Immortal Beloved (Blu-ray) R

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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 1 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: August 21, 2007
  • Originally Released: 1994
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.39
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French
    • Subtitles - Arabic, English, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Behind the Scenes

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Entertainment Reviews:

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 20,715
Moments like these may lift Immortal Beloved high enough for even the most skeptical of purists to forgive it. Moments like these and, of course, all that glorious music. Full Review
Orlando Sentinel
May 23, 2019
A turgid affair with a palette that recalls used Ace bandages. Full Review
Washington Post
May 23, 2019
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...
Empire
Mar 1, 2009
Rating: 2/5 -- Puffed up and pompous, but puny, this is a stodgy pudding of a film that moves at a snail's pace and tries unsuccessfully to accommodate wildly different performing styles from actors of various countries. Full Review
Sky Cinema
May 23, 2019
...Beethoven dazzlingly impersonated by [Oldman]....An extremely ambitious classical music video...
New York Times
Dec 14, 1994
Ultimately, Beloved has all the sound and fury of Beethoven's music but none of its emotional resonance. Full Review
People Magazine
May 23, 2019
Rating: 2/4 -- Da-da-da-DUMB! Full Review
Baltimore Sun
May 23, 2019

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 you...my life...my 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.

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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.

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  • UPC: 043396208711
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