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Jeff Wayne's Musical Version Of The War Of The Worlds (2 Dvd) - IMPORT

3.9 out of 5 stars 45 customer reviews

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nel 1978 jeff wayne compose e produsse uno dei suoi pi grandi e spettacolari concerti di tutti i tempi "la guerra dei mondi", che con le sue quattordici milioni di copie vendute, consacro' il compositore come uno dei pi importanti creatori di musical. nel 2006 lo spettacolo viene rimesso in scena con un incredibile successo di critica e di pubblico.

Product Details

  • Actors: tara blaise, alexis james
  • Directors: david mallet
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: Italian (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby Surround), English (DTS 5.1)
  • Subtitles: Italian
  • Region: Region 2 (Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: G (General Audience)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0041KWAI0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #157,209 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Format: DVD
I'll admit that I always have enjoyed this musical version of War of the Worlds, ever since it came out in LPs so many years ago. Great music, great narration. When I heard that it had been produced as a live stage so (rumors had abounded about this for years) I had to see it.

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".
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Format: DVD
This product is ONLY available as PAL and Region 2, so if you do not have a player that can handle this, do not purchase.
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Format: DVD
I watched a filmed performance on this show on the Sundance Channel recently so people in the USA and Canada are seeing it...but we can't get it in a format on DVD.

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!)
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I first heard this music in the early 70's and loved it. It was not until 1980 that I got the vinyl album. Later I got the CD. Now I have the Live On Stage DVD. Let me tell you this. Listen to the album, either on vinyl or CD. Follow the story using the enclosed booklet with the lyrics and the artwork. Try to picture in your mind what is going on as you listen. Then, when you are ready, watch the DVD. You will be blown away!! The DVD is of the stage version of Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of the War of the World's. An idea first written by H. G. Wells. The special FX are incredible. The music explosive. The cast fantastic. It has literally brought to life the music that captured the world all those years ago. The stage show was only shown in the UK to sold out theatre's which is why the DVD is Region 2 and 4 only. It is not region 1. I have purchased a region free DVD player. You can also play it on your computer by changing the region in your pc settings. Be warned though, you can only change your region a few times, so it might be wise to get a code free player, especially if you are into non US DVD's, get a second pc for non US DVD's or don't buy the DVD, not recommended!! I cannot recommend this DVD enough, the best musical show I have seen since I saw Cats live in London.
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Great show. Music matches the late 1970s double record / current CD set precisely. Problem is how to convert to Region / 1 PAL.

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 -
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I first saw this show on my television guide and decided to record it for later viewing. I thought that a classic science fiction novel as this put to music would be interesting. After I watched it, I was so blown away by the masterful complexity of this musical and theatrical extravagansa! A large strings band, a large modern band, interwoven scenes of live performances which worked wonderfully with the large screen images in the background, story narration interludes done by Richard Burton, and the music ... the wonderful music which after first hearing it, I still can't get out of my thoughts! I find myself continually singing these songs over and over in my head and never tiring of them!
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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