Tess (DVD + Book)

Starring: Nastassja Kinski Director: Roman Polanski
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 52 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1980
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • Encoding: Region [unknown]
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish, French - Optional
  • Additional Products:
    • Limited edition book

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring
Performer: , &
Directed by
Edited by &
Screenplay by , &
Original story by
Composition by
Cinematography by &
Produced by
Executive Production by

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1980 - Best Art Direction - Set Decoration
Academy Awards 1980 - Best Cinematography: Geoffrey Unsworth & Ghislain Cloquet
Academy Awards 1980 - Best Costume Design

Entertainment Reviews:

New York Times - 12/12/1980
"...Lovely, lyrical, unexpectedly delicate....[Kinski is] altogether ravishing..."
USA Today - 10/08/2004
"[A] lush, three-hour adaptation..."
Total Film - 05/01/2013
"[I]t's visually lovely....TESS picked up three Oscars..."

Product Description:

Based on Thomas Hardy's 1891 novel "Tess of the D'Urbervilles." A beautiful young woman from a poor background meets with abuse from her upper class employer, hypocrisy from a clergyman who courts her and a triangle of betrayal between them. Academy Award Nominations: 6, including Best Picture, Best Director. Academy Awards: 3.

Plot Synopsis:

Based on the 1891 novel by Thomas Hardy.
Tess Darbeyville, a beautiful young peasant, seeks her fortune with the wealthy D'Urbervilles, whom her family believes to be distant relatives. Tess's tragic fate is sealed the moment the manipulative master of the house seduces and impregnates her. She returns home, bears the child -- who dies shortly thereafter -- and her ashamed family banishes her from their home. Tess finds work and shelter on a dairy farm, where she falls in love with Angel Clare, a pastor's son. The two are engaged to be married. However, the evening before the wedding, Tess knows that she must reveal her sordid past to her beloved Angel. When he hears the truth, will Angel still desire to be her husband' Or will Tess find herself alone once again'

Plot Keywords:

Betrayal | Period Piece | Social Issues | Tear Jerker | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Geoffrey Unsworth, the director of photography, died during the film's shooting and was succeeded by Ghislain Cloquet.
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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 64,154
  • UPC: 043396079052
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