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Imprint
Irvington, NY : Criterion Collection, [2006].
Edition
[2-disc special ed.] ; Full screen version.
Descript
2 videodiscs (ca. 124 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (20 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Series
The Criterion collection ; 341
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 341
System Det
DVD; Dolby Digital mono.
Note
In English, with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Cast
Eric Portman, Sheila Sim, Dennis Price, Sgt. John Sweet, Esmond Knight.
Credits
Writers/producers/directors, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger ; cinematography, Erwin Hillier ; editor, John Seabourne ; music composer, Allan Gray.
Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1944.
Audience
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary
Follow three modern-day incarnations of Chaucer's pilgrims - a landgirl, an American GI, and a British sergeant waylaid in the English countryside, forced to solve a bizarre village crime en route to a mythical town.
Note
Special features: Disc 1: New digital transfer; Audio comentary by film historian Ian Christie; Scenes from Michael Powell's reedited American version ; Disc 2: New video interview with actress Sheila Sim; "John Sweet: a pilgrim's return": a short documentary on actor John Sweet's 2001 return to 'Canterbury'; "A Canterbury trail": a documentary featuring footage from the annual Kent walking tour of the film locations; Humphrey Jenning's landmark documentary "Listen to Britain" (1942); Artist Victor Burgin's impressionistic video piece "Listen to Britain" (2001), inspired by Jennings's film and "A Canterbury tale"; New essay by Graham Fuller and Peter von Bagh.
Local Note
MW, 9-06; 3-07(rpl)
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ISBN/ISSN
715515018920
Music #
CC1639D Criterion Collection
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