Story of Will Rogers
Manufacturer: WB Brand: Warner Manufacturing
With Will Rogers Jr. as his dad, Jane Wyman as Betty Rogers and heaps of homespun warmth, there's plenty to like about this biography of the "Poet Lariat" who never met a man he didn't like. From its lead performance to its storyline based on Betty's reminiscences to its fond direction by Michael Curtiz (a polo-playing buddy of Rogers), the movie has an authenticity befitting this most authentic of American heroes. Humorist, vaudevillian, film star, journalist, aviation buff, champion of the common man and more, Rogers crammed a lot of living into his 56 years. And The Story of Will Rogers, featuring Slim Pickens, Eddie Cantor, James Gleason, Mary Wickes and Jay Silverheels, turns it all into a lot of movie.When sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.
A Midsummer Night's Dream: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre On-Screen
Manufacturer: Bayview Entertainment
This production of the very popular Shakespeare play about young lovers, accident-prone workmen, and two royal courts â€“ those of Duke Theseus, and King Oberon and Queen Titania â€“ â€œis touching and joyously inventive. Dominic Dromgooleâ€™s lively, affectionate and consistently inventive staging beautifully captures both the humor and the disconcerting strangeness of the play. This is a joyously inventive and touching production of The Dream, a work that seems particularly close to Shakespeareâ€™s heart.â€ (The Telegraph). A Midsummer Nightâ€™s Dream was captured in High Definition and surround sound at the Globe Theatreâ€™s faithful reconstruction on the banks of the Thames, which has been called â€œa theatrical heavenâ€ by the Sunday Express.
Great Performances: Driving Miss Daisy
Manufacturer: PBS Model: 34373764
Alfred Uhrys Pulitzer Prize-winning play comes to television starring Angela Lansbury as Daisy Werthan, James Earl Jones as her chauffeur, Hoke Colburn, and four-time Tony Award winner Boyd Gaines reprising his Broadway role as Daisys son Boolie. This iconic tale of pride, changing times, and the transformative power of friendship has become one of the most beloved American stories of the late twentieth century.
The Merry Widow [DVD]
RenÃ©e Fleming heads an all-star cast with elegance and glamour including Broadway legend Kelli O Hara and veteran baritone Sir Thomas Allen.LehÃ¡r s evergreen comic operetta - The Merry Widow - is given a gala performance in this sumptuous new MET English-language production.The scintillating score is given a glowing, subtle performance (New York Times) under Sir Andrew Davis.RenÃ©e Fleming reprises her role as Hanna in performances at the Chicago Lyric Opera in November and December 2015. Andrew Davis conducts.
Rossini: La Donna del Lago (Blu-Ray)
Manufacturer: Warner Classics/Parlophone Brand: DIDONATO,JOYCE/FLOREZ,JUAN DIEGO Model: 35224591
Joyce DiDonato can do almost anything. She can sing high and low, loud and soft, and somehow make it all seem natural. She can manage florid runs and agitated climaxes as if they were expressive devices, not just vocal pyrotechnics. She can look sweetly demure, fondling flowers, or awesomely heroic, confronting royalty. She can make a simple gown look elegant, and a small gesture look big. Most important, she can reinforce such achievements with a mezzo-soprano â€” maybe a soprano sfogato â€” equally notable for richness and purity. - Martin Bernheimer, Wall Street Journal Joyce DiDonato is the worldâ€™s greatest living mezzo-soprano, thrilling audiences with, and garnering universal critical acclaim for, her expression, stagecraft, and flawless technique. The reception of her performances in the Paul Curran production of Rossiniâ€™s La Donna del Lago for the Metropolitan Opera were no exception, and this DVD and Bluray release, whose stellar cast includes Juan Diego Florez, John Osborn and Daniela Barcellona, cements this as a signature role for DiDonato.
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