Gilbert & Sullivan - Pirates of Penzance - Stratford - The Pirates Of Penzance (1985)
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Movie Details
Studio Acorn Media
Language English
Audience Rating NR
Running Time 124 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Brent Carver stars as the swashbuckling Pirate King in the famous Stratford Festival's rollicking production of the Gilbert & Sullivan classic that pits British bobbies against unlikely pirates on the Cornish coast. Sullivan regarded this operetta -- a hit ever since its first production in New York in 1879 -- as the best comedy he composed. He even said of his collaborator, "The libretto is ingenious, clever, wonderfully fun in parts and sometimes brilliant in dialogue -- beautifully written for music, as is all Gilbert does." Indeed, audiences will find the music every bit a match for the lyrics, with the genius of the score lying in its parody of grand opera.
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Index 110
Collection Status In Collection
Links DVD Empire
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 Color
Layers Single side, Single layer
UPC 054961533596
Chapters 23
Release Date 3/7/2000
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Chapter Indexing Of Songs
Text Alterations - original and revised for those songs which were updated for this production
Biographies of Gilbert & Sullivan
Program Notes and Glossary
Interactive Menus
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