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Nureyev's Don Quixote / Lanchbery, Nureyev, Helpmann, Aldous, Australian Ballet

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4.1 out of 5 stars 36 customer reviews

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Rudolf Nureyev and Robert Helpmann are thrilling in this Australian Ballet production. Also starring Lucette Aldous, Ray Powell, and Francis Croese. Shown in widescreen, and digitally restored to its' original brilliance. Includes bonus features.

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This 1973 film treatment of the ballet classic Don Quixote has a spaciousness, a freedom of movement often missing when a staged ballet production is taped for television. It captures the art of Rudolf Nureyev at the height of his powers, both as a dancer and as a choreographer. With distinguished supporting performances by Robert Helpmann and Lucette Aldous, the production balances lyric and narrative elements, wit and pathos, satire and idealism, with virtuoso solo and ensemble dancing.

Nureyev, a perfectionist, had an enormous airplane hangar in Australia transformed into a studio for the 25 days he spent dancing and shooting this episode in the crazy life of Cervantes's mock-epic hero. The routine 19th-century score by Ludwig Minkus has been modestly upgraded by conductor John Lanchbery, contributing positively to the performance's energy. --Joe McLellan

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Special features

  • Scene synopsis
  • Biographies of John Lanchbery, Rudolf Nureyev, Robert Helpmann, and Lucette Aldous
  • Documentary "A Little of Don Quixote" (16.5 min.)
  • Text summary of restoration process plus side-by-side comparison of the original and restored footage

Product details

  • Actors: Alan Alder, Lucette Aldous, Ronald Bekker, Kelvin Coe, Francis Croese
  • Directors: Robert Helpmann
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Anamorphic, Classical, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Kultur Video
  • DVD Release Date: November 7, 2000
  • Run Time: 111 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 36 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B00004ZEQE
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,558 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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