More Views

Sale

Carmen Jones Blu-ray Carmen Jones Blu-ray

Otto Preminger’s (Laura, Anatomy of a Murder) celebrated 1954 FILM, now on Blu-ray. Otto Preminger’s (Laura, Anatomy of a Murder) celebrated 1954 FILM, now on Blu-ray.

Price: £14.99

Special Price £7.00

Description

Details

Dorothy Dandridge, whose vibrant performance resulted in the first Oscar nomination for an African-American actress in a leading role, stars as the beautiful temptress Carmen Jones. In one of the sexiest performances ever seen on the big screen - she seduces the handsome GI Joe (Harry Belafonte) away from his sweetheart (Olga James), but after she tires of him and takes up with a heavyweight prizefighter (Joe Adams), she only succeeds in triggering Joe’s tragic revenge.

With an all-black cast this Oscar nominated version of Bizet’s opera Carmen features an iconic soundtrack from Oscar Hammerstein, including songs such as ‘Beat Out Dat Rhythm on a Drum’, and was voluptuously shot in Cinemascope Technicolor. Dorothy Dandridge, whose vibrant performance resulted in the first Oscar nomination for an African-American actress in a leading role, stars as the beautiful temptress Carmen Jones. In one of the sexiest performances ever seen on the big screen - she seduces the handsome GI Joe (Harry Belafonte) away from his sweetheart (Olga James), but after she tires of him and takes up with a heavyweight prizefighter (Joe Adams), she only succeeds in triggering Joe’s tragic revenge.

With an all-black cast this Oscar nominated version of Bizet’s opera Carmen features an iconic soundtrack from Oscar Hammerstein, including songs such as ‘Beat Out Dat Rhythm on a Drum’, and was voluptuously shot in Cinemascope Technicolor.

Extras

• Original theatrical trailer • Audio commentary with Adrian Martin • Fully illustrated booklet • Other extras TBC

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5035673012611
Catalogue Number BFIB1261
Format Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) BFI
Language(s) English
Running time 105 mins
Blu-ray region B
Certificate U

Tags