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Canterbury Tale, A: The Criterion Collection

Criterion   (1944) / Region 1
Canterbury Tale, A: The Criterion Collection

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The Criterion Collection, A Continuing Series of Important Classic and Contemporary Films

Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's beloved classic A Canterbury Tale is a profoundly personal journey to Powell's bucolic birthplace of Kent, England. Set amidst the tumult of the Second World War yet with a rhythm as delicate as a lullaby, the film follows three modern-day incarnations of Chaucer's pilgrims a melancholy "landgirl," a plainspoken American GI, and a resourceful British sergeant - who are waylaid in the English countryside en route to the mythical town and to solve a bizarre village crime. Building to a majestic climax that ranks as one of the filmmaking duo's finest achievements, the dazzling A Canterbury Tale has acquired a following passionate enough to qualify as pilgrims themselves.


  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added May 10 2006
  • Production Year 1944
  • Empire SKU 1118230
  • UPC Code 715515018920
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging Custom
  • Number of Discs 2
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English


Disc 1:
  Â· New, restored high-definition digital transfer
  Â· Audio commentary by film historian Ian Christie
  Â· Excerpts from the American version, with Kim Hunter

Disc 2:
  Â· New video interview with actress Sheila Sim
  Â· A Pilgrim's Return Trail, a new documentary visiting the film locations, by David Thompson
  Â· Listen to Britian, a 2001 video-installation piece inspired by A Canterbury Tale, by artist Victor Burgin
  Â· Listen to Britian, a 1942 documentary by Humphrey Jennings

Plus: A Booklet Featuring Essays By Graham Fuller, Peter von Bagh, And Actor John Sweet


  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital Mono
  • Video
    Standard 1.33:1 B&W

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