Immortal Beloved
Closed Capationed Starring: Gary Oldman Director: Bernard Rose R

Immortal Beloved
208 ratings
Movie on IMDb
LOW STOCK: Only 3 copies left
Sale: $13.49
SUPER SAVINGS: $10.92 Limited Time Only
List Price: $14.99
You Save: $4.07 (27% Off)
Available: Usually ships in 1-3 business days
Format:  DVD
sku:  V4GR
Brand New
Also released as:

DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours
  • Video: Color
  • Released: October 5, 1999
  • Originally Released: 1994
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Single Side - Dual Layer
  • Special Edition
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Dolby Surround - English
    • Dolby Surround - Spanish
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Documentary: BELOVED BEETHOVEN
    • Audio Commentary: Bernard Rose - Director
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Production Notes
    • Biographies: Cast & Crew

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Performer: , , &
Directed by

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 01/26/1995
"...Glorious music..."
New York Times - 12/14/1994
"...Beethoven dazzlingly impersonated by [Oldman]....An extremely ambitious classical music video..."
Entertainment Weekly - 01/20/1995
"...It exerts an irresistible pull....Fine as an evocation of an artist who was able to hold the cosmos between two deaf ears." -- Rating: B
Sight and Sound - 03/01/1995
"...[The] tiny details show that someone has done their homework..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 01/06/1995
"...A film that imagines the mental states of Beethoven with a series of images as vivid and convincing as a dream..."
Empire - 03/01/2009
3 stars out of 5 -- "Oldman gets the madness of the man perfectly; but the real star of the show is Rose, who time and again finds brilliant evocations of Beethoven's music..."

Product Description:

A lush, epic staging of the life and loves of Ludwig Van Beethoven, this film examines the tempestuous composer through one man's search for Beethoven's supposed "Immortal Beloved." The sequence involving the first public performance of the Ninth Symphony is particularly stirring.

Plot Synopsis:

Shortly after Ludwig van Beethoven's death, a mysterious letter signed by the musical genius appears: "What longings with tears for everything...farewell then...Go on loving me, ever yours, ever mine, forever, L.." These mysterious words prove the existence of one true love for Beethoven in the midst of numerous affairs -- and never a marriage -- with countesses. However, throughout history, Beethoven's "Immortal Beloved" remains unknown until now, where with enough evidence, Beethoven's "longing" is revealed, disclaiming all previous theories and biographies about one of the greatest composers who ever lived.


Production Notes:

  • Released theatrically in the USA December 16, 1994.
  • Shot in Rank color and Panavision, Technicolor prints, Eastman Color Film from Kodak.
  • In Dolby Spectral Recording.
  • Shot on location in the Czech Republic, in cooperation with Balzer International Films, Ltd. Prague.
  • Additional cast: Luigi Diberti (Franz Josef); Donal Gibson (Karl Holz); Matthew North (Young Karl van Beethoven); Geno Lechner (Josephine); and Claudia Solti (Theresa).
  • Additional credits: Jim Lemley & Chris Silver Finigan (production managers); John Stronach (music supervisor); Tirelli Costume Roma (costumes).
  • Music by Beethoven used in the film courtesy of Sony Classical:
    "Missa Solemnis in D Major, Op. 123"
    "Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73" (Emperor)
    "Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 47" (Kreutzer)
    "Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13" (Pathetique)
    "Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55" (Eroica)
    "Piano Sonata No. 14 (quasi una fantasia) in C-sharp Minor,
    Op. 27, No. 2" (Moonlight)
    "Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61"
    "Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67"
    "Piano Trio No. 4 in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1" (Ghost)
    "Symphony N. 6 in F Major, Op. 68"
    "Für Elise"
    "Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 124"
    "Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92"
    "String Quartet, Op. 130"
    "Christus am Olberge, Oratorio, Op. 85"
  • "The Thieving Magpie" by Gioacchino Rossini.
  • Copyright 1994 Icon Distribution Inc.

Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:

Customer Rating:
Based on 208 ratings.
Be the first Movie Lover to write an online review of this product!

Similar Products

Movie Categories:
Product Groupings:
TV Shows:

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 30,205
  • UPC: 043396747692
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

To place an order or for customer service, call toll-free 1-800-336-4627 or outside the United States, call 1-610-649-7565
Open Monday-Friday: 8am-10pm, Weekends: 10am-9pm (Eastern Time)
Se habla Español! Spanish-speaking representatives available, Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm (Eastern Time)