Nice to see this getting an upgrade (thanks partly to UK lottery players) but if they can do a 4K scan where's the 4K Blu-ray?
No way I'm buying this, then. There's a UK Blu-ray already review by Chris McEneany here and DVDBeaver here which I have and that'll do nicely especially since I own the old Criterion DVD for the extras.
- 4K digital restoration by The Film Foundation and the BFI National Archive, in association with STUDIOCANAL, featuring newly rediscovered footage and with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
- Audio commentary from 1992 by filmmaker Martin Scorsese and critic Bruce Eder, newly updated by Eder
- Interview with filmmaker George A. Romero from 2005
- The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (1956), a short musical film based on the Johann Wolfgang von Goethe story and directed by Michael Powell
- Collection of production designer Hein Heckroth’s design sketches and paintings
- Gallery of production and publicity photographs
- English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- Plus: An essay by film historian Ian Christie
Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger create a phantasmagoric marriage of cinema and opera in this one-of-a-kind take on a classic story. In Jacques Offenbach’s fantasy opera The Tales of Hoffmann, a poet dreams of three women—a mechanical performing doll, a bejeweled siren, and the consumptive...