- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 2 hours, 3 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 3, 2010
- Originally Released: 1951
- Label: Kino Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Comparison of Original vs. Restored Technicolor Footage
- Alternate Opening Title Sequence
- Three Theatrical Trailers
- Two Galleries Of Documents, Stills, and Behind-the-Scenes Photos
- El Torero de Cordoba, an eighteen-minute Documentary about the legendary Spanish Bullfighter
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
USA Today - 01/31/1996
"...Ava Gardner's most glamorous color close-ups ever, photographed by the great Jack Cardiff..."
New York Times - 08/27/2010
"PANDORA achieves a feverish, dreamlike quality, with its eerie landscapes -- forced perspectives littered by fragments of classical statuary, derived from de Chirico's surrealist paintings -- flashbacks within flashbacks and elevated language."
A Spanish nightclub singer forgoes all other suitors when she tragically falls for a man she can never have--the notorious Flying Dutchman. A surrealistic, Technicolor fantasy from British director Albert Lewin.
In this adaptation of the famous "Flying Dutchman" legend, James Mason plays a man condemned to travel the world until he finds a woman willing to die for his love. He certainly doesn't think he's discovered her in a beautiful nightclub singer (the stunning Ava Gardner) who juggles lines of suitors.
But romance can bloom in the most unlikely places.
Theatrical Release |
- Produced by Dorkay productions in association with Romulus Films.
- Film was suggested by the legend of "The Flying Dutchman."
- Shot in three-strip Technicolor, on location in Spain and at London Film Studios in Shepperton, England.
- Music heard in the film includes the songs: "How Am I to Know" sung by Ava Gardner, and "You're Driving Me Crazy."
- Additional cast: Patricia Raine (Peggy); Margarita D'Alvarez (Senora Montalvo); La Pellina (Spanish Dancer); Abraham Sofaer (Judge); Francisco Igual (Vincente); Guillermo Beltran (Barman); and Lila Molnar (Geoffrey's Housekeeper).
- Additional credits: Dr. Hubert Clifford (music director); Joan Bridge (Technicolor color consultant); Alan Allen (sound recordist); John Hawkesworth (set dresser)
- The Kino video was mastered from an archive Technicolor print courtesy of Martin Scorsese and features the original trailer.