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The Penguin Cafe Orchestra [DVD Video]
The Penguin Cafe Orchestra
DVD Video
Actors: Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Simon Jeffes, The Royal Ballet
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts, Documentary
NR     2008     1hr 30min

The Penguin Cafe Orchestra Directed by Andrew Harries Under its leader and composer Simon Jeffes, this ensemble has been making its own idiosyncratic brand of music since the mid-1970s, drawing on classical and avant-garde...  more »

     
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Actors: Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Simon Jeffes, The Royal Ballet
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts, Documentary
Studio: Arthaus Musik
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 01/29/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/1989
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1989
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
Edition: Classical
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
Subtitles: German, Spanish, French

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Movie Reviews

Outstanding, melodic, enjoyable ballet
noleander | 04/06/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've been a fan of this ballet for years, ever since seeing it on A&E channel about 15 years ago. For a long time, it has been available only on VHS or LaserDisc. Finally, it is availble on DVD. The video quality is not perfect, because it is just a copy of the 1988 tape, but it is good enough ... just dont expect HD quality.

The music is tuneful, fun, foot-tapping. The ballet is not too long (44 minutes?). The costumes are fantastic. The dancing is great, the environmental message is understated.

Simply stated, this is one of the best dance pieces ever created, and it deserves wider attention."
Great to have it on DVD
Tony Mortlock | S.E. Asia | 03/20/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I reviewed this a few years ago under the VHS section even though my copy was on lazer disc. The content of this DVD is easily worth 5 stars, unfortunately the video quality is not as great as I had hoped it would be on a DVD release - But I would never want to be without this magnificent work in my collection."
Penguin pure juice !
Issan | France | 04/26/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you've ever been told about Penguin Café Orchestra... you willbecome crazy of their deep music and world"