Cover image for The red shoes [videorecording (DVD)]
The red shoes [videorecording (DVD)]
Publication Information:
[United States] : The Criterion Collection : ITV Global Entertainment, [2010]
Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (134 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (24 p. : col ill. ; 19 cm.)
A young ballerina is torn between love and success.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, NTSC, full screen presentation (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
Video disc
General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1948.

Based on a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen.

Special features: 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.

Booklet features an essay by critic David Ehrenstein and a description of the restoration by UCLA film archivist Robert Gitt.