Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 

or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Sell Us Your Item
For up to a $2.35 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices
StormyDayFlix Add to Cart
$19.41  & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Have one to sell? Sell yours here

Amadeus: Director's Cut [Blu-ray] (2009)

F. Murray Abraham , Tom Hulce , Milos Forman  |  R |  Blu-ray
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (947 customer reviews)

List Price: $19.98
Price: $14.49 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
You Save: $5.49 (27%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Want it tomorrow, April 25? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
Watch Instantly with Rent Buy
Amadeus   -- --
Amadeus (Director's Cut) (1984)   $1.99 $9.99

Other Formats & Versions

Amazon Price New from Used from
Blu-ray Wide Screen Edition $14.49  
DVD Full Screen Edition $19.96  

Frequently Bought Together

Amadeus: Director's Cut [Blu-ray] + Immortal Beloved [Blu-ray]
Price for both: $27.92

Buy the selected items together
  • Immortal Beloved [Blu-ray] $13.43

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product Details

  • Actors: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Christine Ebersole, Cynthia Nixon, Elizabeth Berridge
  • Directors: Milos Forman
  • Writers: Peter Shaffer
  • Producers: Saul Zaentz, Michael Hausman, Bertil Ohlsson
  • Format: Blu-ray, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Danish, Dutch
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: September 15, 2009
  • Run Time: 180 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (947 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002GTZSZU
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,184 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

None.

Editorial Reviews

Tom Hulce, F. Murray Abraham. A spectacular and unique interpretation of Mozart's life and times adapted from Peter Shaffer's hit play. Winner of eight Academy Awards, including Best Actor for Abraham, Best Director for Milos Forman, Best Adapted Screenplay for Shaffer, Best Picture and more. 2 Discs. 1984/color/158 min/PG.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
493 of 524 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is the edition to get... January 30, 2003
Format:DVD
I first saw "Amadeus" around 1984 when it was first released. Besides being a visual and musical masterpiece of film making, it kick-started my life-long love of and appreciation for classical music.
I won't repeat the story synopsis as it's already been thoroughly described both by Amazon.com's critical review and multiple customers here already.
I will say though that this edition, 'The Directors Cut', is a major improvement over the first DVD release. First, (and finally!!), the movie is now a single-side DVD...gone is the annoying 2 sided 'flipper' that the first release was. You can now watch "Amadeus" from start to finish without having to get up and turn it over. For my money, that's reason enough alone to own this new version.
Secondly, 'The Directors Cut' now adds about 20-30 minutes of previously deleted scenes, placed back into where they were originally intended. Personally I find some of the newer stuff enhances the story overall and fills in some details that were left vague in the original theatrical release. I won't give away any details, but there is a new scene between Mozart's wife, Constanza, and Salieri, Mozart's chief musical rival (and secret arch-enemy) early in the movie that puts an whole new perspective of Salieri's twisted and battered psyche.
As for the DVD itself, the picture and sound quality are both exemplary. Included is a second disk with bonus material including interviews and making-of extras.
If you loved the original, you owe it to yourself to pick up this version. If you're new to classical music and Mozart, this is the best place to start.
lr** Jan 30,2003

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Was this review helpful to you?
244 of 263 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Theatrical version vs. "Director's Cut" April 6, 2005
Format:DVD
If you're a fan of the original theatrical cut of "Amadeus" you'll have mixed feelings about the "Director's Cut". While I perfer the latter for a number of reasons, the feeling and flow of the original theatrical version differs somewhat from the "Director's Cut". The most important part are extended scenes that include Salieri agreeing to help Constanze if she has an affair with him. He ends up rejecting her when she shows that she so loves her husband that she would be willing to do so. A number of the opera scenes are extended as well with more business after the show between Mozart and his leading lady. There's also a longer sequence involving Salieri's visit to Mozart comissioning the "Requiem". Most of the material adds to the power of the film while a few sequences just give additional back story on various characters. The original theatrical version which won an 8 Oscars runs about 25 minutes shorter than the 3 hour "Director's Cut". Forman also provide a fascinating commentary track for the film along with writer Peter Shaffer ("Equus").

The image quality for the "Director's Cut" is superior to the original theatrical version. The film was restored to its original luster for re-release resulting in much more natural flesh tones and a sharper visual image as well. The colors which play in important part in conveying the themes of each sequence are more robust and vivid. The theatrical version looks quite good although it was first issued on DVD as a "flipper" (meaning you had to flip it over) DVD after roughly two hours to watch the last third of the movie. The big advantage for the theatrical version is Neville Mariner's score on an isolated track.

