At the end of the summer of 1930, two bodies were recovered off the village of Esperanza, Spain. A few months earlier, the American singer Pandora Reynolds ignited the hearts of all the men of the region. One evening, she observes a yacht moored in the bay and decides to swim there. She then meets her owner, Hendrick van der Zee, who is none other than the legendary Flying Dutchman: a man condemned to wander the oceans for eternity, until he finds a wife. willing to die for him...
Third production by Albert Lewin, an American filmmaker fond of European literature and surrealist painting,pandorais a grandiose reinterpretation of mythology through the figures of Pandora and the Flying Dutchman. James Mason and Ava Gardner star in this sophisticated, romantic tale of flamboyant aesthetics, filmed by Technicolor master Jack Cardiff. Now available in its sublime 4K restoration,pandorawill have marked the spirits with its deliberately surreal poetic atmosphere and the grace of its rising star, the divine Ava Gardner!
PANDORA by Albert Lewin (1951 - Colors - 124 mn) New 4K restoration Original version with subtitles + French version Blu-ray or DVD edition
.A CINEMA DREAM(7 mins) A look back at this legendary film, the fruit of the imagination of esthete Albert Lewin, who here fulfills a dream of cinema, as baroque, fantastic as it is poetic.
. JACK CARDIFF OPENS PANDORA'S BOX(12 mins) Memories of the shooting by the famous director of photography in a few selected excerpts.
. “THE BULLFIGHTER OF CORDOBA”(17 mins) A newsreel about the legendary Spanish bullfighter Manuel Rodriguez “ Manolete ”.
.ALTERNATE OPENING(2 mins)
.RESTORATION(5 mins) A comparison before/after restoration of certain scenes of the film.
. ORIGINAL TRAILER . TRAILER PRESENTED BY HEDDA HOPPER . RESTORATION TRAILER
Comics 50 •HIGH DEFINITION MASTER• 1080/23.98p • AVC ENCODING Original Version DTS-HD MA 5.1 & 1.0 / French Version DTS-HD MA 1.0 • French Subtitles • 1.37 format respected • Colors • Length of Film: 124 mn
DVD 9 •NEW RESTORED MASTER• PAL • MPEG-2 ENCODING Original Version Dolby Digital 5.1 & 1.0 / French Version Dolby Digital 1.0 • French Subtitles• Format 1.33 respected • 4/3 • Colors • Length of Film: 119 mins