The Red Shoes Limited Edition Steelbook - £17.99 @ HMV
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The Red Shoes Limited Edition Steelbook - £17.99 @ HMV

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Found 25th JulEdited by:"akhowells"
  • Classic Powell and Pressburger drama about an aspiring ballerina who is presented with a stark choice between her artistic ambitions and the man she loves. The film, justly famous for a ballet sequence credited by many as the best on film, has at its heart Victoria Page (Moira Shearer), a talented young ballerina hired to work on an adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen tale, 'The Red Shoes'. The production is overseen by Boris Lermontov (Anton Walbrook), a ballet impresario who rules his domain with a rod of iron, making the careers of those he champions but demanding absolute loyalty and dedication to the art of ballet in return. When Boris discovers that Victoria has fallen in love with Julian (Marius Goring), the ballet's composer, he becomes convinced that the affair will distract his leading lady and presents her with a choice - the ballet or Julian? Will the young ballerina be able to choose between her two great loves?

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£17.99 not £19.77 😁
No david duchovny in this one.
Or buy Black Swan which is widely available for £2.50 used!
I cannot really see who would be in the market for a steelbook edition of The Red Shoes. Having said that I would probably buy it myself if it was less than £10 at some point.
superpanda:
I cannot really see who would be in the market for a steelbook edition of The Red Shoes. Having said that I would probably buy it myself if it was less than £10 at some point.

I would it's a superb film. But I have the superior Criterion.
There are film buffs and cinephiles like me, and you who like good cinema in steelbook form instead of the typical Anglo American cinema like watch once recycled Hollywood action or super hero garbage that dominates steelbooks, which is for the cretinous masses. I'm in Facebook groups that have thousands of members like that.
Don't get me wrong i enjoy Hollywood entertainment but it's watch once not worth owning. Its paradoxical that better quality cinema with multiple watch value is less likely to be on steelbook. But then the majority of people prefer crap cinema.
I remember this film, very enjoyable but agree with earlier poster a tad expensive for what you're going to get for £17-99
Yas25th Jul

Or buy Black Swan which is widely available for £2.50 used!


If your only criteria is "movie with ballet in it" then, uh, I guess you could do that, yeah.
mazzyhope1 h, 27 m ago

If your only criteria is "movie with ballet in it" then, uh, I guess you …If your only criteria is "movie with ballet in it" then, uh, I guess you could do that, yeah.


Bit more similar than "ballet in it"!

Both have talented young women ballet dancers.
Both are unknowns, thrust into the limelight as lead ballerinas.
Both suffer from manipulative directors.
Both choose art over life.
Both are nervy, mentally fragile.
Yas6 h, 32 m ago

Bit more similar than "ballet in it"!Both have talented young women ballet …Bit more similar than "ballet in it"!Both have talented young women ballet dancers.Both are unknowns, thrust into the limelight as lead ballerinas.Both suffer from manipulative directors.Both choose art over life.Both are nervy, mentally fragile.


And both are still, somehow, completely different movies about very different characters with extremely different visual styles that take their viewers on totally different emotional journals.
mazzyhope5 h, 34 m ago

And both are still, somehow, completely different movies about very …And both are still, somehow, completely different movies about very different characters with extremely different visual styles that take their viewers on totally different emotional journals.


Of course they are completely different films. I'm not denying that. But my point is that they have more in common than just being "ballet" films. If someone was reading the precis of The Red Shoes and was interested in watching it, they might also be interested in Black Swan. Which, although it got mixed reviews, I personally think is the better film, and probably more suited to modern audiences. Just my point of view, and I'm sure many would disagree.
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