Tess [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [1979]

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  • Release Date: 12/30/2014
  • Rating: PG
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In Roman Polanski's adaptation of Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Nastassja Kinski plays Tess, a poor British peasant girl sent to live with her distant and wealthy relatives, the D'Urbervilles. Though Tess' father had hoped that the girl would be permitted a portion of the D'Urberville riches, he is in for a major disappointment: Tess' new housemates are not D'Urbervilles at all, but a social-climbing family that has bought the name. Tess won three Oscars, including a "Best Cinematography" statuette for the late Geoffrey Unsworth and his successor Ghislain Cloquet. The film also served to catapult Nastassja Kinski to stardom. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Nastassja Kinski
    Nastassja Kinski - Tess Durbeyfield
  • Leigh Lawson
    Leigh Lawson - Alec d'Urberville
  • Peter Firth
    Peter Firth - Angel Clare
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    John Collin - Mr. John Durbeyfield
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    David Markham - Rev. Mr. Clare

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Tess by Polanski

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    If you are looking for the A&E miniseries, this is not the one. This is the movie directed by Roman Polanski. Very well done and true to the book.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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    I remember seeing this film with a good friend, and I wanted it in my film collection.

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