A Canterbury tale
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Format:
DVD, Videorecording, Projected Medium, Visual Materials, Book
Call Number:
DVD C
Edition:
[2-disc special ed.].
Publisher, Date:
Irvington, NY : Criterion Collection, [2006]
Description:
2 videodiscs (ca. 124 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
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.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
Series:
The Criterion collection ; 341
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Notes:
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1944.
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.
Cinematography, Erwin Hillier ; editor, John Seabourne ; music composer, Allan Gray ; production designer, Alfred Junge.
Eric Portman, Sheila Sim, Dennis Price, Sgt. John Sweet, Esmond Knight.
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono., restored high-difinition digital transfer.
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
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