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The Red Shoes

1948 Rated NR 2hr 13m

Fledgling ballerina Victoria falls in love with brilliant composer Julian while they collaborate on a ballet that makes her a star. But overbearing company owner Boris, jealous of their love, fires Julian and forbids Victoria from performing.

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Movie Details

1949 BAFTA®
  • Best British Film nominee
1949 Academy Award®
  • Best Art Direction Color
  • Best Music Score
  • Best Picture nominee
  • Best Film Editing nominee
  • Best Writing nominee
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Common Sense rating OK for kids 10+
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

This DVD is perfect -- an immaculate transfer (supervised by cinematographer Jack Cardiff) and every extra you could want. The extras enhance and celebrate this unique film. The film's original sketches are included, along with an interactive filmography of directors Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger that includes film clips and stills. Interviews with stars Marius Goring and Moira Shearer, Cardiff, composer Brian Easdale and Martin Scorsese -- a lifelong fan of the film -- are also part of the package. Throw in selections from the novelization (as read by Jeremy Irons), production stills and the ubiquitous trailer, and you have a DVD that defines Special Edition.