Giacomo Puccini's immortal opera in a high budget feature-film version directed by Academy Award nominee Robert Dornhelm, stars opera's 'Golden Couple', Rolando Villazon and Anna Netrebko as the protagonists, Rodolfo and Mimi. The chemistry between them is electric, unrivalled in the theatre today. Russian soprano Anna Netrebko is not only beautiful but has a marvelous voice and technique; Mexican tenor Rolando Villazon, has a wonderful voice and an incredible charisma. The excellent bonus features include fascinating interviews with all the key performers and the director, who confirms that he not only wanted to remain steadfastly faithful to Puccini's design but also document two of the leading singers of the modern age rather than embarking on a 'trendy' contemporary re-creation.
Running Time: Film - 109 min.; Special Features -71 min.
Subtitles: Film - English; Special Features - NA
Sound: Film - Dolby 2.0, Dolby 5.1; Special Features - Dolby 2.0
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The Spanish Guitar is an epic tale that integrates live performance with real footage of Benise as he voyages across the globe. His masterful playing, brilliant choreography, moving orchestral pieces, couture fashion, and the unparalleled beauty of the Gitanas dancers gives Spanish dance a luminous makeover. Journey to worlds both far away and deeply personal, and remember that hope can be the healing thread in all of our lives.
Manufacturer: Warner Home Video
Brand: Warner Brothers
The year: 1946. The event: Oakland's "Jazz at the Philharmonic." The music streaked into the unknown, daring listeners to grab hold and fly there, too. On stage was the creator of those new sounds: Charles "Yardbird" Parker. In the crowd was the 16-year-old who would someday bring Parker's extraordinary story to the screen: Clint Eastwood. "Americans don't have any original art except Western movies and jazz," observes Eastwood. Movie fans, of course, know that few heroes sit as tall in the saddles as Eastwood. Now the legendary America icon, whose Dirty Harry films have been praised for their jazz scores, ventures deeper into that other original American art. Eastwood produces and directs Bird, a film burnished with the magic of that 1946 concert encounter between legend and future legend and honored with an Academy Award for Best Sound in its spellbinding recreation of a man and his music. Like jazz itself, Bird rings with counterpoints and embellishments. Past and future overlap as the film explores Yardbird's soaring skill and destructive excesses.
Art & Copy: Inside Advertising's Creative Revolution
Art & Copy is a powerful film about advertising and inspiration. It reveals the work and wisdom of some of the most influential advertising creatives of our time, people who've profoundly impacted our culture. Their work grabbed the attention of millions and truly moved them. The social and cultural impact of their ads are brought to light in this dynamic exploration of art, commerce, and human emotion.
When You're Strange: A Film about The Doors [Blu-ray]
Manufacturer: Eagle Rock Entertainment
Brand: Eagle Rock Entertainment
When You re Strange, written and directed bythe award-winning Tom DiCillo, is the first featuredocumentary released on The Doors. Graced by thenarration of Johnny Depp, it carries the audiencethrough the journeys of vocalist Jim Morrison,keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger,and drummer John Densmore. This 90-minutepresentation features never-before-seen rare archival film,pulled from their inception in 1966 to Morrison s passing in 1971.These snapshot scenes of the band s history is as much an intimateexperience, as it is revealing.After being featured at the Sundance, Berlin, Deauville, and San Sebastian Film Festivals, music fans who didn t catch this intheaters can now relish in this extraordinary documentary. It celebrates the collaborative power of this illustrious rock quartetand their revolutionary fusion of creativity and thought-provoking rebellion.