Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Adventures of Don Quixote / GW Pabst Feodor Chaliapin|
Actors: Feodor Chaliapin Sr., George Robey, René Donnio, Renée Valliers, Emily Fitzroy
Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst
Genres: Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Comedy, Drama, Musicals & Performing Arts, Military & War
VAI DVD 4367, 1933 film starring Feodor Chaliapin and directed by G.W. Pabst. Includes both the English and French language versions. 120 min., B&W, Region 0
Go Back in Time 100 Years
Gerard D. Launay | Berkeley, California | 06/22/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There are few experiences in the movies where one can go back in time a century...as it truly was. Chaliapin was Russia's greatest opera singer who thrilled the Imperial Czars with his acting and voice. The ONLY full length film of his performance is this one of Don Quixote. We might have preferred one of his Russian operas, but Chaliapin is really very dynamic in this role - one he created in 1910. Don't miss it."
philrob | New Zealand | 05/23/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"If the above information is accurate, that means this DVD is only a transfer of the VHS (which I sent back as soon as I received it 3 years ago) where about 2 x 15 minutes are missing : the runtime for these movies (english & french versions should be around 150 min., and not 120 min. as shown in 'product information'.
Of course my rating doesn't apply to the movie, which is the ONLY ONE where one can listen to Feodor Chaliapin Sr.'s voice. When the nerds pretending to enforce copyrights are going to understand that butchering movies is the worst offence? Or maybe they only want to enforce crooks' rights, and believe customers have only the right to be cheated!!!!!"