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    Quote Originally Posted by Aksel View Post
    Interesting interview. And some very good samples. Although I'm not sure I buy the whole skinny Falstaff.
    But it is to be said that I still prefer my boys Ambrogio and Tito.
    That's great. You can have your boys and leave mine all to me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkAngel View Post


    The legendary 1984 MINGES / DOMINGO Carmen (movie version) finally rises from the grave in Blu Ray!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    USA release date 8/30/11, it is in my Amazon wishlist, it will be mine!
    Wow! I want it too! Will it be released earlier in Europe? I can't wait!
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkAngel View Post


    The legendary 1984 MIGENES/DOMINGO Carmen (movie version) finally rises from the grave in Blu Ray!

    USA release date 8/30/11, it is in my Amazon wishlist, it will be mine!
    I should remind Natalie that Rugerro Raimondi also stars in this version........he he
    (but she knows that and already has the item saved in her basket)


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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkAngel View Post
    I should remind Natalie that Rugerro Raimondi also stars in this version........he he
    (but she knows that and already has the item saved in her basket)

    Damn! I never knew Rugerro looked that . . . hot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkAngel View Post
    I should remind Natalie that Rugerro Raimondi also stars in this version........he he
    (but she knows that and already has the item saved in her basket)
    What do you think started me on this mad DVD purchasing spree - the memory of this film, the excitement of finding it on Amazon, that first parcel (before the courier knew my name and shoe size).

    And let's have a better illustration of the beauties of this film:

    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkAngel View Post


    The legendary 1984 MIGENES/DOMINGO Carmen (movie version) finally rises from the grave in Blu Ray!

    USA release date 8/30/11, it is in my Amazon wishlist, it will be mine!
    Looks very promising, went to Olive Films website, blu ray mastered from 35mm archivial original film stock! (not reworked from existing DVD master)

    Format aspect ratio increased to true widescreen 1.85 anamorphic compared to 1.66 of old Sony DVD release. Also 3 extra minutes of runtime bringing total to 155........

    Even if you own the old Sony release you may want to upgrade

    http://www.olivefilms.com/Operas___M...5ienunfviach10
    Last edited by DarkAngel; Jul-05-2011 at 13:22.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkAngel View Post
    Even if you own the old Sony release you may want to upgrade
    Don't have a blu-Ray player so maybe not worth it at this point.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamascarlatti View Post
    Don't have a blu-Ray player so maybe not worth it at this point.
    Natalie, you should definitely upgrade. They are quite cheap now, and the jump in quality of image is great; but even better is the jump in quality of sound. A DTS Master track or a Dolby True HD track on a blu-ray are something that puts DVD sound tracks to shame. There are blu-ray players now for less than $100.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almaviva View Post
    The two newest blu-rays I've been waiting for got such negative reviews on Amazon.com that I'm having second thoughts.

    It's the new Rusalka with the cute new soprano Opalais, and the Gergiev Les Troyens with the weird spaceship/computer setting.

    Has anybody seen them already? I'd much rather trust one of you guys than Amazon.com customers. I'm hesitating to buy until I hear from one of you.

    PS - Can someone who speaks German please translate this into English for me? Thanks in advance. I tried with Google Translator and got most of it but the translation is still not too good, so I hope someone else here will do a better job. It's one of the Amazon.co.uk customer reviews for Rusalka:

    "Die Aufführung ist musikalisch grossartig. Die Geister werden sich an der Inszenierung scheiden. Kusej erzählt die Geschichte völlig neu und zum Teil in drastischen Bildern. Heile Welt ist das nicht und nicht jedermanns Sache. Wer sich darauf einlassen kann, erlebt eine der spannendsten Opernabende der letzten Jahre. Aber einfach macht es einem Kusej nicht."
    *looks around* nobody? Well, I'll give it a go, but I'm not saying this is correct:

    The performance is fantastic, musically. However, there will be divided opinions on the production. Kusej tells the story in a completely new way, sometimes with drastic imagery. This is no beautiful world, and not to everyone's taste. Those who let themselves enjoy it will experience one of the most exciting operas of the last few years. But Kusej does not make it easy.

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    Thanks, FragendeFrau
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Quote Originally Posted by FragendeFrau View Post
    *looks around* nobody? Well, I'll give it a go, but I'm not saying this is correct:

    The performance is fantastic, musically. However, there will be divided opinions on the production. Kusej tells the story in a completely new way, sometimes with drastic imagery. This is no beautiful world, and not to everyone's taste. However, those who let themselves enjoy it will experience one of the most exciting operas of the last few years. But Kusej does not make it easy.
    Close. However, since this is an important decision for Alma, allow me to make a few key corrections for his benefit:

    The performance is fantastic, musically. However, there will be divided opinions on the extensive use of push-up bras. Kusej tells the story in a completely new and bosom-fixated way, sometimes with incredible displays of cleavage. This is no flat-chested world, and not for people who can't handle all that excitement. However, those who let themselves enjoy amazing displays of breast augmentation will experience one of the most exciting mammary extravaganzas of the last few years. But Kusej does not make it easy on your blood pressure.

    There, Alma. I hope that's helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amfortas View Post
    Close. However, since this is an important decision for Alma, allow me to make a few key corrections for his benefit:

    The performance is fantastic, musically. However, there will be divided opinions on the extensive use of push-up bras. Kusej tells the story in a completely new and bosom-fixated way, sometimes with incredible displays of cleavage. This is no flat-chested world, and not for people who can't handle all that excitement. However, those who let themselves enjoy amazing displays of breast augmentation will experience one of the most exciting mammary extravaganzas of the last few years. But Kusej does not make it easy on your blood pressure.

    There, Alma. I hope that's helpful.
    OH RIGHT. I have ordered five copies. You know, in case some get lost in the mail, or some break.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almaviva View Post
    The two newest blu-rays I've been waiting for got such negative reviews on Amazon.com that I'm having second thoughts.

    It's the new Rusalka with the cute new soprano Opalais, and the Gergiev Les Troyens with the weird spaceship/computer setting.

    Has anybody seen them already? I'd much rather trust one of you guys than Amazon.com customers. I'm hesitating to buy until I hear from one of you.

    PS - Can someone who speaks German please translate this into English for me? Thanks in advance. I tried with Google Translator and got most of it but the translation is still not too good, so I hope someone else here will do a better job. It's one of the Amazon.co.uk customer reviews for Rusalka:

    "Die Aufführung ist musikalisch grossartig. Die Geister werden sich an der Inszenierung scheiden. Kusej erzählt die Geschichte völlig neu und zum Teil in drastischen Bildern. Heile Welt ist das nicht und nicht jedermanns Sache. Wer sich darauf einlassen kann, erlebt eine der spannendsten Opernabende der letzten Jahre. Aber einfach macht es einem Kusej nicht."
    Hang on a minute. Did I not do a review of Rusalka in the misc DVD thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jflatter View Post
    Hang on a minute. Did I not do a review of Rusalka in the misc DVD thread?
    Yes you did, I've read it already and ordered it, thanks. So your review has motivated me to order the first copy. The other four, I've ordered after amfortas' revised translation.
    Last edited by Almaviva; Jul-06-2011 at 17:18.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almaviva View Post
    The two newest blu-rays I've been waiting for got such negative reviews on Amazon.com that I'm having second thoughts.

    It's the new Rusalka with the cute new soprano Opalais, and the Gergiev Les Troyens with the weird spaceship/computer setting.

    Has anybody seen them already? I'd much rather trust one of you guys than Amazon.com customers. I'm hesitating to buy until I hear from one of you.
    I think that you will find that the Amazon UK review rating has just improved.

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