Amadeus (Blu-ray)
Starring: F. Murray Abraham & Tom Hulce Director: Milos Forman  Rated: R: Restricted

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Amadeus (Blu-ray)
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 3 hours
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1984
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Commentary by director Milos Forman and writer Peter Shaffer
    • The Making of Amadeus documentary
    • Theatrical trailer
  • Director's Cut
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.39
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
    • Dolby True HD 5.1 - English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
    • Subtitles - Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Spanish

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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1984 - Best Actor: F. Murray Abraham
Academy Awards 1984 - Best Adapted Screenplay: Peter Shaffer
Academy Awards 1984 - Best Art Direction - Set Decoration
Academy Awards 1984 - Best Costume Design
Academy Awards 1984 - Best Director: Milos Forman
Academy Awards 1984 - Best Makeup: Dick Smith
Academy Awards 1984 - Best Picture
Academy Awards 1984 - Best Sound

Entertainment Reviews:

Sight and Sound - 03/01/1985
"...An unexpected and strangely moving spectacle..."
New York Times - 09/19/1984
"...[Hulce] gets better and better....[Forman] has preserved the fascinating heart of [the play]....Well done."
Variety - 09/05/1984
"...AMADEUS is loaded with pleasures....[Abraham] is quietly excellent..."
Total Film - 07/01/2000
"...Milos Forman's opulent drama is sheer quality..."
Uncut - 08/01/2000
"A class act."

Product Description:

In a lavish 18th century parlor in Austria, an elderly man is found, by his servant, with his throat slashed. The wound is self-inflicted, and the man is the little-known composer Salieri (F. Murray Abraham), contemporary and adversary of the now-famed, but once reviled, composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Tom Hulce). Later, from his cell in an insane asylum, Salieri tells a priest (Herman Meckler) the story of his association with Mozart, confessing that he actually killed the brilliantly gifted but troubled young man. Based on the award-winning play by Peter Shaffer, Milos Forman's riveting, brilliant, Oscar-winning AMADEUS is a fictionalized account of the real-life mysterious death of Mozart. Abraham, in the role that won him the Best Actor Oscar, is the celebrated court composer to Joseph II (Jeffrey Jones)--his confidence and religious dedication shaken when he meets the boorish 26-year-old Mozart as he chases his future wife (Elizabeth Berridge) around a party while making obscene remarks. Furious that this clownish boy can produce such beautiful music, Salieri determines to keep Mozart's talent from lasting recognition and sets himself on a course for Mozart's destruction that leads to his own as well. Mozart continues to mount beautiful, moving operas (incredibly staged in the film), but becomes obsessed with writing a Requiem as his friends, family, health, and resources waste away, Salieri's manipulating presence always there. It is hard to imagine anyone--whether they are knowledgeable about classical music or not--who would not be held captive by this superb feast for the eyes and ears, a film whose excellence can be felt in every detail.

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Production Notes:

  • Shot on location in Prague, Czechoslovakia.
  • AMADEUS is number 53 on the American Film Institute's list of America's 100 Greatest Movies.
  • The opera sets were designed by Josef Svoboda.
  • The staging of DON GIOVANNI in the film was shot at the Tyl Theater, the actual site where Mozart conducted the opera's premiere some 200 years earlier.
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