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Peter and the Wolf: A Prokofiev Fantasy
Peter and the Wolf A Prokofiev Fantasy
Actor: Sting
Genres: Kids & Family, Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2007     0hr 55min

A delightful DVD of Prokofiev's universally beloved and popular "musical tale," brought to life by human actors in a fairytale world inhabited by Muppet-like characters. Pop star Sting (The Police) lends his voice to a Sti...  more »

     
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Actor: Sting
Creators: Sergey Prokofiev, Claudio Abbado, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Henry Feagins, Roy Hudd
Genres: Kids & Family, Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Family Films, Sting, DTS, Classical
Studio: Deutsche Grammophon
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 11/13/2007
Original Release Date: 01/01/1994
Theatrical Release Date: 12/01/1994
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 0hr 55min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
Edition: Classical
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
Subtitles: Cantonese, Spanish, French, German

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Movie Reviews

Great Rendition!
msu2ba | Bay City, MI USA | 11/01/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This version of PATW features the Spitting Image puppets from England. There are both subtle and broad visuals to go with the fine musical performance. This version and Dudley Moore's reading of the story are my two favorites. I highly recommend both!"
Not traditional
C. Sampson | 03/13/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"The performance is excellent, and the puppets are excellent. The story of the whole fantasy is a little odd, however. I purchased this for use in teaching Music Appreciation, and this recording will probably not suit that use. The video is very funny, in a British humor way, but it's hard to follow the little jabs unless the viewer is already quite literate--musically and verbally. Also, you have to read the box insert before it makes any sense at all. It does not stand by itself."
Music lover's review
B. A. Burwell | Harleysville, PA USA | 04/14/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Peter and the Wolf has a special place in our family history. All of us felt that this particular version exceeded our expectations. The music was fabulous, the story has some special twists that were very funny, and the puppets could not have been better. There were special moments that musicians would especially appreciate, too. I couldn't possibly give it less than five stars."
Okay at best
Nines Cordes | Yucca Valley, CA | 03/19/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Too much over acting by some puppets. The Marx brothers crippled the telling of this classic tale. At fifty, I enjoy a more traditional version rather than this one which tried to be funny and missed the mark."