Jeff Wayne's Musical Version Of The War Of The Worlds (2 Dvd) - IMPORT
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When I saw it was available for purchase from Amazon, I carefully made sure that I was not ordering a European-formatted disk. No, there was no indication of this at all. But when I received my shipment, I found that it would not play in my DVD player. Evidently, while it is not in the incorrect format, it is in a security region code not that of the US. My DVD couldn't play it. I tried my laptop and it readily accepted it, but now I know that I can only switch back and fourth a total of five times before it locks my computer down for good.
I contacted both Amazon and their distributer on this and never received any email back on this, a total stonewall. The problem is that I really love this show, and so one of my laptops is perminantly allocated over to this one lousy security format.
So, the rock opera, I'd give five stars. The security format issue (and the lack of any response from either company) rates zero stars. We'll average this experiance at "three".
I see there's also a 2-disc special edition DVD version (something I'd really like to get) but, again, it's only available in another region other than North America.
With the exposure of the filmed show playing in the States...when will we be able to get it on DVD?
(I bought the CD to listen to in the meantime. Interesting concept: using progressive rock to tell a classic story! Bravo!)
First, you should be able to read this and play the DVD on any windows 7 computer. Sorry, I am not reviewing for MAC or Linux.
Second, rip the DVD with appropriate DVD ripper software. I use Xilisoft DVD Ripper Platimum 4. Burn to DVD with Win7 DVD maker to change from PAL to NTSC format.
A decent Win7 computer can do this with not a lot of pain or aggravation. Great performance and well worth the effort to convert. Enjoy -
I have always been a large fan of the music of The Allan Parsons Project. They too create memorable songs which will stick in your head. Jeff Wayne has created and conducted a masterpiece of timeless music which is in the same style as Allan Parsons. If you end up enjoying Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds as much as I did, I encourage you to seek out the music of The Allan Parsons Project.
Shortly after seeing my recording of Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds, I got on Amazon.com and ordered the DVD. I eagerly await it's arrival so I can once again (probably for the 10th time) enjoy this musical and thratrical masterpiece!!! My 21 year old daughter has been equally taken by this show! A good example of how great musical shows as this can span generations! I have a strong feeling that this musical inturpretation will be as much of a timeless classic as H.G. Wells novel of The War of the Worlds!
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Had to do some work to make it work on NTSC players but it was worth it! This is the best!Published 4 months ago by A. Mandera
However the version I received is in PAL (European / Japan video 50 fps standard) not NTSC (Used in USA / Canada 60 fps standard) but it was view-able using VLC player on my PC.Published 8 months ago by Larry Larsen
Jeff Wayne's DVD musical version of War of the Worlds is a Masterpiece and will probably pass into history along with all the other great composers. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Paul C.
I wasn't sure how the original work would hold up after almost 40 years, but I'd always longed to see this on the stage, and this production didn't disappoint. Read morePublished 13 months ago by N. L. Freeman
Havent been able to watch it, not in this regon, would love tooo see it!!!!!!Published 14 months ago by linda olson
Thanks for stocking this - ad for selling it! The new version is rubbish; this is the best.Published 15 months ago by Lloyd Carpenter
Excellent adaptation of HG Wells told in song and music. Great production- with the added thrill of seeing Justin Hayward (Moody Blues) in a role.Published 16 months ago by P. Susan