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Les Miserables 25th Anniversary | DVD | (04/01/2013)
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Specia Edition, includes Souviener Booklet And 40 minutes of unseen footage, also BBc Documentry Dream The Dream.
Camp Rock | DVD | (01/12/2008)
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Get ready to sing and dance like never before with the electrifying Disney Channel Original Movie Camp Rock! When Mitchie scores a job as a cook at Camp Rock her life takes an unpredictable twist and she learns just how important it is to be true to yourself. Join the platinum-selling Jonas Brothers and the hottest cast of performers at the coolest summer camp anywhere!
Bugsy Malone | DVD | (17/02/2003)
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Writer-director Alan Parker's feature debut Bugsy Malone is a pastiche of American movies, a musical gangster comedy set in 1929, featuring prohibition, showgirls and gang warfare, with references to everything from Some Like It Hot to The Godfather. Uniquely, though, all the parts are played by children, including an excellent if underused Jodie Foster as platinum-blonde singer Tallulah, Scott Baio in the title role and a nine-year-old Dexter Fletcher wielding a baseball bat. Cream-firing "spluge guns" side-step any real violence and the movie climaxes cheerfully with the biggest custard pie fight this side of Casino Royale (1967). Unfortunately for a musical, Paul Williams' score--part honky-tonk jazz homage, part 1970s Elton John-style pop--lets the side down with a lack of memorable tunes. Nevertheless, Parker's direction is spot on and the look of the film is superb, a fantasy movie-movie existing in the same parallel reality as The Cotton Club and Chicago. A rare British love letter to classic American cinema, Bugsy Malone remains a true original; in Parker's words "the work of a madman" and one of the strangest yet most stylish children's films ever made. On the DVD: Bugsy Malone's picture is presented non-anamorphically at 1.66:1, with rich colours and plenty of detail. The print is excellent. The audio is stereo only and while full and clear seems to leave a hole in the middle of the soundstage. Extras include an informative commentary by Parker, eight pages of trivia notes by Parker and a very informative 12-page booklet, also by the director. There are three trailers, nine character profiles, two scored galleries, and more imaginatively, a multi-angle option to compare Parker's sketches, their comic-strip realisation by Graham Thomson and the finished opening sequence. Quality over quantity make this a strong collection of extras, though recollections from the stars would have added so much more. --Gary S. Dalkin
Shrek the Musical | DVD | (02/12/2013)
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Bring home the magic of broadway! The greatest fairy tale never told comes to life as never before in Shrek The Musical the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical based on the smash-hit movie! Featuring a fantastic score of 17 all-new songs along with unforgettable characters and outrageous humour Shrek The Musical is ogre-sized fun for the whole family! 2009 Best Costume Design. Special Features: From Swamp to Stage: The Making of Shrek the Musical Sneak Peak
Sunday Night at the London Palladium - Volume One | DVD | (08/11/2010)
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Sunday Night At The London Palladium: Volume One (2 Discs)
Taboo | DVD | (16/05/2005)
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Boy George's hit new musical Taboo is a glittering funny and audacious spectacle celebrating the exotic fashions the exuberant lifestyles and extraordinary characters of London's 1980's New Romantic movement in one of the most original and colourful musicals ever seen. Taboo features 20 new songs written by Boy George alongside classic hits like Do You Really Want To Hurt Me and Karma Chameleon. Nominated for 4 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical Best Actor in a musical (Eu
Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds - The New Generation: Alive On Stage | DVD | (25/11/2013)
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Stage musical adaptation of H.G. Wells' alien invasion novel recorded live at London's O2 arena in 2012. The reimagined story which was first released in 1978 as a concept album by Jeff Wayne is narrated by Liam Neeson and includes performances by Jason Donovan Marti Pellow and Ricky Wilson.
