- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 54 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: June 10, 2003
- Originally Released: 1995
- Label: Image Entertainment
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Audio Commentary: Stephen Sondheim, James Lapine, Donna Murphy, Jere Shea, Marin Mazzie, Ira Weitzman
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Entertainment Weekly - 06/13/2003
"...Stephen Sondheim's intimate 1994 musical actually blossoms in its filmed incarnation..."
PASSION is a powerful, bold Sondheim musical centered around a love triangle between a young soldier and two women; one beautiful and married, the other sickly and destitute. Giorgio, a handsome young soldier, is in love with a stunningly beautiful married woman, Clara. Upon his separation for her, Giorgio meets the ailing, repulsive Fosca, who falls madly in love with him. Giorgio becomes oddly drawn to the depths of her emotion for him, though he is disgusted by her appearance, and continues to observe her as she becomes sicker and sicker.
Description by Image Entertainment:
An unforgettable chronicle of the redemptive power of love, this is a mesmerizing musical rhapsody from the Broadway team of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. In 19th century Italy, handsome soldier Giorgio, is embroiled in a steamy affair with lovely, and married, Clara. Giorgio is transferred from Milan to a remote military outpost where he comes into contact with the ailing, homely Fosca, his commanding officer's cousin. Fosca falls instantly and deeply in love with Giorgio, who resists her affections. Gradually she reveals, and Giorgio learns to appreciate, what is truly beautiful about herself. This highly acclaimed Broadway musical features extraordinary performances from Donna Murphy (The King & I), Marin Mazzie (Ragtime, Kiss Me Kate) and Jere Shea (Damn Yankees). A haunting study of obsessive love, this striking production offers a visual and musical feast that will linger in your heart and soul forever! Winner of 4 Tony Awards: Best Musical, Best Actress (Musical) - Donna Murphy, Best Book (Musical) - James Lapine, Best Original Musical Score - Stephen Sondheim
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