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 Post subject: The Magic Flute
PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:47 am 
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Ingmar Bergman's film being released as a dual format edition on Feb 26.


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 Post subject: Re: The Magic Flute
PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:59 am 
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Lovely. A world first, no?


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 Post subject: Re: The Magic Flute
PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:24 pm 
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TMDaines wrote:
Lovely. A world first, no?

I believe it is. "Lovely" is the right word. The best opera on film in my view.


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 Post subject: Re: The Magic Flute
PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:49 am 

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I’d give you equal first with THE TALES OF HOFFMANN (Powell & Pressburger) and DON GIOVANNI (Losey) [-(


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 Post subject: Re: The Magic Flute
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:23 pm 
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Full specs announced:
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The Magic Flute
Directed by Ingmar Bergman
Music by Mozart


Dual Format Edition release on 23 April 2018

Mozart’s immortal opera The Magic Flute (Trollflöjten) is masterfully reworked for the screen by the great Ingmar Bergman in this sublime rendering of one of the composer’s best-loved works – a cheerful and charming operatic celebration of love, forgiveness and humanity. This marvellously melodic visual treat is now available for the first time on Blu-ray and DVD in the UK, released in a Dual Format Edition by the BFI on 23 April 2018, following its recent theatrical release.

A variety of special features include Lotte Reiniger’s enchanting silhouette-animation inspired by the opera.

The Magic Flute stars Josef Köstlinger as Tamino, a young man determined to rescue beautiful princess Pamina (Irma Urrila) from the clutches of parental evil, helped – or perhaps even hindered – by the roguish pipe player Papageno (Håkan Hagegård).

Special features
• Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition
Papageno (1935, 11 mins): Lotte Reiniger’s enchanting silhouette-animation inspired by Mozart’s opera
In Mozart’s Footsteps (1938, 11 mins): fascinating post-Anschluss travelogue by roving aristocrat Lady Dunn
On Such a Night (1955, 37 mins): the colourful adventures of an American opera buff on his first visit to Glyndebourne, directed by Anthony Asquith
• Illustrated booklet with new writing by Sameer Rahim and Vic Pratt and full film credits

Product details
RRP: £19.99/ Cat. no. BFIB1299 / Cert PG
Sweden / 1975 / colour / 137 mins / Swedish language, with English subtitles / original aspect ratio 1.33:1 / BD50: 1080p, 24fps, PCM 2.0 stereo audio (48kHz/24-bit) / DVD9: PAL, 25fps, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo audio (320 kbps)


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 Post subject: Re: The Magic Flute
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:46 pm 
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Is this the HD debut of Anthony Asquith talkies?


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 Post subject: Re: The Magic Flute
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:53 pm 
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No, Network have released The Importance of Being Earnest.


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