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The Resource Tess, Pathe! ; Renn Productions presents a Roman Polanski film ; screenplay, Gerard Brach, Roman Polanski, John Brownjohn ; executive producer, Pierre Grunstein ; produced by Claude Berri ; directed by Roman Polanski ; Burrill Productions, (videorecording)

Tess, Pathe! ; Renn Productions presents a Roman Polanski film ; screenplay, Gerard Brach, Roman Polanski, John Brownjohn ; executive producer, Pierre Grunstein ; produced by Claude Berri ; directed by Roman Polanski ; Burrill Productions, (videorecording)

Label
Tess
Title
Tess
Statement of responsibility
Pathe! ; Renn Productions presents a Roman Polanski film ; screenplay, Gerard Brach, Roman Polanski, John Brownjohn ; executive producer, Pierre Grunstein ; produced by Claude Berri ; directed by Roman Polanski ; Burrill Productions
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Actor
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
An exquisite, richly layered adaptation of Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles. A strong-willed peasant girl is sent by her father to the estate of some local aristocrats to capitalize on a rumor that their families are from the same line. This fateful visit commences an epic narrative of sex, class, betrayal, and revenge. With its earthy visual textures it is a work of great pastoral beauty as well as vivid storytelling
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Awards note
Academy Award winner for Best cinematography, Best art direction-set decoration and Best costume design.
Cataloging source
LIQ
Characteristic
videorecording
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  • Tess (Motion picture)
  • South Bank show (Television program)
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Credits note
Music, Philippe Sarde ; production designer, Pierre Guffroy ; costume designer, Anthony Powell ; photography, Geoffrey Unsworth, Ghislain Cloquet ; editors, Alastair McIntyre, Tom Priestley ; art director, Jack Stephens ; choreography, Sue Lefton
Intended audience
  • CHV rating: PG ;
  • OFRB rating: PG
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Language note
Optional English subtitles for the deaf or hard of hearing
PerformerNote
Nastassia Kinski, Peter Firth, Leigh Lawson, John Collin, Rosemary Martin, Carolyn Pickles, Richard Pearson, David Markham, Pascale de Boysson, Suzanna Hamilton, Caroline Embling, Tony Church, Lesley Dunlop, Sylvia Coleridge, Fred Bryant, Dicken Ashworth, Patsy Rowlands, John Barrett, Patsy Smart
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  • 1960-
  • 1953-
  • 1945-
  • 1931-1987
  • 1936-1998
  • 1952-
  • 1918-2011
  • 1913-1983
  • 1932-2002
  • 1909-1986
  • 1918-1996
  • 1926-2010
  • 1935-
  • 1914-1978
  • 1932-
  • 1840-1928
  • 1939-
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  • Polanski, Roman
  • Brach, Gérard
  • Brownjohn, John
  • Grunstein, Pierre
  • Berri, Claude
  • Kinski, Nastassja
  • Firth, Peter
  • Lawson, Leigh
  • Collin, John
  • Martin, Rosemary
  • Pickles, Carolyn
  • Pearson, Richard
  • Markham, David
  • Boysson, Pascale de
  • Hamilton, Suzanna
  • Church, Tony
  • Dunlop, Lesley
  • Coleridge, Sylvia
  • Rowlands, Patsy
  • Smart, Patsy
  • Sarde, Philippe
  • Guffroy, Pierre
  • Powell, Anthony
  • Unsworth, Geoffrey
  • Cloquet, Ghislain
  • McIntyre, Alastair
  • Priestley, Tom
  • Stephens, Jack
  • Lefton, Sue
  • Hardy, Thomas
  • Bragg, Melvyn
  • MacCabe, Colin
  • Pathé cinéma (France)
  • Renn Productions
  • Burrill Productions
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
171
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
697
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  • Young women
  • Social stratification
  • Poor families
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Wessex (England)
  • Hardy, Thomas
Technique
live action
Label
Tess, Pathe! ; Renn Productions presents a Roman Polanski film ; screenplay, Gerard Brach, Roman Polanski, John Brownjohn ; executive producer, Pierre Grunstein ; produced by Claude Berri ; directed by Roman Polanski ; Burrill Productions, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Issued with blu-ray disc
  • Based on the novel "Tess of the d'Urbervilles" by Thomas Hardy
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1979
  • Restored in 2012 by Pathé
  • Special features: Ciné regards (Forty-five minute documentary shot on location for French television during the making of the film); Once upon a time ... "Tess" (a 2006 documentary about the film); On the making of Tess: From novel to screen, Filming Tess, Tess: the experience; The south bank show (host Melvyn Bragg interveiws the director about Tess and his career in this 1979 episode); Trailer. All special features available on both formats. Booklet features an essay by critic Colin MacCabe
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
disc 1. Feature film -- disc 2. The supplements
Control code
ocn880588636
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Dual-format edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (171 min.)
Isbn
9781604658279
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
CC2338BDDVD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)880588636
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen presentation; 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Tess, Pathe! ; Renn Productions presents a Roman Polanski film ; screenplay, Gerard Brach, Roman Polanski, John Brownjohn ; executive producer, Pierre Grunstein ; produced by Claude Berri ; directed by Roman Polanski ; Burrill Productions, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Issued with blu-ray disc
  • Based on the novel "Tess of the d'Urbervilles" by Thomas Hardy
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1979
  • Restored in 2012 by Pathé
  • Special features: Ciné regards (Forty-five minute documentary shot on location for French television during the making of the film); Once upon a time ... "Tess" (a 2006 documentary about the film); On the making of Tess: From novel to screen, Filming Tess, Tess: the experience; The south bank show (host Melvyn Bragg interveiws the director about Tess and his career in this 1979 episode); Trailer. All special features available on both formats. Booklet features an essay by critic Colin MacCabe
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
disc 1. Feature film -- disc 2. The supplements
Control code
ocn880588636
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Dual-format edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (171 min.)
Isbn
9781604658279
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
CC2338BDDVD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)880588636
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen presentation; 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD

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