The Pied Piper, (1972) (Blu-ray)
Directed by Jacques Demy
The great Jacques Demy (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) directed this masterful retelling of the classic children's tale. Set in the Middle Ages, the divided town of Hamelin tries in vain to rid itself of the Black Plague. Music legend Donovan plays a mysterious musician who arrives in town promising to rid the town of their rat infestation by playing his magical flute, but the townspeople cannot put aside their personal agendas and ask the piper to help them with other deeds, as the town’s petty and greedy leader, the sublimely creepy Donald Pleasence (Halloween) attempts to take advantage of their new savior. With great music and spectacular costumes and sets, The Pied Piper is a fascinating take on a familiar legend. Wonderfully shot by Peter Suschitzky (The Empire Strikes Back) and featuring a splendid cast that includes John Hurt (Alien), Jack Wild (Oliver!), Peter Vaughan (Straw Dogs), Roy Kinnear (How I Won the War), Michael Hordern (The Bed Sitting Room), Cathryn Harrison (Black Moon) and Diana Dors (A Kid for Two Farthings).
Blu-ray Extras Include:
RT' @StampShelley': An important reminder from Lois Weber's SENSATION SEEKERS. (Out soon from' @KinoLorber' with commentary by yours truly.) h…
RT' @AFISilver': IDENTIFYING FEATURES opens Fri 1/22 in our Virtual Screening Room! ' @fer_valadez's' feature debut is a lyrical thriller that…
RT' @BrattleTheatre': Area Premiere! A Middle-aged Mexican mother goes on an increasingly dangerous quest to find out the fate of her son who…
RT' @DenverFilm': IDENTIFYING FEATURES (SIN SEÑAS PARTICULARES) picked up Best International Feature at the' @weare_thegotham' Awards. It's a…
RT' @FilmLinc': Fernanda Valadez's IDENTIFYING FEATURES, opening tomorrow in our Virtual Cinema, is a' @nytimes' Critic's Pick! "It’s a confid…
RT' @nytimesarts': The Mexican drama "Identifying Features" is a sophisticated acknowledgment of the powerlessness that migrants face. A Crit…
A triumphant and award-winning directorial debut from Mexican filmmaker' @fer_valadez', IDENTIFYING FEATURES is now p…' https://t.co/57k20mMOQQ'
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming May 11th! Tank (1984) • Audio Commentary by Journalist Bryan Reesman • 4 Radio Spots • Theatrical Trailer Wri…
RT' @92Y': New! Jan 25' @jerry_rothwell'' @david_mitchell' & Stevie Lee talk w/' @lewis_damian' abt' @ReasonIJumpFilm'.' @bostonherald' hailed it as "A…
Inquiries & Press
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871
Press & Media
For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 212-629-6880.