Tabu a story of the South Seas
(DVD)

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Contributors
Murnau, F. W. 1888-1931, film director,
Flaherty, Robert Joseph, 1884-1951, screenwriter.
Matahi, actor.
Reri, Miss, actor.
Jean, actor.
Published
New York, NY : Kino Classics, [2015].
Format
DVD
Edition
Restored version.
Physical Desc
1 videodisc (86 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
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LocationCall NumberStatus
Morris County Library - Adult MediaTABU DVD18180Available
Randolph Township Library - Adult MediaADULT ENTERTAINMENT TABUAvailable

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Published
New York, NY : Kino Classics, [2015].
Edition
Restored version.
Language
zxx
UPC
738329201920

Notes

General Note
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1931.
General Note
Aspect ratio, 1.19:1 full screen.
General Note
National Film Registry selection, 1994.
General Note
Special features: The language of shadows: Tabu, a 15-minute documentary by Luciano Berriatúa on the making and restoration of the film ; takes & outtakes ; raw camera footage with narration ; "Hunt in the South Seas," a 1940 ethnographic short compiled from unused footage of Tabu.
Creation/Production Credits
Photography, Floyd Crosby ; musical setting, Hugo Riesenfeld
Participants/Performers
Matahi (the boy), Reri (the girl), Jean (the policeman), Hitu (the old warrior).
Description
Filmed in Tahiti and Bora-Bora in 1928-29, Tabu is the story of the consecration of a maiden to the gods, who is, as a result, forbidden to all men. Unfortunately, she and a young fisherman fall in love and must flee their homeland.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details
DVD; NTSC; region 1; fullscreen (1.19:1) presentation ; mono 2.0.
Language
Silent film with added musical soundtrack.

Citations

APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Murnau, F. W. 1., Flaherty, R. J., Matahi., Reri, M., Jean., Hitu., Crosby, F., Riesenfeld, H., & Berriatúa, L. (2015). Tabu: a story of the South Seas (Restored version.). Kino Classics.

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

F. W. 1888-1931, Murnau et al.. 2015. Tabu: A Story of the South Seas. Kino Classics.

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

F. W. 1888-1931, Murnau et al.. Tabu: A Story of the South Seas Kino Classics, 2015.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Murnau, F. W. 1888-1931,, et al. Tabu: A Story of the South Seas Restored version., Kino Classics, 2015.

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