Rent Bluebeard's Castle (1963)

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Rent Bluebeard's Castle (aka Herzog Blaubarts Burg) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Discover a lost masterpiece from acclaimed director Michael Powell (The Red Shoes, Peeping Tom) with this stunning adaptation of Bela Bartok's expressionist opera. Starring Norman Foster as the murderous Bluebeard and Ana Raquel Satre as his doomed wife Judith, this boldly original production was made for West German television in 1963. It combines outstanding performances with spectacular production designs (by the awardwinning Hein Heckroth) as Powell concocts a daring and inventive interpretation of a haunting work, equal to the creative innovation of his iconic 'The Tales of Hoffmann'.
Unavailable for many years, 'Bluebeard's Castle' (Herzog Blaubarts Burg) has been painstakingly restored by the BFI National Archive and The Film Foundation, and is presented here - on its 60th anniversary - in both its original broadcast format and its revised 1978 edition, featuring selected English subtitles added by Powell.
Actors:
, Ana Raquel Satre
Directors:
Producers:
Norman Foster
Writers:
Béla Balázs
Aka:
Herzog Blaubarts Burg
Genres:
Classics, Drama
Collections:
The Instant Expert's Guide, The Instant Expert's Guide to Powell and Pressburger
Countries:
Germany
BBFC:
Release Date:
Not released
Run Time:
63 minutes
BBFC:
Release Date:
20/11/2023
Run Time:
63 minutes
Languages:
German LPCM Mono
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.37:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Newly recorded interview with film scholar Ian Christie (2023, 21 mins)
  • Picture Business: Michael Powell at Dartmouth (1980, 16 mins): a short documentary depicting Powell's time as artist in residence at Dartmouth College
  • Image gallery of production designs by Hein Heckroth

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