My Fair Lady | DVD | (01/10/1999)
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Hollywood's legendary "woman's director", George Cukor (The Women, The Philadelphia Story), transformed Audrey Hepburn into street-urchin-turned-proper-lady Eliza Doolittle in this film version of the Lerner and Loewe musical. Based on George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion, My Fair Lady stars Rex Harrison as linguist Henry Higgins (Harrison also played the role, opposite Julie Andrews, on stage), who draws Eliza into a social experiment that works almost too well. The letterbox edition of this film on video certainly pays tribute to the pageantry of Cukor's set, but it also underscores a certain visual stiffness that can slow viewer enthusiasm just a tad. But it's really star wattage that keeps My Fair Lady exciting--that and such great songs as "On the Street Where You Live" and "I Could Have Danced All Night". Actor Jeremy Brett, who gained a huge following later in life portraying Sherlock Holmes, is quite electric as Eliza's determined suitor. --Tom Keogh
Bugsy Malone | DVD | (03/12/2001)
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Remember that scene in Jerry Maguire where the title character suddenly realises the foolhardiness of his impulsively written manifesto? That's how director Alan Parker (Mississippi Burning) ought to feel every day of his life since making this dopey, 1976 musical featuring an all-kid cast playing Prohibition-era gangsters and molls. What was Parker thinking? The cuteness of the concept never did hold up for more than 10 minutes, but the film extends it impossibly into a feature. Jodie Foster is on hand, lip-synching a Paul Williams song (Williams wrote the score), but even she can't detract from Parker's silliness. It's a toss-up as to whether children will enjoy watching it, since the characters and the milieu are based on adult situations. -- Tom Keogh, Amazon.com
Moulin Rouge -- Two-Disc Set | DVD | (03/05/2004)
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Watching Baz Luhrmann's award-winning Moulin Rouge is a lot like falling in love. It is total immersion cinema and while you're experiencing it ("watching" is too passive a word) you can't imagine that cinema could be for anything else. In the harsh, objective post-viewing daylight Lurhmann's gaudy spectacular might seem like a triumph of glossy style over any genuine substance, but as the film unfolds Lurhmann subjects his audience to a such a barrage of overtly stylised music, dance, colour, design and human passion that the senses are overwhelmed and critical faculties put on hold for the duration. The story is paper-thin, but that's hardly the point. Nicole Kidman's courtesan Satine falls for poor poet Ewan McGregor while pledged to a psychotic English Duke. The show goes on, of course, and we know it will end in tragedy--because that's the sort of story this is, and the only thing that makes it bearable is the knowledge that it's all just brilliant artifice. The third of Luhrman's "Red Curtain" trilogy (after Strictly Ballroom and Romeo + Juliet), Moulin Rouge reinvents musical cinema, acknowledging its debt to past masters like Vincente Minnelli (Gigi) and Michael Powell (The Red Shoes), but taking in the best of rock video along the way. The incessant MTV-style editing might seem like a distraction, but in the end a film insane enough to include Jim Broadbent's cover of "Like a Virgin" defines its own genre rules. On the DVD: this double-disc package sets new standards of presentation while also having an ideally appropriate light-heartedness. The extra features are as inventive in their use of the format as the film itself. Highlights include not one but two commentaries--one by Luhrmann, his designer and his cinematographer, the other with Lurhmann and his fellow scriptwriter Craig Pearce. We get two videos of "Lady Marmalade" and there are also uncut dance numbers, for example the fabulously dark Tango sequence in all its detail, which come with alternate camera angles so that you can edit your own version. There are whole segments on the glittery costumes, the three-dimensional model of Paris and the transformation of Kylie Minogue into the Green Fairy of absinthe. The film is presented in anamorphic widescreen (formatted for 16:9 TVs) with a visual aspect ratio of 1.85:1 and has lush, velvety Dolby Digital 5.1 or DTS 5.1 sound options. --Roz Kaveney
