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      Corridor of Mirrors
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      2015: At last, the wilderness years of this lost, neglected gem are over. Well at least in the UK for it's to be released in the UK on Dvd in June by SimplyMedia. For so, so long it's been lost, a kind of British La Belle et la Bete without an audience. Soon all will be able to find it, enjoy it, love it

      Released in June, pre order at amazon.co.uk (direct link) ...(scroll down).


      corridor of mirrors
      US Video Cover



    • Actors: Eric Portman, Edana Romney, Barbara Mullen, Hugh Sinclair, Bruce Belfrage
    • Director: Terence Young
    • Format: Black & White, NTSC
    • Language: English

    • Rating: NR (Not Rated)
    • Number of tapes: 1
    • Studio: Homevision
    • VHS Release Date: June 16, 2000
    • Run Time: 105 minutes


      The lack of releases for so, so long of this magical, mesmeric movie in any format, or even the lack of awareness of it, is truly bizarre. Though quite not up there with Jean Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast it isn't that far behind and indeed Cocteau's composer, Georges Auric, composed the music on this one (he composed the music for this one straight after composing the music for Cocteau's movie The Eagle Has Two Heads). Today it is almost forgotten and indeed I have only been able to source it on video in the US. A link for it @ amazon.com is here.

      I'm in the UK and I bought this one just for the beautiful cover.


      Reminiscent of Jean Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast, this intriguing gothic romance marked the directorial debut of Terence Young (From Russia with Love; Dr. No; Mayerling, 1968). Corridor of Mirrors begins in post-World War I Italy, where an artist becomes obsessed with a woman in a Renaissance-era painting. Imagining himself to be the reincarnation of her lover, the wealthy eccentric returns to London to make over his mansion in 16th-century Venetian fashion and search for his lady's modern counterpart. Impressed by his charms, a young British beauty is eager to play the part, even dress in period costume. The fantasy unravels, however, as the darkness of the artist's vision is revealed. Like Cocteau before him, Young treats viewers to a dream world created with lavish sets, exquisite cinematography, and the mesmerizing music of Georges Auric.

    • Moonlight Sonata (1937)


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      Corridor of Mirrors Dvds

      Released June 15: amazon.co.uk (direct link)


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