The second disc of the "Director's Cut" has one terrific extra, a brief talent list and the original theatrical trailer.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
151 of 165 people found the following review helpful
Format:Blu-ray
I've purchased every disc release of this movie: the expensive LaserDisc collector's set, the original DVD release and the subsquent Director's Cut, and this new Blu-Ray of the Director's Cut. The Blu-Ray release stands head and shoulders above the rest for picture quality, color, and sound.

My only gripe is that the original theatrical cut is not available on Blu-Ray as a separate item or as an alternative viewing option on the Director's Cut. The theatrical cut is the one that most of us saw first and saw over and over again over the course of some 20 years before the Director's Cut was released on DVD.

The additional footage in the Director's Cut is interesting but, to me at least, seems intrusive. It interrupts the flow and tempo I am used to. There is also a brief scene of female nudity that seems a bit gratuitous. The scene does, though, lend some weight to a scene later in the film where you see Constanze's open hostility toward Salieri. Normally I'm not one to complain about a little female flesh being exposed, but I think the film works well enough without it.

Other "new" scenes follow pretty much the same description: they are interesting but their necessity is debatable.

There is one small addition that I did enjoy, though. Early in the film, during one of the scenes where the elderly Salieri is confessing (?) to the young priest, Salieri is recounting the episode when he first met the young composer Mozart he'd heard about for so many years. He was blown away by his talent but outraged and offended by his peurile behavior. He insisted to the priest that such talent (evident in one composition in particular) could not and should not exist in such a vile and vulgar child. That brilliant composition simply HAD to be an accident!
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Mozart's Life is turbulant,but oh, his Muisc!
The story told through his second fiddle is profound even for the fifth viewing. The costumes, the acting, alternating back and forth blended together seamlessly. Read more
Published 33 minutes ago by Suzanne Nardone
4.0 out of 5 stars Great movie
This movie turned out to be a very good. Had to watch this for my music appreciation class. Long but great movie
Published 1 day ago by Shenikia
5.0 out of 5 stars one of my favorite movies
This movie made me appreciate Mozart's music. The sets and costumes are amazing and apparently historically accurate. I love it!
Published 7 days ago by Sophia Yablon
5.0 out of 5 stars Amadeus is very entertaining
But remember this is not history but a free take on the life of a very gifted musician. An insight on the fanciful world of Vienna aristocracy and the musicians in their employ. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Luc Dewulf
5.0 out of 5 stars Amadeus - Director's Cut (Two-Disc Special Edition)
This movie was great. It had everything: Music, Romance, Mystery and even Comedy. It has become one of my new movie favorites.
Published 12 days ago by Snoopydog28
4.0 out of 5 stars Yay!!
A few added scenes including the one showing his wife topless....I wish it had the audio only track like the DVD. Hmm. Good interviews with the cast included.
Published 12 days ago by Zuul
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Movie Good Quality
I used this for a comparison assignment with my Music History Students. It was easy to access from anywhere. And if you stop it, it lets you pick up where you left off.
Published 13 days ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this movie
The video and music sound played perfectly but when the actors spoke there was no sound at all. I tried the movie in my TV DVD player and in my computer with the same result. Read more
Published 14 days ago by C. Reid
5.0 out of 5 stars Amadeus: Two thumbs up.
I've loved this movie since it was first available. My children grew up on it. It's a classic. You will love it.
Published 16 days ago by Laurie A. Oliver
5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest Musical
Movie is about last several years of life of one of the greatest composers of all times, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Read more
Published 19 days ago by Bojan Ilic
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews
ARRAY(0x9f2d4e64)

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Forums

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Topic From this Discussion
Director's cut or Theatrical version?
It was the theatrical cut which won the Oscar.
It was the theatrical cut which hooked me to Mozart's music.
I want to watch this wonderful movie with my friends of all ages, not only those 18+.
I demand a Blu-ray of the Theatrical cut.
Dec 11, 2008 by Miguel Lescano Cornejo |  See all 25 posts
Amadeus Blu-Ray: Which version is superior?
It's simply a packaging difference -- the discs will be exactly identical between the BD versions, according to reports.
Sep 14, 2009 by The Bandsaw Vigilante |  See all 3 posts
what is up with this version?
I can't shed much light except to point out that this version has a release date of TODAY ... Feb. 2, 2010. So in fact nobody has seen this version yet and all 579 reviews probably relate to a different version. I can only hope that the 20 fewer minutes of footage means this version will omit the... Read more
Feb 2, 2010 by Michael Thomas |  See all 4 posts
Region 1, 2 or 3?
It's a region free item, as always with Warner.
Mar 5, 2012 by winnie the pooh |  See all 2 posts
What does amazon mean by "blu-ray packaging"? Is this not the blu-ray...
I just got mine in the mail and it's in the blu-ray book packaging.
Feb 14, 2012 by B. Green |  See all 2 posts
Menu piece Be the first to reply
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 




Look for Similar Items by Category