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#1 innopac

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 03:55 PM

Does anyone know more about this dvd that has appeared on Amazon: "Margot & Royal Ballet"? This item will be released on July 6, 2010.

#2 toeprints

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 06:22 PM

I noticed this dvd also - I clicked on the title for more info and just saw "Ann Marie Duff" listed beside the title. I believe that this is the British tv film which was shown in the UK last November. The title does suggest a wonderful idea for a documentary though.

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 07:45 PM

I noticed this dvd also - I clicked on the title for more info and just saw "Ann Marie Duff" listed beside the title. I believe that this is the British tv film which was shown in the UK last November. The title does suggest a wonderful idea for a documentary though.


Is it this dvd?

http://www.amazon.co...duct/B002QH4R36

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 08:02 PM

Here is the link.

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 06:41 PM

I noticed this dvd also - I clicked on the title for more info and just saw "Ann Marie Duff" listed beside the title. I believe that this is the British tv film which was shown in the UK last November. The title does suggest a wonderful idea for a documentary though.


Is it this dvd?

http://www.amazon.co...duct/B002QH4R36

thx
-goro-


Goro, the UK Amazon lists a lot of product info. The US Amazon doesn't give any info, except the blurb "Margot and the Royal Ballet: Ann Marie Duff" - quite silly on Amazon's part to not have additional info.

#6 leonid

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 02:15 AM

Does anyone know more about this dvd that has appeared on Amazon: "Margot & Royal Ballet"? This item will be released on July 6, 2010.


There was a discussion on the film last year in the topic, " New BBC Fonteyn movie "Margot". There are a wide number of comments to read.

#7 Natalia

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 01:29 PM

The UK version of this consists of only one DVD. So why a 2-DVD set for the US? Perhaps the US distributors will pair the film with one of the old documentaries on Dame Margot or one of her full-length ballets?

#8 Pamela Moberg

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 03:31 PM

From what I have heard and read about this movie I would certainly hesitate to cough up almost 30 bucks for it.

Still, one ought to form one's own opinion, I havent seen it, but if I get a chance to borrow it, I will.

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 09:50 PM

The UK DVD is 84 minutes and released by ITV Studios. The US DVD is 213 minutes and from Bfs Entertainment. So its likely they are different productions.

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 04:39 PM

As the original movie is a television production and barely ninety minutes, probably they are pairing it with a Royal Ballet movie or documentary as Natalia suggests. It'll be released in Blu-Ray, apparently.

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 04:08 PM

Here's the info we've been looking for. It's the recent TV biopic, plus Fonteyn dancing the second act of Swan Lake, The Firebird and Ondine. If I'm not mistaken this Royal Ballet film hasn't been available on DVD in the U.S until now.

At age 40, Dame Margot Fonteyn (Anne-Marie Duff – The Virgin Queen, Shameless) was one of the greatest ballerinas of the 20th Century. At her creative peak, she was a woman torn between her loyalties to the Royal Ballet and her marriage to unfaithful Panamanian diplomat, Roberto de Arias (Con O’Neill – Criminal Justice). Under mounting pressure to retire, Margot’s unexpected pairing with young Russian émigré Rudolph Nureyev (Michiel Huisman – The Young Victoria) caused a global sensation and created one of the most enduring and stunning ballet partnerships of all time. Also starring Lindsay Duncan (Alice in Wonderland), Derek Jacobi (Endgame) and Penelope Wilton (Pride & Prejudice), Margot is a timeless tale of love, performance, passion and self-sacrifice.

BONUS PROGRAM: The Royal Ballet
Margot Fonteyn and Michael Somes dance scenes from the ballets, Swan Lake, Firebird and Ondine.


http://www.bfsent.co...sp?number=31000


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