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The Tales of Hoffmann (1951)

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NOTE: This commentary track is available on the Criterion Collection laserdisc and DVD releases.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Filmmaker Martin Scorsese and film historian Bruce Eder Rating:8.8/10 (4 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by The Cubist on August 15th, 2007:Find all reviews by The Cubist
Bruce Eder focuses more on the production history of the movie. Scorsese first discovered Tales of Hoffmann on T.V. in the 50s. He saw it many times in black and white and became obsessed with it. The veteran filmmaker makes some excellent observations. Coming from his unique perspective, he certainly is intimately familiar with every aspect of this movie and speaks passionately about it.