Red Shoes, The: The Criterion Collection

Criterion   (1948) / Region A
Red Shoes, The: The Criterion Collection

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Red Shoes, The: The Criterion Collection

The Red Shoes, the singular fantasia from Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger (Black Narcissus, ~~The Small

Back Room~~), is cinema's quintessential backstage drama, as well as one of the most glorious Technicolor visual feasts ever

concocted for the screen. Moira Shearer (The Tales Of Hoffmann, Peeping Tom) is a rising star ballerina romantically torn between an idealistic composer and a ruthless impresario intent on perfection. Featuring outstanding performances,

blazingly beautiful cinematography by Jack Cardiff (Black Narcissus, The African Queen), Oscar-winning sets and

music, and an unforgettable, hallucinatory central dance sequence, this beloved classic, now dazzlingly restored, stands as an enthralling tribute to the life of the artist.


  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Apr 19 2010
  • Production Year 1948
  • Empire SKU 1530289
  • UPC Code 715515059312
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging HD
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-DL


Introductory restoration demonstration with filmmaker Martin Scorsese
Audio commentary by film historian Ian Christie
Profile of The Red Shoes, a documentary
Video interview with director Michael Powell’s widow, Thelma Schoonmaker Powell, from the 2009 Cannes Film Festival
Audio recording of actor Jeremy Irons
Collection of rare publicity stills and behind-the-scenes photos
Gallery of items from Scorsese’s personal collection
The Red Shoes Sketches, an animated film
Audio recording of Irons reading the original Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Red Shoes
Theatrical trailer
Plus: A booklet featuring an essay by critic David Ehrenstein and a description of the restoration by UCLA film archivist Robert Gitt


  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital Mono
  • Video
    Standard 1.33:1 Color

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