The Magic Flute (Criterion Collection)

Starring: Hakan Hagegard & Jane Darling Director: Ingmar Bergman  Rated: G: General Audiences
The Magic Flute (Criterion Collection)
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: G
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1975
  • Label: Criterion
Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide) Encoding
Packaging: Keep Case
Color Digital Transfer
Rarely-Heard Stereo Score
Optional English Subtitles

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Entertainment Reviews:

USA Today - 07/31/2007
"This sprightly version of Mozart's opera is a charming achievement for Bergman..."

Plot Synopsis:

THE MAGIC FLUTE is Ingmar Bergman's wonderfully magic adaptation of Mozart's immortal, last opera. Bergman's acclaimed version tells the story of the efforts of a young prince to save a beautiful princess from the dark forces of evil. The production was originally made for Swedish television, with Bergman's aim being to reach as wide an audience as possible while capturing the spirit of the opera's first performance in 1791.

Plot Keywords:

Classical Music | Fantasy | Opera | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • This film was made for Swedish television (shown January 1, 1975) and released theatrically in the U.S.
  • Estimated budget: $650,000.
  • Bergman made many cuts in the opera's libretto and also added a plot point of his own--one that explained the troubled relationship between the Queen of the Night and Sarastro.

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  • Sales Rank: 97,598
  • UPC: 037429147528
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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