The Nutcracker

Starring: Lesley Collier
Rating 3.6
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 39 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1985
  • Label: Kultur Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

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Product Description:

Under the direction of Gennady RozhdesTvensky, the Royal Ballet performs Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker."

Description by Kultur Films:

Fantasy and magic are the essential ingredients of The Nutcracker, and Tchaikovsky's imaginative score helps bring to life the fantasy world of E.T.A. Hoffmann's enchanting story of The Nutcracker and The Mouse King.

Plot Synopsis:

This new production of "The Nutcracker," created by the director of the Sadler's's Well's Royal Ballet, captures all the magic of this holiday classic.
Once upon a time, on a very special Christmas Eve, a young girl named Clara received an unusual gift from her adored godfather, Drosselmeyer: a little Nutcracker doll. Despite its strange, almost ugly, face, Marie instantly fell in love with the toy, and when her jealous younger brother deliberately smashed it to the ground, she was inconsolable. But late that night, when she crept into the parlor to cuddle her injured doll, she suddenly found herself immersed in a world of danger and magic, as her Nutcracker Prince came alive to battle armies of giant mice and lead her through the snow, into the Land of Sweets.

Plot Keywords:

Ballet | Classical Music | Dance | Fantasy

Production Notes:

  • Choreographer Peter Wright was responsible for this production, and for the ballet's revised scenario. He is the Artistic Director of Sadler's Wells Royal ballet.
    Tchaikovsky ballet expert Roland John Wiley helped Wright do the archival research on the ballet; they attempted to find whatever material survived on the original staging by Lev Ivanov and Sergueyev.
  • Zöe Dominic did the cinematography.
  • Additional cast: Guy Niblett (The Nutcracker) and Jonathan Cope (The Mouse King).
  • The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House performs the music.
  • Produced by BBC Television in association with NVC Arts.

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  • UPC: 032031142992
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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