Music Historian
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
    • Featurette: THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE - Michael Powell
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Essays:
      1. New essay by opera and film historian Ken Wlaschin
    • Photo Galleries:
      1. Archival Production and Publicity Photographs
      2. Designer Hein Heckroth's design sketches and paintings

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Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 12/02/2005
"[The] hand-tooled fantasia is a dazzling technical showcase, from its rich, sensuous Technicolor to its copious special effects..."
Premiere - 02/01/2006
"[The film] broke astonishing cinematic ground....An electrifying hybrid of opera, ballet, and film."
Los Angeles Times - 03/12/2015
"HOFFMANN is an immersive aesthetic experience best thought of as an art form all its own."

Product Description:

This classic film version of Jacques Offenbach's 1881 work is conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham. The story of Hoffman and his love for three women. Academy Award Nominations: Best (Color) Cinematography, Best (Color) Costume Design.


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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 65,491
  • UPC: 037429126226
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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