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Pandora and the Flying Dutchman
Lewin, Albert, 1894-1968.
Deluxe edition
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Kino International, [2010]
Physical Description:
1 blu-ray disc (123 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Restored under the auspices of Martin Scorsese. All men seem hopelessly obsessed with a nightclub singer on vacation in Spain, but she has eyes only for Hendrick, who has been cursed to sail the seven seas for all eternity in search of a woman who will sacrifice her life for him.
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Title from container.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1951.

Special features: Comparision of original vs. restored Technicolor footage; alternate opening title sequence; three theatrical trailers; two galleries of documents, skills, and behind-the-scenes photos; "El Torero de Cordoba", an eighteen-minute documentary about the legendardy Spanish bullfighter.
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Clarence Library BLURAY 2750 Adult Blu-ray Disc Audio Visual

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Many cineastes consider Pandora and the Flying Dutchman as the masterpiece of filmmaker Albert Lewin, while others write the film off as a pretentious bore. Ava Gardner stars as Pandora Reynolds, a predatory creature who destroys the lives of all men who've been unfortunate enough to fall in love with her. Enter Hendrick van der Zee (James Mason), a mystical figure who proves to be Pandora's match. It turns out that van der Zee is the legendary 17th Flying Dutchman, whose spirit is doomed to wander the earth until he is able to find a woman willing to love him with all her heart -- and thereby sacrifice her own life. Further elaboration would spoil the film for potential Lewin enthusiasts. Suffice it to say that the director's many cinematic obsessions (cat figurines, Egyptology, obscure literary allusions) are exercised to their fullest potential. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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