Mikado film Product Information
|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|
Mikado movie was released Nov 18, 1998 by the Image Entertainment studio. 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. My anticipation of receiving the DVD version was a complete let down. What went wrong? The VCR version is total film gratification. It's "loverly"
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. The colour is amazing for a 1939 film, and good by any standards. The D'Oyly Carte company present admirable singing and flawless diction. The highlight is seeing the great Martyn Green as Ko-Ko, especially in the "Here's a How-de-do" See it and enjoy.
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. This 1938 British film version in Technicolor is notable for its beautiful sets and costumes, not to mention the inspired playing of Martyn Green and his fellow Savoyards. Two Americans were also involved, pop singer Kenny Baker and director Victor Schertzinger. Baker was a stiff actor but compensated with a fine tenor voice, while Schertzinger's cinematic style raised the film far above the level of a photographed stage musical. Contrary to the DVD blurb, several songs were omitted from this adaptation, which removes it from any consideration as a "definitive" production, but it is still a wonderfully entertaining film and very much worth seeing.
By johnsond (Hampton, VA, USA)
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Mikado video Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||1280976|
|Release Date||Nov 18, 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.
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