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The Immortal Story (1968) The Criterion Collection Blu-ray
 
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The Immortal Story Blu-ray
Une histoire immortelle
Criterion | 1968 | 1 Movie, 2 Cuts | 58 min | Not rated | Aug 30, 2016

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Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD-50)
UPC 715515184519

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FOREIGN
ROMANCE

The Immortal Story (1968) The Criterion Collection Blu-ray

A sailor bets he can seduce a wealthy man''s wife, not knowing the man has hired a woman to play the role.

Director: Orson Welles
Writers: Karen Blixen, Orson Welles
Starring: Jeanne Moreau, Orson Welles, Norman Eshley

The Immortal Story

Orson Welles's first color film and final completed fictional feature, The Immortal Story is a moving and wistful adaptation of a tale by Isak Dinesen. Welles stars as a wealthy merchant in nineteenth-century Macao, who becomes obsessed with bringing to life an oft-related anecdote about a rich man who gives a poor sailor a small sum of money to impregnate his wife. Also starring an ethereal Jeanne Moreau, this jewel-like film, dreamily shot by Willy Kurant and suffused with the music of Erik Satie, is a brooding, evocative distillation of Welles's artistic interests—a story about the nature of storytelling and the fine line between illusion and reality.

Special Features:
- New, restored 4K digital transfer of the English-language version of the film, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
- Alternate French-language version of the film
- Audio commentary from 2005 featuring film scholar Adrian Martin
- Portrait: Orson Welles, a 1968 documentary directed by François Reichenbach and Frédéric Rossif
- New interview with actor Norman Eshley
- Interview from 2004 with cinematographer Willy Kurant
- New interview with Welles scholar François Thomas>
- PLUS: An essay by film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum
STREET DATE: AUGUST 30.

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