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Tales Of Hoffmann - Special Edition  (1951) artwork

Tales Of Hoffmann - Special Edition (1951)

Friday 13th February 2015

Supervised by Martin Scorsese, Thelma Schoonmaker and Ned Price, with newly discovered sequences from Act Three and the Epilogue, Tales Of Hoffmann has been restored in 4k and is released on Blu-ray and DVD by StudioCanal on 23rd March 2015.
Robert Rounseville, Moira Shearer, Ludmilla Tchérina, Ann Ayars
Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
StudioCanal
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23/03/2015
#TalesOfHoffmann Special Edition

Tales Of Hoffmann has been beautifully restored in 4k by The Film Foundation, supervised by Martin Scorsese, Thelma Schoonmaker and Ned Price. Newly discovered sequences from Act Three and the Epilogue, which were missing from previously released versions of the film, were found in the nitrate material held at the BFI and put back into the film as the directors, Michael Powell & Emerich Pressburger, originally intended. Based on Jacques Offenbach's opera of the stories of romantic poet E.T.A. Hoffmann, Tales Of Hoffmann gave regular collaborators Powell and Pressburger another opportunity to eschew realism and celebrate artifice and creativity.

Metropolitan opera star Robert Rounseville plays Hoffmann, a university student who is spectacularly unlucky in affairs of the heart. Each of his love affairs with Olympia (Moira Shearer), an animated doll, Venetian courtesan Giulietta (Ludmilla Tchérina) and soprano Antonia (Ann Ayars) is doomed to failure due to circumstances far beyond our hero's control. A lavish cinematic fantasy of technicolor, music and dance, the entire film is shaped around Offenbach's original score, pre-recorded by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of the legendary conductor Sir Thomas Beecham.

Part of StudioCanal's Vintage Classic Collection - showcasing iconic British films, all fully restored and featuring brand new extra content, Tales Of Hoffmann is a visual and sonic masterpiece that stands the test of time. A critical darling that won the 1951 Special Award® at the 1951 Cannes Film Festival, The Met Opera's production, Les Contes D'Hoffmann, was released in cinemas on 31st January and has been met by high demand, be sure to grab your copy when it is released courtesy of StudioCanal on Blu-ray and DVD from 23rd March 2015.

  • Introduction from Martin Scorsese
  • Interview with Thelma Schoonmaker
  • Trailer
  • Stills gallery

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