The Tales of Hoffmann  (REGION 1) (NTSC) [DVD] [US Import]
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The Tales of Hoffmann is a linear descendant of Powell's and Pressburger's The Red Shoes. The same themes of art, love, life and choices are explored. Even some of the same artists are present: Moira Shearer, Robert Helpmann, Leonide Massine and Ludmilla Tcherina. The Tales of Hoffmann, however, stakes out new ground. Powell and Pressburger have taken an opera and turned it into a fantasy of cinema unlike any opera ever staged, or any film ever made. It moves from light, amusing and eccentric to dark and sinister. An undercurrent of romanticism is present, but we end up with romantic pessimism.Read more ›
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Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's film TALES OF HOFFMANN (1951) is not entirely faithful to Jacques Offenbach's original opera, but it is a wonderful work of art in its own... Read morePublished 1 month ago by David R. Eastwood
A vast, exquisite improvement over previous releases. I personally watched this 5 nights in a row after receiving it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Fantastic production. Amazingly modern although this film was made half a century ago. I loved thisPublished 3 months ago by meg
I was expecting more but found this film a bit dull and contrived. The singers are ok but not outstanding. The sets ok. All ok...Published 4 months ago by Nelson F.
Bought as present - very well received. Already had a copy myself which I much enjoyed and thought excellent - had seen it many years ago as a child in the cinema.Published 4 months ago by Polly Kernow
Artistic,ambitious and brilliantly executed for an opera on film.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer