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Title The tales of Hoffmann [videorecording] / London Films presents a Poweel & Pressburger production ; written, produced, & directed by Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger.

Imprint [New York, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2009]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD    TAL    Available
Description 1 videodisc (127 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Essential art house
Essential art house
Note Based upon the opera by Jacques Offenbach.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1951.
Credits Conductor, Sir Thomas Beecham ; photography, Christopher Challis ; editor, Reginald Mills.
Cast Moira Shearer, Robert Helpmann, Leonide Massine.
Summary Hoffmann is a lovelorn young man in Nuremberg who is watching his latest love, Stella, dance in the ballet. In the interval he goes to the tavern where he tells his friends the tales of the three major loves of his life.
System Details DVD ; Dolby Digital mono ; 1.33:1 aspect ratio.
Language Optional subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Subject Hoffmann, E. T. A. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus), 1776-1822 -- Drama.
Offenbach, Jacques, 1819-1880 -- Film adaptations.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Love -- Drama.
Operas -- Film adaptations.
Genre/Form Musical films
Film adaptations
Fiction films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Criterion collection
Added Author Shearer, Moira, 1926-2006
Helpmann, Robert, Sir, 1909-1986
Massine, Leonide, 1896-1979
Beecham, Thomas, 1879-1961
Powell, Michael, 1905-1990.
Pressburger, Emeric, 1902-1988
Offenbach, Jacques, 1819-1880. Contes d'Hoffmann
Janus Films.
London Films
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Note At head of title: Janus Films presents, essential art house
ISBN 9781604652109
Standard No. 715515050616
Music No. EAH026 Criterion Collection

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