New York, NY : Criterion Collection, 2010.
1 videodisc (134 min.)
Originally released as a motion picture in 1948.
Features: audio commentary by film historian Ian Christie, featuring interviews with stars Marius Goring and Moira Shearer, cinematographer Jack Cardiff, composer Brian Easdale, and filmmaker Martin Scorsese; introductory restoration demonstration with Scorsese; "A profile of 'The red shoes'" (2000), a twenty-five-minute documentary; video interview with Thelma Schoonmaker Powell, Michael Powell's widow; gallery from Scorsese's collection of "The red shoes" memorabilia; "The red shoes sketches," an animated film made from Hein Heckroth's painted storyboards; readings by actor Jeremy Irons of excerpts from Powell and Pressburger's novelization of "The red shoes" and the original Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale; theatrical trailer; booklet featuring an essay by critic David Ehrenstein.
A rising star ballerina is torn between an idealistic composer who she loves and a perfectionist impresario to whom she owes her career.