Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Pirates of Penzance - Gilbert Sullivan / Australian Opera |
Actors: Anthony Warlow, David Hobson, John Bolton Wood
Genres: Musicals & Performing Arts
Lock up your daughters, the pirates are coming to town! Peppered with unforgettable melodies and tongue-twisting songs, Gilbert & Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance is one of the most popular operettas ever written. This n... more »
Volunteer of America | Austin, Texas | 05/21/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I haven't seen the Blu-ray version of this but greatly enjoy the standard DVD version. The Blu-ray is filmed in high def - not made from an inferior conversion of a standard into a high def master, which can never be true high-def - so I am anticipating a super experience. All the Opera Australia G&S have very high quality audio and video; and the performers are of the very highest standard. Seems somehow that G&S should come very naturally to the Aussies.
To diss an unseen film (see review below) because it's not the one you thought is absurd. That's like hating it because it was damaged in the mail; I've seen THAT used as a reason for a one-star review before."
Excellent Cast/Excellent Production
Wayne Kuhaupt | 06/22/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Over the years, I have seen many productions of this magical musical tour de force by the incomparable Gilbert & Sullivan. This production is one of the best. The performers were uniformly strong, with special kudos to Mabel, and the Major General. The Pirate King, although the performance was strong, was a little too Johhny Depp look-alike-sound-alike for my taste. While it is certainly a comic role, this show is not the Pirates of the Caribbean and the imitation of a popular movie screen character, although effective with the audience, was a little too flamboyant for me.
That said, the show was very well sung and very well acted; the sets were effective; and the orchestra excellent. Excellent show!"
Good but disappointing
A. Wolmer | Atlanta, GA | 08/10/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"It's a very good performance, although the Pirate King seems to think he's Captain Jack Sparrow.....
My real complaint is that it's only Dolby Pro Logic (2 channel) and 720P! I have a 1080P 67" set and I can tell the difference with this. Plus, the miking was frequently off.
They should have/could have done better."