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1 videodisc (approximately 172 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. 
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Special ed.
043396017078, 043396079052, 043396017078 (DVD)


General Note
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1979.
General Note
Based on the novel: Tess of the D'Urbervilles / by Thomas Hardy.
General Note
Region 1; anamorphic widescreen format (2.35:1 aspect ratio); Dolby digital surround.
General Note
Special features include: Tess : from novel to screen (featurette); Filming Tess (featurette); Tess: the experience (featurette); bonus previews.
Creation/Production Credits
Photography, Geoffrey Unsworth, Ghislain Cloquet ; editors, Alastair McIntyre, Tom Priestley ; music, Philippe Sarde.
Nastassia Kinski, Peter Firth, Leigh Lawson, John Collin, Rosemary Martin, Carolyn Pickles, Richard Pearson.
In this adaptation of Thomas Hardy's classic romance, Tess Darbeyville, a beautiful young peasant in late 19th century England, seeks her fortune with the wealthy D'Urbervilles, whom her family believes to be distant relatives. Although Tess rejects the advances of the D'Urberville's son Alex, he forcibly seduces her, leaving her pregnant and alone. After her sickly baby dies, Tess falls in love with Angel, a parson's son, who abandons her on their wedding night after she confesses her past "sin." This forces Tess to return to Alex, a fateful decision with tragic consequences.
System Details
DVD, NTSC; 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen.
In English with optional English, French, or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Polanski, R., Brach, G., Brownjohn, J., Berri, C., Kinski, N., Firth, P., Lawson, L., Unsworth, G., Cloquet, G., McIntyre, A., Priestley, T., Sarde, P., & Hardy, T. Tess (Special ed.).

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Roman, Polanski et al.. Tess. .

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Roman, Polanski et al.. Tess .

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Polanski, Roman,, et al. Tess Special ed.,

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