Beat Street | DVD | (12/04/2005)
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A slightly dated but nonetheless fascinating snap shot of musical history, Beat Street is an urban musical detailing the roots of hip-hop. Set in early 1980s New York, the film focuses on the lives of a small group of young people setting their experiences against the larger backdrop of the city's burgeoning music scene. The story of up and coming DJ Kenny and his relationship with jazz musician Tracy may only be a device, but it's surprisingly effective, as is the ultimately tragic tale of graffiti artist Remo. The movie's real raison d'être, however, is to showcase the sounds of the street and thus is full of some of hip-hop's most influential names--Melle Mel, Doug E Fresh, Kool Moe Dee, The Rocksteady Crew, Jazzy Jeff and Arthur Baker--and while the combination of electro and rapping may sound a little crude to modern ears, there can be no doubt that Beat Street is the sight and sound of history being made. On the DVD: Beat Street on disc comes with pretty basic picture quality, but the soundtrack has benefited greatly from the digital remastering. The extras are limited to a collection of stills from the film and an amusing guide to break beats, which seems like a wasted opportunity. Given the nature of the movie, it's something of a shame that this disc doesn't go deeper into the subject matter. For a far more detailed examination of how the music of Kraftwerk blended with the sounds of American city streets, go to Volume 3 of the excellent BBC series Dancing in the Street. --Phil Udell
Aladdin Musical Masterpiece Giveaway DVD | DVD | (21/05/2012)
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Soar away on a magic carpet ride of non-stop laughs and thrills in one of the most spectacular adventures of all time!In the heart of an enchanted city, a commoner named Aladdin and his mischievous monkey Abu battle to save the free-spirited Princess Jasmine from the schemes of the evil sorcerer Jafar. Aladdin's whole life changes with one rub of a magic lamp as a fun-loving, shape shifting Genie appears and grants him three wishes, setting him on an incredible journey of discovery.Enter a Whole New World of Fun in this limited time Musical Masterpiece Edition. Sing along with Aladdin, Jasmine and Genie to five of your favourite songs from this Classic Disney Film - it's everything you could ever wish for.
Paint Your Wagon | DVD | (04/02/2002)
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Set in No Name City California during the gold rush this musical comedy concerns prospectors Ben and Pardner and their unusual nuclear family. The business partners strike a deal to share Ben's wife Elizabeth whom Ben purchased from a Mormon. But the free-thinking Ben is worried about rivalry over Elizabeth from the town's all-male population hungry for female company. So he arranges to kidnap a stagecoach full of working girls on their way to a nearby city and sets up a brothel
The Music Man | DVD | (03/04/2006)
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We're getting ready to blow our horn like we've never blown it before! Let 76 trombones lead the big parade from the Great White Way into your home. It's the Music Man the screen version of one of Broadway's all-time blockbusters a skyburst of Americana as irresistible as 4th of July fireworks.
