- Rated: G
- Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: July 1, 2008
- Originally Released: 1972
- Label: Legend Films
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Sight and Sound - 07/01/2008
"Photographed in pleasingly muted earth tones...the film's almost complete reliance on long and medium shots and exclusive use of live, non-optical special effects give it the feel of a theatrical performance blessed with exceptional talent."
THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG director Jacques Demy tackles the dark fairy tale with this star-filled film. Folk rocker Donovan plays the title character who agrees to help the town of Hamelin with its rat infestation, while Donald Pleasence (HALLOWEEN) is a town leader who wants more than just a clean, healthy village. THE PIED PIPER also stars Jack Wild (OLIVER!) and John Hurt (THE ELEPHANT MAN).