[Irvington, NY?] : Criterion Collection, .
1 videodisc (101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Criterion collection ; 93
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 93.
DVD; monaural; Dolby digital.
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Deborah Kerr, Sabu, David Farrar, Flora Robson, Esmond Knight, Jean Simmons, Kathleen Byron.
Photographer, Jack Cardiff ; editor, Reginald Mills ; music, Brian Easdale ; production designer, Alfred Junge.
Adapted from the novel by Rumer Godden.
At head of title: Powell & Pressburger's
Originally produced as motion picture in 1947.
Majesty gives way to mystery, and marks a harrowing descent into madness, when a young British nun is ordered to establish a convent in the remote Himalayan mountains. Sister Clodagh (Kerr), a serious young novitiate is assigned to lead a crucial mission. Together with a disparate group of nuns, Sister Clodagh will face strange peoples and customs, a harsh and unforgiving climate and a wrenching struggle with her own past that will prove the ultimate test of her devotion and faith.
Special features: conversation with late director Michael Pwell and Martin Scorsese; documentary on cinematographer, Jack Cardiff; "Black Narcissus by Craig McCall, created for this release; rare behind-the-scenes production stills, original theatrical trailer.
Powell & Pressburger's Black narcissus
BLA210 Criterion Collection