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WSR Detailed DVD Review
2002 / Opus Arte
Genre: Stage Performance

Reviewed In Issue 75 (Aug 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

Anne Sofie Von Otter, Marcus Haddock, Lisa Milne, Laurent Naouri, Mary Hegarty, Christine Rice, Jonathan Best, Quentin Hayes, Colin Judson, Hans Voschezang, Anthony Wise & Franck Lopez

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: NR
DD Sound Rating: NR
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Disc One of this two-disc set includes Acts 1 and 2, act highlights, an act-by-act synopsis (for the operatically impaired), a cast gallery, a 14-minute introduction to the characters with cast interviews (in English), and menu selections for items found on Disc Two. Acts 3 and 4 are included on the second disc, along with act highlights, along with the same act-by-act synopsis and cast gallery. New to this disc is a seven-minute costume showcase, a five-minute fight featurette, an eight-minute choreography highlight, a four-minute segment on the highly recognizable music, and a 10-minute walk around England

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): BBC Video
(Catalog Number): OA 0868 D
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $39.99
(DVD Type): Two-Disc Set: DVD-9 x 2
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 170
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): No
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 0
(Theatrical Year): 2002
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 03/18/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): David McVicar
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Georges Bizet

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture begins with dim shots of the orchestra