Twelfth Night - Shakespeare's Globe Theatre On Screen (2 DVD Set)
Manufacturer: Bayview Entertainment
This all-male cast performance at the faithful reconstruction of the famous Globe Theatre (originally built in 1599) - ''a theatrical heaven'' (Sunday Express) - on the banks of the Thames features two-time Tony Award winner Mark Rylance playing Olivia, and Stephen Fry reprising his superb role as the wretched Malvolio. Spoken in Shakespeare's English, directed by Tim Carroll and filmed in High Definition and true surround sound, this very popular comedy was wholeheartedly praised by the Sunday Telegraph (''Five stars: A glorious star performance, pure comic delight'') and the Sunday Express (''Five stars: An unbridled pleasure, some of the best comic acting in the world'').
This superb adaptation of the Arthur Miller classic stars Lee J. Cobb as a middle aged man at the end of his emotional rope and his supporting dysfunctional family. Also starring Mildred Dunnock, Edward Andrews, Gene Wilder
Manufacturer: Mill Creek Entertainment
Sam Kinison is and always will be in a league of his own. Loud, abrasive and shockingly honest with his viewpoint, Sam showed that comedy can be found in ANY situation. Sam introduced us to Stand-Up routines that were frequently combined with friends in the Rock N Roll business. An enthusiastic musician, Sam frequently brought his guitar with him on stage. This collection Sam Kinison: Wild Child captures Sam at his best. Hilarious and appalling, endearing and profane...Sam was one of a kind.
Tosca: Live in Rome [Blu-ray] starring Placido Domingo
Manufacturer: Kultur Video
Brand: Kultur Films Inc.
This live version of Puccini's superbly dramatic opera was recorded in Rome in the exact locations and at the precise times of day as Puccini had written into his score. The action opens in Rome's beautiful 16th-century church of Sant Andrea della Valle, where Cavaradossi (Placido Domingo) is innocently painting, moves to the Farnese Palace where Tosca (Catherine Malfitano) dramatically stabs the lustful Scarpia (Ruggero Raimondi), and finally to the battlements of the Castle Sant Angelo at dawn the following day where Cavaradossi is cruelly killed, and Tosca takes her own life.