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Hedda Gabler [1980] [DVD]

Diana Rigg , Elizabeth Bell , David Cunliffe    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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Hedda Gabler [1980] [DVD] + A Doll's House (1973) All Region DVD (Plays on Region 1,2,3,4,5,6 DVD players). Based on the novel by Henrik Ibsen.
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Product details

  • Actors: Diana Rigg, Elizabeth Bell, Philip Bond, Kathleen Byron, Alan Dobie
  • Directors: David Cunliffe
  • Writers: Henrik Ibsen, John Osborne
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Network
  • DVD Release Date: 23 Jun 2008
  • Run Time: 75 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001870VS0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 39,855 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

BAFTA-winning actress Diana Rigg stars as the beautiful but manipulative Hedda Gabler in John Osborne's adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's classic play. With strong support by heavyweight actors Alan Dobie, Philip Bond, Denis Lill and Kathleen Byron, Emmy-nominated David Cunliffe's play remains, for some, the definitive version of what is arguably Ibsen's best work.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By J. Lovins TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Koch Vision present "HEDDA GABLER" (1981) (78 mins/Color) (Dolby Digital) --- Henrik Ibsen's classic play "HEDDA GABLER" is brought to the screen in this adaptation, which was originally made for television --- The stunning adaptation of Ibsens groundbreaking play that tells the story of an ambitious woman trapped in the stifling environment of a 19th century marriage, "HEDDA GABLER" features an ALL-Star cast that includes: 5-time Emmy Award Nominee, Diana Rigg plays Hedda with a strong supporting cast.

Under David Cunliffe (Director), Henrik Ibsen (Play Author), John Osborne (Screenwriter) - - - - the cast includes Diana Rigg, Kathleen Byron, Alan Dobie and Dennis Lill - - - - - - the story line and plot, Stuck in a loveless marriage to intellectual George Tesman (Denis Lill), the ambitious Hedda Gabler (Diana Rigg) hungers for a life her husband can't provide --- When a former flame, the successful Eilert (Philip Bond), enters the picture, violence and blackmail aren't far behind --- Diana Rigg is the manipulative Hedda, who will not or cannot conform to what society considers "normal" for a woman --- The arrival of an ex-lover on the scene gives her the opportunity to determine someone else's fate--but of course that is not what Ibsen was writing about --- in the adaptation by John Osborne.

Great job by Koch Vision --- looking forward to more high quality titles from the BBC Collection film market --- order your copy now from Amazon or Koch Vision where there are plenty of copies available on DVD, stay tuned once again for top notch releases --- where they are experts in releasing long forgotten films and treasures to the collector.

Total Time: 78 mins on DVD ~ Koch Vision KOCV6463 ~ (7/17/2007)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Heavily cut 9 Nov 2013
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This version gets very low marks from me because so much of the text has been cut out. There isn't any 'padding' in Ibsen so everything you cut detracts from the meaning of the play. I guess they were forced to do this to make it fit in a TV 'slot'. No amount of good acting can compensate.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Play 31 Oct 2013
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Hedda Gabler [1980] [DVD]
OMG I have been looking for years for this dvd. In the early 80s I managed to get a poor recording on tape & am so excited to find it on dvd at a resonable price. Love the play, very powerful... This is Diana Rigg at her best. Love the ending as she was going to 'live' her life HER way. Thank you AMAZON!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hedda Gabler 24 July 2013
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Diana Rigg is always a fantastic actress in everything she appears in. This production of the Ibsen play was made for ITV Thames. The copy is good and Rigg and company are excellent. Delivery time from the supplier was faultless, well packed and I'm delighted with it.
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