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The red shoes [videorecording] / a Janus Films release ; J. Arthur Rank presents a production of the Archers ; from an original screenplay by Emeric Pressburger with additional dialogue by Keith Winter ; written, produced, and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.
Moira Shearer, Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Robert Helpmann, Albert Basserman, Esmond Knight, Ludmilla Tcherina, Leonide Massine.
Director of photography, Jack Cardiff; choreography, Robert Helpmann; editor, Reginald Mills; music composed, conducted and arranged by Brian Easdale; ballet music conductor, Sir Thomas Beecham.
Based on a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen.
Videodisc release of the motion picture produced in 1948.
Special features include: audio commentary by film historian Ian Christie, including interviews with Marius Goring, Moira Shearer, Jack Cardiff, Brian Easdale and Martin Scorsese; excerpts from Powell and Pressburger's novelization of The Red shoes and from Hans Christian Anderson's original fairy tale (in English); Martin Scorsese's collection of Red shoes memorabilia; publicity and production stills; "The Red shoes sketches" (an animated film of Hein Heckroth's painted storyboards) with a comparison to The Red shoes ballet; original theatrical trailer; Powell and Pressburger filmography, with film clips and stills.
Centers on the dilemma of a young ballerina torn between the composer who loves her and the impresario determined to fashion her into a great dancer.
DVD; Dolby digital mono; widescreen; RSDL dual layer.
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Collection le 7e.
Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's The red shoes Title on container