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Guys & Dolls: Off the Record [VHS]

4.7 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews


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Product Details

  • Actors: Walter Bobbie, Christopher Chadman, Jossie DeGuzman, Peter Gallagher, Nathan Lane
  • Directors: Gail Levin
  • Producers: Gail Levin, David Linde, Eve Chilton, John Hart, Michael David
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • Studio: RCA
  • VHS Release Date: May 10, 1994
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6303076769
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #516,258 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

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Off the Record is not a full-length performance of the classic musical Guys and Dolls, but rather a 55-minute documentary about the making of the studio recording by the cast of the smash 1992 revival. Featured are complete takes of such all-time favorite songs as "Fugue for Tinhorns," "Adelaide's Lament," "Sue Me," "The Oldest Established," and "Luck Be a Lady." Especially thrilling are the company numbers, including one of Broadway's greatest showstoppers, "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat." In addition to the music, director Jerry Zaks and musical director Edward Strauss offer coaching on the harder numbers (we thankfully see only two of the first 129 takes of "My Time of Day"), and stars Peter Gallagher, Josie de Guzman, Nathan Lane, and Faith Prince offer commentary on the show and their characters. This video does a terrific job of capturing the excitement, tension, and energy of the studio and is a lot of fun for anyone who enjoys Broadway cast recordings. --David Horiuchi

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Format: VHS Tape
I performed in this musical when I was 16, and I adored every aspect. Since then, the music has become some of my favorite, and I love anything to do with it. This movie not only gave me an idea of what it must have been like to do this show professionally, but it also revealed the personalities of some of my favorite Broadway stars! I thought it was a neat idea for a video!
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This recording is a wonderful opportunity for anyone who has not seen the Broadway cast perform this fun show! This is how I was introduced to Faith Prince, whose performance is ASTONISHING and FAR surpasses the relatively lame one from the movie. It's not a full reproduction of the show, but all of the big numbers are done completely and you can >>> SEE <<< the fun that the cast is having with the music and the roles.

Though I really, REALLY liked Frank Sinatra as Nathan Lane and Stubby Kaye as Nicely-Nicely, I would have LOVED to see THIS group perform the show!
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By A Customer on April 10, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
Recently I have been preforming in my area's theater production of Guys & Dolls. This movie was a great learning experience for me becuase it shows what it takes to be a professional singer. I REALLY reccommend it.
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The clips of the cast within recording sessions with the orshestra are nice, but I really wish there was footage of the songs then in place on stage. The very opening starts with a few clips from stage, then the rest of the video is just in the recording sessions.
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There's no doubt that Guys & Dolls is a Broadway classic. In this DVD, viewers get a glimpse behind the scenes of the recording of the cast album. Nathan Lane, Faith Prince, and dozens of wonderful performers will knock your socks off,
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After you watch this you'll need to get the Loesser song book. Short of being backstage during the original rehearsal this is a look at what it takes to put a unique evening together. Audio is excellent, acting, and there is some, is tops. The disc belongs in the library of any B'way fan. Not to be confused with the awful "Guys and Dolls" two CD thing.
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I remember watching this video in 1992 on television. I had to own it and found it on Amazon. Not only is the music a joy to listen to, the cast recreates this legendary American Broadway musical with great passion. You get to see a younger Nathan Lane and Peter Gallagher plus other Broadway professionals (actors, actresses, musicians, sound crew) working together. I recommend this DVD to any viewer who appreciates the work of theatre- a must for those who collect.
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G&D is so old there is a danger in its actors giving the aura of "taking it for granted". But not with THIS cast of
the best of Broadway's stars. The show was a mega hit in its most recent stage appearance in New York City and
for a change, someone decided to capture the recording of the music album for CD, and turned it into a television
most-watched program that resulted in the recording of the "soundtrack" being captured for television. For the actor
this is a lesson in working on a musical, and for the producer, instrumentalists, and others interested in how Broadway
shows' music gets committed to CD, this is a don't miss. All the stars - JK Simmons, Nathan Lane, Faith Prince, etc., are the
known pros of Broadway who gathered for this terrific performance which ran 1992-through 1995, and we are most fortunate
that the late Edward Strauss conducted, and that the well known actors signed on for the cast. This recording features all of
them in a video made right inside the studio during the sountdrack recording. It's a barrel of fun!
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