If you didn't take ballet lessons as a young'un, one reason could be that you never set eyes on the classic dance melodrama, The Red Shoes: The Criterion Collection Blu-ray ($30). This dark fairy tale of ballet and its all-consuming lifestyle is stunningly restored, and manages to make Moira Shearer even more elegant and dazzling in the lead role of Victoria Page than ever before. The story focuses on the love triangle between Vicky, the company director, young composer, and her love of dance. This Technicolor story of passion and dance is enough to make even the least graceful among us immediately enroll in our first ballet class.
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