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Camelot (Broadway Version)
Broadway Version
Actors: Richard Harris, Meg Bussert, Richard Muenz, Barrie Ingham, James Valentine
Director: Marty Callner
Genres: Drama, Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2007     2hr 30min

Experience Camelot?s "one brief, shining moment" as Lerner and Loewe envisioned it?live on a Broadway stage. Working at the top of his talent, Richard Harris heads an all-star cast in one of Broadway?s wittiest, most liter...  more »


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Actors: Richard Harris, Meg Bussert, Richard Muenz, Barrie Ingham, James Valentine
Director: Marty Callner
Creators: Don Gregory, Mike Merrick, Alan Jay Lerner
Genres: Drama, Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Drama, King, B.B., Musicals, Musicals
Studio: Acorn Media
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 05/01/2007
Original Release Date: 09/26/1982
Theatrical Release Date: 09/26/1982
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 2hr 30min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 13
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

One Brief, Shining Moment
Tom S. | New York City | 04/17/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In 1982, this television production of Lerner and Loewe's musical was considered by many critics to be the finest stage-to-TV transfer of a live Broadway performance. Now, 25 years later, it still is. The folks at HBO joined with the producers of the Broadway revival and videotaped the show with loving care, and their love is evident in every frame. The visual presentation and sound quality were light years ahead of most other such offerings, and it was shot and edited to perfection.

I saw this revival onstage, then on HBO, and it is something to see. Richard Harris and Meg Bussert were just right together, and the supporting cast was excellent as well. The sets, costumes, and lighting added to the beauty of the evening. And nothing can top the sheer emotion of the story--it is one of the most powerful musicals ever written. If you've never seen CAMELOT, or if you're only familiar with the 1967 film version (also starring Harris), don't miss this stunning production. Thanks, Acorn Media, for releasing it on DVD at last!"
Finally !!!
S. Williamson | 03/10/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Back in the early 80s, I recorded this HBO production of Camelot on my VCR. I still have the tape and would watch it if I had a functioning VCR. I am a musical theater junkie and this production of Camelot with Richard Harris by HBO in 1982 is so wonderful. HBO is finally releasing this production of Camelot, filmed on stage at the Winter Garden Theater in New York, on DVD. I have pre-ordered it and cannot wait to see it on DVD, as my VHS tape is getting a bit worn. Bravo HBO!!!!"
M. Marks | MA United States | 03/25/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Like S. Williamson, I recorded this production from HBO onto video tape 25 years ago and the tape is starting to wear from repeated viewings. I am so happy HBO had decided to release it onto something that I can finally watch over and over. I highly recommend for anyone who enjoys this story."
Wonderful DVD - Terrible Service
Mark | Texas | 07/29/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"First, the product: The 1982 Broadway Camelot is far superior to the movie version. Where the movie seems dull and flat, this stage performance is captivating. Richard Harris appears to have a lot of fun after doing this part for so many years, and Meg Bussert is wonderful as the sweetly manipulative Guinevere. If you are trying to decide between this and the movie version, just stop and buy this one.

Second, the service. I wish Amazon would allow ratings on service. If they did, I'd give them a half-star on this order. When this DVD was announced early this year, I put in my order. In early May - when it was supposed to ship - I received an email that it would be delayed until mid-July. Even though the web site claimed it was in stock, I was patient. However, in mid-July I received yet ANOTHER email that it would now be September before I received my order. Amazon's site STILL claimed it was in stock. So, in frustration, I cancelled my Amazon order and found another online service to buy it from. I received it within the week.

I don't know what game Amazon was playing - since you can't talk to anyone very easily. Still, I now have this wonderful DVD. I strongly urge you to get it - I just hope you have better luck than I do in getting it."