Les Miserables | DVD | (30/10/2000)
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The 10th-anniversary-concert video of the international musical sensation Les Misérables might be the best thing to appease fans until a full-fledged movie comes along. Or it might be even better, as feature films are often subject to extra musical casting considerations and this 1995 dream cast is superb. Reprising their roles from the original London company are Colm Wilkinson (Valjean), Michael Ball (Marius) and Alun Armstrong (Thenardier). From Broadway come Judy Kuhn (Cosette), Lea Salonga (Eponine) and Michael Maguire (Enjolras); from a later London production comes Ruthie Henshall (Fantine); and from Australia comes Philip Quast (Javert). Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's score vividly captures the passion of Victor Hugo's epic tale of pre-Revolutionary France, combining tear-jerking ballads ("I Dreamed a Dream", "Bring Him Home") and rousing anthems ("Do You Hear the People Sing"). The format of this concert is closer to that of a dramatic cantata rather than a fully staged production; the singers stand at their microphones with an orchestra and chorus behind them, but they do wear costumes and participate in some movement. At certain points, such as the climax of the barricade scene, the video switches to action from a stage production. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra sounds great, and it can be thrilling when 200 choristers (dressed in logo T-shirts) rise to their feet for a full-company number such as "One Day More". Also, subtitles provide date and scene information and help move the story along. This 147-minute version contains footage not seen before, most notably the encore in which a progression of 17 actors who have played Valjean around the world share "Do You Hear the People Sing?" Each sings a line in his native language, a testament to the enduring power of this show to audiences everywhere.--David Horiuchi, Amazon.com
Billy Elliot The Musical | Blu Ray | (24/11/2014)
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Seen by over 10 Million people with a global theatre box office of over $720 Million and winner of over 80 theatre awards worldwide comes the one-off spectacular production from London&rsquo;s West End! This amazing one-off staging of Billy Elliot is a celebration of one of the most popular and successful stage shows and has never been available to own on DVD or Blu-ray until now! &lsquo;Based on the Academy Award&reg; nominated film Billy Elliot the Musical has won the hearts of millions since it opened in London&rsquo;s West End and has gone on to captivate audiences around the world winning over 80 theatre awards along the way including Tony Awards&reg; and 5 Olivier Awards. Set in a northern mining town against the background of the 1984/&rsquo;85 miners&rsquo; strike Billy&rsquo;s journey takes him out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and whole community and changes his life forever. The original creative team behind the film including writer Lee Hall (book &amp; lyrics) director Stephen Daldry and choreographer Peter Darling are joined by music legend Elton John (music) to produce a funny uplifting and spectacular theatrical experience that will stay with you forever! .&hellip;breathtaking choreography&hellip;&rsquo; &lsquo;&hellip;remains the best musical in London.&rsquo; &lsquo;Billy Elliot&hellip;.is still terrific&rsquo; Baz Bamigboye Daily Mail April 2013 &lsquo;A fantastic inspiring and uplifting night!&rsquo; BBC Radio 2 Chris Evans &lsquo;Still the Musical of the Decade&rsquo; Radio 2 18 May 2009 Great Paul Gambaccini &lsquo;Not only the best musical in London now possibly the best British musical ever &ndash; It&rsquo;s simply tremendous&rsquo; Paul Callan 21 August 2009 Daily Express &lsquo;A Definitive British Musical&rsquo; Time Out 3 November 2009
The Rivals | DVD | (20/09/2004)
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Captain Jack Absolute is in love with the beautiful wealthy heiress Lydia Languish. But she has romantic notions to marry a humble soldier. To win her affections Jack assumes the role of a penniless ensign. However Lydia runs the risk of losing half her inheritance if she upsets her Aunt the social climbing Mrs Malaprop - ""the very pineapple of politeness"". Set in Bath The Rivals is a sparkling summer comedy of wit love and marriage.
Hello Dolly | DVD | (18/04/2005)
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Glittering stage numbers showcase a commanding Barbra Streisand as Dolly Levy a New York matchmaker who can find a mate for anyone. Anyone but herself that is. Determined to marry wealthy Walter Matthau she lures him out of Yonkers and sets about wooing him.
Shakespeare: As You Like It (Shakespeare: As You Like It Globe Theatre 2009) | DVD | (26/04/2010)
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William Shakespeare's As You Like It: Globe Theatre 2009
A Star Is Born | DVD | (10/09/2018)
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The fire of Barbra Steisand. The magnetism of Kris Kristofferson. The reckless world of big-time rock 'n' roll. All three bring anew passion and timelessness to A Star Is Born, one of the screen's classic love stories (previously filmed in 1937 and 1954) and winner of five Golden Globe Awards, including Best Picture, Actress and Actor (Musical/Comedy). // Paul Williams, Kenny Loggins, Leon Russell and others worked with Steisand on one of the most popular song scores ever, topped by the Streisand/Williams Evergreen winning the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award as 1976's Best Original Song. Their teamwork resulted in a box-office triumph as well as a considerable achievement (Clive Hirschborn, The Hollywood Musical).