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|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Thomas Hardy; Roman Polanski; Gérard Brach; John Brownjohn; Nastassja Kinski; Peter Firth; Leigh Lawson; Renn Productions,; Burrill Productions,; Criterion Collection (Firm),
|Notes:||Based on the novel by Thomas Hardy "Tess of the d'Urbervilles."
Originally released as a motion picture in 1979.
Special features: new 4K digital restoration supervised by director Roman Polanski; Once upon a time ... "Tess", a 2006 documentary about the film; Three programs on the making of the film; interview with Polanski from a 1979 episode of 'The south bank show;' Forty-five minute documentary shot on location for French television during the making of the film; trailer; plus, a booklet featuring an essay by critic Colin MacCabe.
|Credits:||Cinematography, Geoffrey Unsworth ; music, Philippe Sarde.|
|Cast:||Nastassja Kinski, Peter Firth, Leigh Lawson.|
|Description:||3 videodiscs (171 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (17 cm.)|
|Details:||Blu-ray, region A, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; DTS-HD Master audio, 5.1 surround; requires Blu-ray player.; DVD; NTSC; region 1.|
|Series Title:||Criterion collection, 692.|
|Responsibility:||a coproduction of Renn Productions (France)/Burrill Productions (United Kingdom) ; screenplay by Gérard Brach, Roman Polanski, John Brownjohn ; produced by Claude Berri ; directed by Roman Polanski.|
An exquisite, richly layered adaptation of Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles. A strong-willed peasant girl is sent by her father to the estate of some local aristocrats to capitalize on a rumor that their families are from the same line. This fateful visit commences an epic narrative of sex, class, betrayal, and revenge. With its earthy visual textures it is a work of great pastoral beauty as well as vivid storytelling.
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