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Peter and the Wolf: A Prokofiev Fantasy (1994)

Sting  |  NR |  DVD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Sting
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Classical, Color, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC
  • Language: Unknown (DTS 5.1), Unknown (PCM Stereo), English (DTS 5.1), English (PCM Stereo), Italian (DTS 5.1)
  • Subtitles: Cantonese, Spanish, French, German
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Deutsche Grammophon
  • DVD Release Date: November 13, 2007
  • Run Time: 55 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000JJSRNE
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #199,805 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Peter and the Wolf: A Prokofiev Fantasy" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

A delightful DVD of Prokofiev's universally beloved and popular "musical tale," brought to life by human actors in a fairytale world inhabited by Muppet-like characters. Pop star Sting (The Police) lends his voice to a Sting puppet for the witty, enlightening commentary that guides the viewer through this charming suite. Also included is the Italian version with commentary by Academy® Award-winner Roberto Benigni, (Life is Beautiful) acted out by a Benigni puppet.

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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Rendition! November 1, 2007
By msu2ba
Format:DVD
This version of PATW features the Spitting Image puppets from England. There are both subtle and broad visuals to go with the fine musical performance. This version and Dudley Moore's reading of the story are my two favorites. I highly recommend both!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Music lover's review April 14, 2008
Format:DVD
Peter and the Wolf has a special place in our family history. All of us felt that this particular version exceeded our expectations. The music was fabulous, the story has some special twists that were very funny, and the puppets could not have been better. There were special moments that musicians would especially appreciate, too. I couldn't possibly give it less than five stars.
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not traditional March 13, 2008
Format:DVD
The performance is excellent, and the puppets are excellent. The story of the whole fantasy is a little odd, however. I purchased this for use in teaching Music Appreciation, and this recording will probably not suit that use. The video is very funny, in a British humor way, but it's hard to follow the little jabs unless the viewer is already quite literate--musically and verbally. Also, you have to read the box insert before it makes any sense at all. It does not stand by itself.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Downgrading to the story. December 11, 2012
Format:DVD
I'm sure that this is a good film for some people. As it relies on having that type of humour. Although I am open to humorous things, I feel like this was way overdone, and took away from the story. The acting in my opinion, was terribly done, especially the boy 'peter'. I had previously seen Suzie Templeton's version of 'Peter and the wolf' which was absolutely wonderful, and I felt represented the story at it's best, to then see this version, I felt disappointed to say the least. Before in previous versions of this story.. I was upset about the duck. in this version, I was actually not that bothered about it. I didn't feel like there was any room for bonding with the characters. As it all just seemed like it was for a joke. Like I said, that's perfectly fine if you prefer that approach. For me though, I think for this story anyway, I'd have liked to see them take it more seriously. I think it would have had a stronger effect on the viewer that way, as this story has so much potential.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Peter and the Wolf extrordinaire! April 17, 2008
By D.W.H.
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
What a delightful way to introduce a child to classical music! An extraordinary presentation of this children's classic!
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Okay at best March 18, 2009
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Too much over acting by some puppets. The Marx brothers crippled the telling of this classic tale. At fifty, I enjoy a more traditional version rather than this one which tried to be funny and missed the mark.
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14 of 20 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Weird March 18, 2008
Format:DVD
After seeing the beginning of this DVD, I knew that it wouldn't work for my music students. The ugly, caricatured faces of the people would scare little children. Once the story actually begins, it might work for middle grades, except that the duck is portrayed as a drunk. Some adults or teenagers might find the reenactment comical and interesting. Some middle grades kids might like it, while others would just think it was weird. The "triumphant procession" at the end is portrayed as a circus. After Peter and the Wolf, there is an epilogue featuring Overture on Hebrew Themes, in which the grandfather imagines his relatives and they are seen playing instruments and dancing. Last is 'The Classical Symphony' (subtitled "Peter's Discovery"), which has more ugly caricatures. It turns into a food fight! After that, the relatives are dancing with the white wigged guys from the classical symphony.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great introduction to Music March 1, 2014
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First introduced my grandson to Peter and the Wolf when he was five. He is now Eight and when we are together he will often want to listen to hear Peter once again. Great introduction to Classical Music!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gift for grandson
It was very lovely, and we have been playing it a lot. My grandson was entranced by the music and the puppets.
Published 6 months ago by Nancy deForest
1.0 out of 5 stars Does not measure up
We had taped from A & E a Sting performance of Peter, etc. which my granddaughter watched MANY times and we all enjoyed it. Read more
Published 9 months ago by JMC
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific fun - ideal for both adults and children
This production of Peter and the Wolf came about as a direct result of Abbado's request to use his previous CD of Peter and the Wolf as the basis of a Spitting Image presentation. Read more
Published on July 24, 2012 by I. Giles
4.0 out of 5 stars Peter and the Wolf Prokofiev
The dvd that stars Sting and uses puppets as the characters of the narrative is visually captivating and the orchestration is terrific. Read more
Published on March 1, 2012 by Norbert1
1.0 out of 5 stars I don't know what they were thinking
I don't know what they were thinking. The music is incredible. But, the story went back and forth from behind-the-stage scenes to the narrator (Sting) sitting in the audience. Read more
Published on March 23, 2011 by Boztab
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!
We loved this production!!! My 4 year old daughter can watch it endlessly, and there is enough there for the adults to keep them entertained on the 200th viewing.
Published on January 19, 2011 by bazziecat
5.0 out of 5 stars peter and the wolf
A wonderful teaching tool - the smaller children can see the instruments being played ans the puppets keep them interested.
Published on December 20, 2010 by craigus
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