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Title Tess [(DVD) videorecording] / a coproduction of Renn Production (France)/Burrill Productions (United Kingdom) ; produced by Claude Bern ; directed by Roman Polanski.

Edition Widescreen edition.
Publication Info. [New York] : The Criterion Collection, c2014, p1979.
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 Naper Blvd. Adult DVD Fiction  F TES    AVAILABLE
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Description 2 videodiscs (171 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital optical surround 5.1 Dolby Digital rda
video file DVD video rda
Series The Criterion collection ; 697
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 697.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; 5.1 surround.
Language English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired.
Note Based on the novel by Thomas Hardy "Tess of the d'Urbervilles."
Special features: 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.
For specific features see interactive menu.
Cast Nastassja Kinski, Peter Firth, Leigh Lawson.
Summary 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.
Subject Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928 -- Television adaptations.
Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928 -- Film adaptations.
Young women -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Social classes -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Wessex (England) -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Genre Feature films.
Romance films.
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
DVD-Video discs.
Added Author Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928. Tess of the d'Urbervilles.
Polanski, Roman.
Brach, Gérard.
Brownjohn, John.
Kinski, Nastassja, 1960-
Firth, Peter, 1953-
Lawson, Leigh, 1945-
Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN 9781604658279 (set)
1604658274 (set)
Standard No. 715515114011 (set)
Music No. CC2338BDDVD-2/3 The Criterion Collection
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