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Benise: Nights of Fire (2006)

Roni Benise  |  NR |  DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Roni Benise
  • Format: Anamorphic, Color, Digital Sound, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Letterboxed, Surround Sound, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Rosanegra Films
  • DVD Release Date: March 14, 2006
  • Run Time: 147 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000EJ9VD4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #54,172 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

  • "Inside the Fire" Documentary

Editorial Reviews


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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Celebration of Life, Love, and Music June 17, 2007
By RJRo20
Roni Benise (pronounced Buh-nes-say) is one of the best performers I have ever seen! According to Wikipedia, he is a "self taught and self described 'Nouveau Spanish Flamenco Guitarist'." Uhhhhh....Self-taught?! You have got to be kidding me! Yes. This is an interesting fact--considering he is a virtuoso of the Spanish guitar--not to mention a superb artist! No doubt. He is an incredibly gifted musician.

Contrary to another reviewer's opinion, I don't think "Benise: Nights of Fire" is a tacky Las Vegas style production. This is a combination of theater and dance, and the costumes represent the extravagant musical style, and of course the rich and vibrant culture of both the Spanish and Afro-Brazilian people. Again, there IS musical substance in this show. The music itself is awe-inspiring, with the romance and exhilarating melodies of Spanish Flamenco, Cuban Salsa, Brazilian Samba, and Benise's own creation: ROCKMENCO! (The unique fusion of Flamenco music and rock).

As a student of the classical guitar, I admire Benise's skill and musicality. (He is right up there with Christopher Parkening--my favorite guitarists of all-time!). He is a mesmerizing performer and an extraordinary showman. As Benise said: "Music. Love. Life." are universal qualities observed in all man. If you enjoy the celebration of Life, Love, and Music, then I highly recommend this DVD to you!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars NIGHTS OF FIRE DVD June 8, 2006
Roni Benise invites his audience and viewers on a very romantic journey with his Spanish Guitar, talented band and performers.

The opening scene lets the audience and viewer know Roni's passion for the guitar at a young age.

Accompanied by beautiful dancers and fantastic choreography, Roni's dream is brought to life.

From the hot "Desperado" number to the literally "swept off your feet" performance of Montserrat," Mr. Benise keeps the audience captivated and wanting more.

"Salsa, Salsa" results in a standing ovation. This is one fantastic Cuban number.

A lot of hard work was put into this show proving Roni Benise knows how to entertain his audience with romance, passion and energy.

This DVD is a definite keepsake to treasure forever and makes a fantastic gift.

Highly recommended!!!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Music and Artist June 3, 2006
By Tievoli
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I agree that guitar is not live at times. But try moving around the stage and play the guitar at the same time than you will understand. The show is fantastic!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, melts your heart January 9, 2007
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This was my first Benise purchase. I was not familiar with him but kept catching his songs on my Sirius radio. This DVD is beautiful. The dancing and showmanship is extraordinary. I have watched it over and over again. Benise is Yanni with a guitar.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nights of Fire June 12, 2006
Benise Nights of Fire DVD is a souvenir I new I had to have after attending the live performance. I had disc surgery just 5 weeks prior to the show but after catching the PBS special there was no way I would have missed it. The intensity of emotion that comes from this music is indiscribable. Dont miss out. I would highly recommend this DVD.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Roni Benise and cast are one of a kind May 23, 2006
Do not miss this show. The mixture of sounds that come together in this show make a unique sound unheard of anywere else. The musicians and dancers are superb and the production value is magnificent.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing May 18, 2006
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The music of Benise is a great combination of rock and latin music with intense guitar, violin and drums. I love the band and the dancing and theatrics of the show make it a dynamic experience. What a wonderful find!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Breathtaking Performances January 3, 2007
By Randy
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Have not seen his live performance yet, but this makes me want to go at the first opportunity. If you like Spanish music, you'll love this DVD,
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Benise continutes to thrill!
Benise's music continues to thrill and inspire the listener. Such great rhythms and beautifully written songs. I highly recommend any of his music, CD's or DVD's.
Published 1 month ago by Fawn Pierce
1.0 out of 5 stars selfish con artist
He's a con artist. He screwed over way too many musicians, dancers and artists. Everything will go back to him. No doubt about it. He will never get my support again
Published 2 months ago by Lusine
5.0 out of 5 stars Certainly among the best of this genre.
I enjoyed the show. Pro production in every respect. I have most of his work. it is always entertaining. Positive.
Published 5 months ago by Kenneth D. Fah
1.0 out of 5 stars This guy is a fake!
Just saw him in Reno, NV. The music was canned, his performance was a real sham. The dancers were the only enjoyable part of his live performance. Read more
Published on February 8, 2012 by jamie
5.0 out of 5 stars Most excellent service!
I received my dvd a lot faster than I expected, since I live in Fl and it was in California. It was packed very well and in excellent condition, and I will order with great... Read more
Published on November 3, 2010 by Georgia Byers-Wilkins
5.0 out of 5 stars Great show
I saw this on PBS and immediately ordered through Amazon , do not miss the show , this is wonderful, I definitely recommend it
Published on August 29, 2009 by L. Helmig
5.0 out of 5 stars BENISE - DVD
I love this DVD. Bought one for myself a while ago and having been "gifting" it out to family and friends since.

Smooth transaction.
Published on January 13, 2009 by MARIE ALICATA
5.0 out of 5 stars Benise: Nights of Fire
The guitar of Benise is the best. I do not understand how many times I wore DVD. Please come to Japan by all means. I like all when I show this. It is certainly popular in Japan
Published on January 6, 2009 by Tomoo Shida
4.0 out of 5 stars A little disappointed
I initially saw the Benise program on PBS. The filming was much better than on the DVD. I was disappointed on the filming on the DVD. Should have been better. Read more
Published on August 26, 2008 by Joy L. Gilbert
5.0 out of 5 stars A great mucis dvd of Roni Benise
I'm happy with my purchase and with the music an concert of Roni Benise "NIghts of Fire", since he plays beautiful spanish guitar and flamenco music. Read more
Published on August 19, 2008 by Ana L. González Cárdenas
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