Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Viktoria und Ihr Husar|
Actors: Frigyes Harsnyi, Zsuzsa Kalocsai, Tibor Szolnoki, Marika Oszvald, Zsuzsanna Kovcs
Genres: Musicals & Performing Arts
A. Lupu | Rochester, MN USA | 05/03/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A quite revival of an operetta that used to be liked before World War II. The operetta is a cheerful collection of nice tunes based on Hungarian folk music, dancing and nostalgia of pre-war productions. The nazis made all the efforts to eradicate all of the Jewish composer Paul Abraham's work, and they almost succeeded, so it is very commendable to see this revival on a DVD. The plot also has some political tones as the bad guys are the Russians. With all those ingredients, nostalgia, anti-Russian, nice melodies and the usual happy ending of an operetta it is not a surprise the Hungarian audience seems very happy with the production.
The singers/dancers/actors are fine. It really looks like a nascent Broadway production of the 1930's.
The image quality is similar to a VHS one, and, although the package says the sound can be Digital 5.0, I couldn't play other than normal Stereo, nothing compares to current DVD and Blue-Ray technologies, but... still a quite and worthwhile revival.
Four starts for the revival effort.