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Hey guys!

I have heard so many great things about this film from all of you. Some of the best films I have watched were discovered through those recommendations.

I am intrigued by THE RED SHOES, but honestly, I don't like ballet.

Are there other elements to this film that I would enjoy outside of that? I am considering purchasing the 4k when it goes on sale at some point.
The film is so much more than about ballet. It's about obsession, honor, manipulation, loyalty, and the creative process with several touches of humor. And you'll see that the ballet sequence of the Red Shoes itself breaks the confines of the stage and becomes a more, fascinating sequence than merely documenting a ballet on stage.
 

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I'm not a fan of ballet per se either Ron, but I find The Red Shoes to be a completely engaging and enjoyable film, and it is a feast for the eyes.

Doug, I always hold your opinions in high regard. Thank you. It will eventually be purchased.
 

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TCM sometimes broadcasts Dr. Coppelius (1966) produced by Samuel Bronston which even if you are not a fan of ballet is a enjoyable film that reminds me of The Red Shoes and would make a nice double feature.
 

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TCM sometimes broadcasts Dr. Coppelius (1966) produced by Samuel Bronston which even if you are not a fan of ballet is a enjoyable film that reminds me of The Red Shoes and would make a nice double feature.

That segues into another sumptuous Powell & Pressburger masterpiece, Tales of Hoffman. The story that inspired the ballet Coppelia was written by the real Hoffman that the character of Hoffman is based on. The Tale of Olympia (featuring Moira Shearer again) in Tales of Hoffman features the life-sized doll made by Dr. Coppelius.
 

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. . . in which case the only real question is does 4K provide a noticeable improvement on the superb Blu-ray disc.
Newer films benfit from the 4K format, with older films ( pre 70) I have seen little difference between Blu-ray remastered and the released 4K versions, but that's just me...bottom line is if the film can benfit from a digital remastered presentation in either an upgraded Blu-ray or 4K edition, I say go for it!!! In the end it's about presenting the best version to the film that's possible. I remember being thrilled when a movie came out on VHS!!! LOL!!!
 

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. . . in which case the only real question is does 4K provide a noticeable improvement on the superb Blu-ray disc.
For me, my player does not play 4K discs I do have the Criterion Blu ray release and it was stunning!! I bougt it the same time I bought "The Life and Times of Cornel Blimp"another classic UK production.
 

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I love the film, and the Blu-ray looks superlative. I will await review of the 4k of that and CITIZEN KANE before ordering, however, as Criterion has not yet estalished a rep in that format. I'm guessing it will be awesome.
 

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It's reviewed on blu-ray com but I want to hear Robert Harris wax lyrical!
 

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Svet's review decoded into something resrmbling coherency: "its the blu-ray but darker."

There. Saved ya a read.

Besides it being darker it sounds like he still thought it was an improvement over the blu-ray.

"I honestly can't see how you can ever get a better technical presentation of it at home. I was very impressed"
 

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