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Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (UK) in August

Park Circus have announced the UK DVD/Blu-ray Dual Format Edition release of Pandora and the Flying Dutchman on 9th August 2010. Originally released in 1951, this film is writer, producer and director Albert Lewin’s lushly romantic Technicolor visualisation of the often-told legend of the sea. A glamorous Ava Gardner is Pandora, who falls hard for the charismatic James Mason as Hendrik, a 17th-century seaman eternally condemned to sail the oceans.

The quintessential Lewin film, Pandora and the Flying Dutchman was a production made independently of the Hollywood studios, and its original camera negative has been presumed lost for several decades. Working from a nitrate separation positive and other sources, George Eastman House has supervised a painstaking 35mm restoration of the film, bringing back the rich palette of deep, sensuous colours utilised by renowned cinematographer Jack Cardiff.

Priced at £19.99 RRP, this Dual Format Edition release includes both Blu-ray and DVD presentations in one package with the following features:

  • BD: 1080p 1.33:1 Full Screen; English PCM 2.0
  • DVD: 1.33:1 Full Screen; English DD2.0
  • Original Hedda Hopper trailer
  • Original black and white trailer
  • 2010 theatrical re-release trailer
  • Vintage short film Death of Manolete (1946)
  • Alternate opening titles
  • Gallery of original production documents
  • Gallery of images

The Blu-ray Disc is coded for Region B and with the exception of the Hedda Hopper trailers, all extras are presented in HD.

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