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The Red Shoes - Criterion Collection
The Red Shoes - Criterion Collection
Actors: Moira Shearer, Marius Goring, Anton Walbrook, Robert Helpmann, Leonide Massine
Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Kids & Family, Musicals & Performing Arts
UR     1999     2hr 13min

It's been said that this 1948 classic has been responsible for the ballet lessons of more young girls than any other film. It's not hard to understand why: Michael Powell and Emerich Pressburger's dark fairy tale presents ...  more »

     

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Actors: Moira Shearer, Marius Goring, Anton Walbrook, Robert Helpmann, Leonide Massine
Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Kids & Family, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Love & Romance, Classics, 7-9 Years, 10-12 Years, Musicals
Studio: Criterion
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 05/18/1999
Original Release Date: 01/01/1948
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/1948
Release Year: 1999
Run Time: 2hr 13min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 40
Edition: Criterion Collection
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Elisabeth D. (celticsoceress) from AMHERST, NY
Reviewed on 3/3/2016...
"The Red Shoes" has to be one of my favorite movies of all times. The music is gorgeous and the dancing delightful. But it is the psychology of the characters that fascinates me most. I am fascinated by Lermontov's obsession with the art of ballet equal to that of Julian's of music as well as Vicky's confusion over her love of art and her love of Julian. I cry everytime I see the ending...if only there was another choice. Yet the ambiguity of whether she chose or the shoes chose for her is part of the brilliance of the film.
Roberta H. (Robin1) from NEWMARKET, NH
Reviewed on 12/12/2010...
Wonderful! When I first saw this movie on TV in the 1950's as little girl, I was spell bound. Even in black in white it made an impression. I watched it today for the first time in color and loved it even more. Great stuff for 1948! I thought briefly of keeping it to watch again but so many members are wishing for it, I just posted it. Enjoy!
Daniel A. (Daniel) from EUGENE, OR
Reviewed on 2/8/2010...
The overall colors and style are amazingly beautiful. The real dance of the red shoes is breathtaking in its fantastic surrealism. Though some character motivations seem indiscernible, the thematic ending is brill.