The Tales of Hoffmann (1951)
A Film by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
DVD9 | ISO | NTSC 4:3 | Cover + Booklet | 02:04:47 | 8,08 Gb
Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English SDH
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Music | Criterion Collection #317
Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger create a phantasmagoric marriage of cinema and opera in this one-of-a-kind take on a classic story. In Jacques Offenbach’s fantasy opera The Tales of Hoffmann, a poet dreams of three women—a mechanical performing doll, a bejeweled siren, and the consumptive daughter of a famous composer—all of whom break his heart in different ways. Powell and Pressburger’s feverishly romantic adaptation is a feast of music, dance, and visual effects, and one of the most exhilarating opera films ever produced.