- Mar 2, 2005
There was footage that was deleted from, and then restored to, the third act of the opera. I don't know if that was restored to the British blu-ray.The Studio Canal Tales of Hoffmann disc is a stunner, however, it is still missing approx. 5 minutes from the original 138 running time which did not include the cast/epilogue. SC restoration team at the time stated that
"we did not find everything." See the discussion on this site at the time of the British Blu release.
However the fun "end credits" sequence was either shown just once or never shown at all; I don't recall. However I do specifically remember Thelma Schoonmaker saying the vault which held the footage thought it so non-essential they did not want to give it to her, whereas she made it clear she was not leaving without it.