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February 06, 2012

Pandora and the Flying Dutchman

Restored under the auspices of Martin Scorsese. All men seem hopelessly obsessed with a nightclub singer on vacation in Spain, but she has eyes only for Hendrick, who has been cursed to sail the seven seas for all eternity in search of a woman who will sacrifice her life for him.
Special features: comparision of original vs. restored Technicolor footage, alternate opening title sequence, three theatrical trailers, two galleries of documents, stills, and behind-the-scenes photos, El Torero de Cordoba (18 minute documentary about the legendary Spanish bullfighter).

The look of the film is truly outstanding. Cinematographer Jack Cardiff was a master craftsman when it comes to shooting and processing for Technicolor. Beautiful colors and better detail than many modern films. The restoration was worth every effort and every penny. Along with the support cast; Ava Gardner and James Mason deliver solid performances. This film is truly a gem. ~Mike

Askwith Media Library 52567-D 123 minutes 1951

Posted by mcmike at February 6, 2012 02:08 PM

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