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Nureyev's Don Quixote / Lanchbery, Nureyev, Helpmann, Aldous, Australian Ballet
Nureyev's Don Quixote / Lanchbery Nureyev Helpmann Aldous Australian Ballet
Actors: Alan Alder, Lucette Aldous, Ronald Bekker, Kelvin Coe, Francis Croese
Director: Robert Helpmann
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2000     1hr 51min

Rudolf Nuryev and Robert Helpmann are thrilling in this Australian Ballet production. Also starring Lucette Aldous, Ray Powell, and Francis Croese. Shown in widescreen, and digitally restored to its' original brilliance. I...  more »

     
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Actors: Alan Alder, Lucette Aldous, Ronald Bekker, Kelvin Coe, Francis Croese
Director: Robert Helpmann
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Dance, Educational, Classical, Ballet & Dance
Studio: Kultur Video
Format: DVD - Color,Anamorphic
DVD Release Date: 11/07/2000
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1999
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 1hr 51min
Screens: Color,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Classical
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Ballet for all!
ele@supernet.net | Florida | 12/30/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This complete version of the ballet by Minkus was supervised entirely by Nureyev, not only a great artist and dancer but also a man of excellent visual imagination. There are no weird camera angles, a fault that is common in film presentations done by filmmakers who are unfamiliar with the unique requirements of dance. It also presents Nureyev in an unusual role in which he is allowed to capitalize on his quick, bright sense of humor. THIS MOST EXCELLENT BALLET VIDEO IS LIVELY AND DELIGHTFUL, AN ESSENTIAL PART OF ANY BALLETOMANE'S VIDEO LIBRARY OR THE PERFECT INITIATORY PRODUCTION FOR THE BALLET NEOPHYTE."
Buy It!
Scaramouche | Redlands, CA United States | 05/22/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This DVD is a spectacular restoration of one of the best ballet films of all time. It has a terrific performance by Nureyev, and features the great Lucette Aldous, a perfect match for Nureyev in charisma and technique. The DVD also has numerous bonus materials, including a "making of" documentary and side-by-side before-and-after scenes to illustrate the restoration. I also have the VHS and laser disk of this movie, and they are both dark and dirty looking compared to this beautiful DVD. It's really a great improvement and well worth purchasing."
Nureyev's don quixote
Scaramouche | 11/17/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This totally remastered version of this ballet shows Nureyev at his most brilliant. The DVD itself has biographies on the artists but best of all it has "the making of" 20 minute special showing how the film was put conceived by two of the ballet worlds creative artists, Nureyev and Sir Robert Helpmann. Not to be missed for the true balletomane."
A must-see for all balletomanes
Scaramouche | 02/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is my FAVOURITE ballet video. I can watch Nureyev forever and never get tired. The whole ballet is filmed like a movie. And because it's directed by Nureyev, there are no annoying extreme closeups of dancers' faces. Lucette Aldous, who dances Kitri, is like a firecracker, she never stops. And Robert Helpmann is a very chivalric Don Quixote."