Black Narcissus On Criterion DVD & Blu-ray!


Out on DVD and Blu-ray this week is Black Narcissus, the ravishingly beautiful 1947 film by the great Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger about a group of Angelican nuns way up in a remote convent in the Himalayas. Deborah Kerr is brilliant as the novice Sister Clodagh in this moody, mysterious, film. With Oscar-winning cinematography by Jack Cardiff there is something otherworldly about the color visuals, not to mention the underlying sexual tension -- especially when one of the nuns (spooky Kathleen Byron, pictured above) falls for a man and renounces her religion. The memorable climax on a dizzying precipice with a bell tower, Deborah Kerr, and an unhinged Kathleen Byron is unforgettable. This Criterion disc really corrects the colors and does this great film justice with tons of great extras. Buy this!

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