|Category||Opera/Operetta DVDs, Classic Movies, Musical Videos, Opera, Music Video, Performing Arts, Classical, Musical, Love Story, Operetta|
|Starring||Kenny Baker, Jean Colin, Martyn Green|
DVD.1939 film. Stars Kenny Baker.90 min. Dolby mono.
Mikado review Product Description
1939 performance by The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company of Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Mikado."
A fully restored version starring Martyn Green and featuring the London Symphony Orchestra. Academy Award Nominations: Best Color Cinematography. No longer available through Home Vision Cinema.
Shot in three-strip Technicolor.
The print used for the Home Vision Cinema VHS version is from the Janus collection. ...See Full Description
Mikado movie Customer Reviews
||The Mikado in transition.|
This transition of The Mikado from film or VCR to DVD is a total DVD fiasco. The colors are dull and the sound horrific.
By cvguy (West Palm Beach, FL)
A couple of the songs are relocated or reallocated, and the finale is cut mercilessly, but all-in-all this film is a very pleasant surprise.
By Thomas (Mandurang, Vic, Australia)
||CLASSIC MIKADO FILM NOW ON DVD|
THE MIKADO has always been one of the most popular Gilbert & Sullivan operettas. Along with the usual absurd but ingenious plot, this work offers some of Gilbert's best dialogue and lyrics, matched by Sullivan's uflagging melodic invention.
By johnsond (Hampton, VA, USA)
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Mikado video Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||1280976|
|Release Date||Dec 22, 1998|
|Running Time||87 Minutes|
|Movie Details||Color; Stereo Sound|
Mikado DVD Features
As an operetta, "The Mikado" was the culmination of Gilbert & Sullivan's work--the tale of Japanese prince Nanki-Poo, who is on the run from an arranged marriage, masquerading as a balladeer. He falls in love with Yum-Yum, a woman betrothed to the Lord High Executioner, who has problems of his own--his job (and life) depends upon at least one execution taking place each month, but he's without a current prospect for the ax. Nanki-Poo agrees to be executed if he is allowed to marry Yum-Yum so that he will have a month of romantic bliss, and a comedy of errors ensues, all sparked by classic songs such as "A Wandering Minstrel I" and "Three Little Maids from School."
Source: Image Entertainment, Inc.
Full Frame - 1.33
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