Hey Mr. Producer!: The Musical World of Cameron Mackintosh
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Not the real deal. A cheap (pirate?) copy with CHINESE Subtitles from beginning to end. MENU page located at the end!?? DOLBY STEREO no existent. Can't watch it. Total disaster. There are many complaints on the net accusing this company of scamming people. I did think I could trust the sellers on Amazon but after this I suggest that you check the sellers' Bona Fides yourself.
Fans of West End theater will recognize many of the performers including Maria Friedman, Colm Wilkinson, Michael Ball, Ruthie Henshall and Lea Salonga. Bernadette Peters also makes an appearance, but my favorite highlights are Jonathan Pryce singing "American Dream" from Miss Saigon and a young Hugh Jackman singing "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'" from Oklahoma. Elaine Page also makes an appearance to sing "Memory" from Cats. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Sondheim both make appearances and do a "dueling piano's" number that anyone who has ever done any work in the theater will appreciate.
This is really a must have for any fan of the musical theater.
I bought an imported one (from another web site), which has some Chinese texts on the box and the DVD also provides Chinese subtitles. I'm not sure if it's the same version on Amazon.com. On my version, though, the English subtitles contain some annoying typos.
Performers actually acted out their parts and there are some props on stage which is great, unlike some other concert DVDs I've seen where performers simply dress up and sing at the microphones. The tribute video clip to Cameron done by Andrew Lloyd Weber and Stephen Sondheim (I think) was full of humors.
Because of the time constraints, many of the pieces are cut short, which I find unfortunate. But what can you expect when they try to fit a bunch of shows to only within a few hours? It only contains enough to make you long for more.
Among the first favorites are likely to be a generous selection of five songs from Frederick Lowe's and Alan Jay Lerner's "My Fair Lady," as sung by Liz Robertson, Jonathan Pryce, and others. We also get a nice selection of three songs from the under-appreciated masterpiece "Little Shop of Horrors," by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman (creators of Disney's beloved The Little Mermaid: two of the songs are delivered by Ellen Greene, who created the part of Audrey on Broadway; and played it in the delightful movie of the same name, Little Shop of Horrors). Bernadette Peters delivers a nice "Unexpected Song," from Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Song & Dance." English stage star Sonia Swaby gives us a heart-felt "As Long as He Needs Me," from Lionel Bart's "Oliver.Read more ›
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The quality of this DVD is extemely poor. Part way through it froze for severla mintues then jumps forwad and skips about 1/3 of the program. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Amazon Customer
Great dvd. This dvd is loaded with great songs and great talent. I originally bought this dvd because of Michael Ball but I was pleased with the other great performers such as... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
There should be 2 discs. Instead there was only one. The second disc is missing. As a result I am missing the second part of the concert, Also there ae disturbing subtitles in... Read morePublished 11 months ago by bob graydon
The Dvd is great and so is the CD's,the first CD is sadly unplayable as though its bent or something,its brand new but ruined by what I have just said Its played on one of the best... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Mark A Helliwell
I had taped this show off television some years ago and have watched it many times, always trying to find the original show on DVD. I am so happy it was finally released. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Allene McDowell
The dvd is terrific with wonderful performances by a variety of stars. I saw the show on PBS years ago and have wanted this dvd since then. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Linda Glover
If I could, I would have returned it. The quality was very poor. It was not as good as my VHS recording. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Carol Reich
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