Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Anna Karenina |
Cliffs Notes Version
Actors: Vivien Leigh, Ralph Richardson, Kieron Moore, Hugh Dempster, Mary Kerridge
Director: Julien Duvivier
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Vivien Leigh is a "Scarlett" woman as tragic heroine Anna Karenina, unhappily married to "colossal bore" Alexei (Ralph Richardson), who neglects her to attend to affairs of state. When Anna meets the dashing Count Vronsky ... more »
Do not buy this version of the film. Bad transfer. Look for
Andrew | VIC. Melbourne, Australia | 01/24/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this cheap at a store only to find it one of the worst transfers I had even seen. Yes, it was only $4.99, but it was so fuzzy and the sound was so bad I turned it offer ofter two minutes. I had to do some hunting, but I finally found the Australian edition of this epic movie from umBrella Entertainment which was the full 134 min version. The US edition is edited down to 111 minutes. I found the Oz DVD at an Australian Borders bookstore. The transfer is amazing on this DVD, well compared to another US edition of the movie which looks like it was filmed in 1901 and simply transfered from VHS to DVD after 109 years of playing without any clean up.
The umBrella edition has a beautiful, solo picture-sleeve of Vivian Leigh in a brown-tone colour with the film's title as "Tolstoy's immortal love story Anna Karenina.
I'd also like to thank other reviewers on amazon.com who actually brought to my attention that the US edtion was edited, you saved me buying the wrong version."
With VIDTAPE you get ANNA KARE...... (edited)
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 07/18/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Can't speak for VIDTAPE's DVDs. Their VHS's were terrible: slow speed, crummy transfers.
Note that VT's stated time for this 1948 remake of ANNA KARENINA is a half-hour less than the film's full length.
The 139 minute version is available from FOX VIDEO.
MADACY may also have the uncut movie, however their low-priced dub won't be up to FOX's standard.
As all these discs have been linked together, check product description to see which DVD you're looking at."