Topsy-Turvy (Criterion Collection)

Starring: Jim Broadbent & Allan Corduner Director: Mike Leigh  Rated: R: Restricted
Gilbert & Sullivan & So Much More
Topsy-Turvy (Criterion Collection)
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 40 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1999
  • Label: Criterion
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Disc One: The Film
    • Audio Commentary by Cinematographer Dick Pope
    • Audio Commentary featuring Director Mike Leigh
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • TV Spots
    • Disc Two: The Supplements
    • New Video Conversation between Leigh and Musical Director Gary Yershon
    • Leigh's 1992 Short Film A Sense of History, Written by and Starring Actor Jim Broadbent
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Featurette from 1999 including Interviews with Leigh and Cast Members
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1
    • Dolby Digital Surround

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Directed by
Edited by
Music by
Screenwriting by
Composition by
Produced by
Director of Photography:

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 2000 - Best Costume Design: Lindy Hemming
Academy Awards 2000 - Best Makeup: Chris Blundell & Trefor Proud

Entertainment Reviews:

Variety -
"...[A] beautifully crafted and lively romp..."
Rolling Stone - 01/20/2000
Ranked #2 in Rolling Stone's "Ten Best Movies of 1999" -- "A touching masterwork about the art of making art..."
Total Film - 03/01/2000
"...Beautiful to look at...as funny as it is poignant, TOPSY-TURVY boasts a handful of great supporting turns..."
USA Today - 12/17/1999
"...What a merry revelation -- one of the year's best movies and certainly its most delightful screen surprise..."
Los Angeles Times - 12/15/1999
"...The performances cut deeper than usual for costume films, and the actors once again seem to literally become who they're playing. That's especially true with the intense, captivating work done by Allan Corduner as Sullivan and Leigh veteran Jim Broadbent as Gilbert..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 01/21/2000
"...Gloriously entertaining....TOPSY-TURVY is about love of the theater....It is one of the year's best films..."
Wall Street Journal - 03/13/2014
"There's something thrilling about Mike Leigh's movie, which is as smart as it is beautiful, and miraculously entertaining."

Plot Synopsis:

TOPSY-TURVY is director Mike Leigh's entertaining tribute to theater pioneers Gilbert & Sullivan. The tale focuses mainly on their production of THE MIKADO from 1885, with Leigh's obvious affection for their work evident in every immaculate scene.

Plot Keywords:

Great Britain | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: December 15, 1999
  • Shot on location in England.
  • TOPSY-TURVY is director Mike Leigh's first period piece, after dealing solely with modern day critiques of the English working class.
  • Philip French of The Guardian (U.K.) named TOPSY-TURVY one of the top ten films of 2000.

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 97,370
  • UPC: 715515069014
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