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Carmen
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on March 25, 2011
I should have read the description and reviews before ordering. I thought I was ordering the opera CARMEN, which I have loved since seeing it on television in the 1960s, even though I was a teenager and a fan of The Beatles and other pop/rock music. I've always had an open mind and loved all kinds of music.

This is not a musical. It is a movie based on the storyline of the opera. CARMEN is in Spanish, but has the option of subtitles in English as well as other languages. The film and sets are beautiful, as is the actress Paz Vega, who plays the part of Carmen.

I can't give it less than four stars, because it is a very well made movie. I will now have to find a good version of the opera to order. I would appreciate any suggestions.
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on March 31, 2010
I enjoyed this for a reminder of the power of the original story. The lighting, atmosphere, direction, setting all convey the primaeval intensity of the relationship between Jose and Carmen better than the subsequent opera. Not that I don't love the opera, but the opera involves our senses and understanding via the music, in spite of the story. This movie involves us because of the story. Did I mention that it is primal? Yes, it is primal.
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on September 2, 2014
This version of Carmen is based on the original story and not upon the opera. So no opera. This Carmen is a "man-eater" as the expression goes. Paz Vega is from Seville and in real life is a personification of Carmen. If you have seen any of her movies you will know what I mean. Also her Carmen is mean and quick with a blade. If you liked the Rita Hayworth version, this one will shock you. A must for your collection
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on March 6, 2012
Having gone to opera, I knew pretty much what was going to happen, but this movie really fleshed it out. There is a lot of nudity, but it makes sense ? I didn't mind reading the subtitles as I would rather hear their real voices instead. Hard to believe a opera written in 1800's still stands up and is still current. Actors were outstanding in their roles, I highly recommend this movie.
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on July 8, 2012
This is a very well directed movie, showing how a person can go from normal to outlaw to criminal by falling in love with the wrong woman, admirably played by Paz Vega. The action is all very credible, a testament to the quality of acting. If you want to understand the concept of Femme Fatale, you should see it.
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on September 4, 2014
The reason I rated this DVD, Carmen, 5 stars, was not for the story, it is well known to most, especially Opera Lovers, but for the photography and the sets. Paz Vega's nude scenes just shows what Bizet's left out in his opera and, not one note of his music is played. The music is somewhat interesting though.
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on October 16, 2013
The reason I bought this movie was to see Paz Vega....one of the sexiest people on earth! Besides her God given beauty, she is a very talented actress (check out Sex and Lucia & the Borgias). The story line is wonderful (it is a classic tale), the cinematography is excellent and costumes are spot on.
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on September 14, 2011
A very good telling of the story behind the opera, only, I missed not having the music from the opera. Still a good story. I also enjoyed Katerina Witt's Carmen On Ice. I like the story. Paz Vega WAS Carmen, I got her fire and her desperate life force. Good stuff.
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on October 28, 2014
You will never see a better Carmen in this portrayal by Paz Vega. I wish the opera could be portrayed more closely to this version. Paz Vega is devilishly super sexy, a true seductress. For every fan of Carmen, opera or drama this is a must-see.
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on July 27, 2014
Great service. Great product.
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