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Three Sisters
Three Sisters
Actors: Jeanne Watts, Joan Plowright, Louise Purnell, Derek Jacobi, Sheila Reid
Directors: Laurence Olivier, John Sichel
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
G     2003     2hr 45min

Studio: Kino International Release Date: 07/22/2003 Run time: 162 minutes


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Actors: Jeanne Watts, Joan Plowright, Louise Purnell, Derek Jacobi, Sheila Reid
Directors: Laurence Olivier, John Sichel
Creators: Alan Clore, Ben Baker, James C. Katz, Jim Shields, Anton Chekhov, Moura Budberg
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Love & Romance, Family Life
Studio: Kino Video
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 07/22/2003
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1973
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 2hr 45min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 7
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Inaudible -- The Worst Sounding DVD Ever
Tom From NY | New York, NY United States | 08/19/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This might be a good film. I found it impossible to tell, due to the incredibly bad soundtrack. At first I thought it was something the matter with my sound system, but no, it was the DVD. It sounds as if several layers of cotton and a few sweaters were put around the microphones during the making of the film. There is absolutely no excuse for the DVD being released with a soundtrack as muddy as this one has. Don't buy this DVD."
Beautiful play ruined by Kino
Noir Fan "Rich" | 03/05/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This is a beautiful play, excellently acted in a very interesting production. For the price, however, one would expect decent sound if not great sound. But, the entire production is destroyed by the horrible sound - surely the worst of any DVD I have ever purchased. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY! At the very least, Kino could have added English subtitles to make up for the poor sound, assuming that the source was not good and therefore they could make few if any improvements. More respect for the consumer is needed, especially for the price. Save your money and buy the Broadway Theater Archive version.
A very significant record of a great production
Simon Kroussier | 12/18/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The other two reviews of this DVD seeem to me to have missed the point somewhat. Yes, on a purely technical level The Three Sisters print is certainly inferior. What must be remembered is that it is an archival print of a low-budget film that succeeds through its wonderful performances and vibrant authenticity. The film captures some wonderful performances by some wonderful actors, and was very obviously devised primarily as a means of preserving the original theatrical production whilst intelligently incorporating elements of cinema. Where else are you going to see Alan Bates, Derek Jacobi, Joan Plowright AND Laurence Olivier in the one cast?! Fascinating and magnificent."
Superb acting
Jack Fu | Bellevue, WA United States | 03/23/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"These classically trained British stage actors are superb. When they are gone (and some, e.g. Olivier, already have) we will not see their like again. This is an invaluable record of the glory of British acting. I agree with another reviewer's comment that the sound is bad, but if you boost your system's treble to the max and decrease the bass to lowest, the sound is not too bad."