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Henrik Ibsen Collection (6pc) (Dig Gift) [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Judi Dench , Michael Gambon , Alex Segal , Elijah Moshinsky    DVD
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  • Actors: Judi Dench, Michael Gambon, Kenneth Branagh, Freddie Jones, Natasha Richardson
  • Directors: Alex Segal, Elijah Moshinsky
  • Writers: Eva Le Gallienne, Henrik Ibsen, Michael Meyer, Philip H. Reisman Jr.
  • Producers: David Susskind, David Willmott
  • Format: Box set, Closed-captioned, Colour, DVD-Video, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 6
  • Classification: Unrated (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: BBC Warner
  • DVD Release Date: 24 July 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B000PAAK5U
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 35,274 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful
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OK....a formidable collection of top-notch productions of plays by the undisputed master of mid-19th century drama. The 'latest' production here is a 1992 'Doll's House' with Trevor Eve and Juliet Stevenson...the earliest is a fifties 'Master Builder' with Donald Wolfit. Inbetween we get Eileen Atkins in 'Lady From The Sea', Hopkins and Rigg superb in a great production of 'Little Eyolf', an 'interesting' (ie, not totally satisfactory) updating o 'Enemy Of The People' to 1970s Scotland and Judi Dench in 'Ghosts'. Also included are a good cross-section of radio plays, the earliest being Ralph Richardson in a war-time 'Peer Gynt' broadcast and included are the rarely seen 'Pretenders' and never-seen 'Emperor And Galilean'.

What more could we want, you might think? Well, 'Hedda Gabler', one of Ibsen's supreme works is represented only by a black and white version featuring a somewhat too old and miscast (but by no means bad) Ingrid Bergman. The BBC possesses stronger versions of this play, particularly the 1972 version with Janet Suzman (though I imagine that Ian McKellen's presence in that probably made it too expensive to licence), but even the 1993 'Oirish' version with Fiona Shaw might have made a more intersting choice (or - better yet - supplement).

Most of these productions are studio-bound and younger viewers may find some of the archive performances a bit 'stagey' - this is not something that bothers me, though. But why hasn't this set has a Region 2 release? The R1 forces you to sit through an interminable ad for 'BBC America', which you can't bypass.

Those caveats aside, though, this is a bargain and one which no fan of Ibsen should pass up!
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61 of 64 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A masterful collection 6 Nov 2007
By J. Lamarre - Published on
Because one of the earlier posters asked, the titles included in the set are "Brand", "A Doll's House", "Hedda Gabler", "The Wild Duck", "Ghosts", "Little Eyolf", "An Enemy of the People", "The Lady from the Sea" and two versions of "The Master Builder." Also included are the following plays in radio versions: "Peer Gynt", "The Pretenders", "Emperor and Galilean", "The Pillars of Society", "Rosmersholm", "John Gabriel Borkman", "When We Dead Awaken" and "A Meeting in Rome" by Michael Meyer (a play about a meeting between Ibsen and August Strindberg).
31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic performances of Ibsen 1 May 2009
By R. A. Camp - Published on
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Henrik Ibsen Collection (Hedda Gabler / Ghosts / Little Eyolf / The Wild Duck / The Master Builder)

A wonderful collection of definitive performances of great plays, unobtainable in the U.K. 8 radio plays included. These performances by casts including Michael Redgrave,Judi Dench, Anthony Hopkins, Diana Rigg will never be bettered. Beautifully spoken and understood. The producers really know their Ibsen and bring out all Ibsen's subtle ironies and nuances. Alas, the BBC do not produce such great plays any more: very wise for any true theatre-lover to grab this collection while it is available. I have been studying Ibsen for 40 years; these productions are the culmination of my `Ibsen experience'. I know all the plays intimately; very few moments in these productions jar. Faithful period detail and costume: characters and background look convincingly `Victorian': contemporary productions (which are rare anyway) invariably make Hedda, Nora, Gina etc. look as if they've just walked in off the streets of New York or London, let alone Oslo. Seeing them actually prompted me book a Eurostar train to Oslo to visit the Ibsen Museum. Michael Meyer translations are relatively faithful: again, contemporary versions make the language much too chatty and contemporary.
Richard Camp, Brecon, UK.
21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful drama collection 30 July 2007
By Peregrine Reader - Published on
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I am impressed with this collection. The older versions of the plays hold up very well and are as vital as the later productions. The acting is magnificent - an impressive array of talent. Also it is a great bargain!
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A COLLECTION FOR THE AGES 17 Oct 2007
By Calicokid - Published on
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This aural and video collection of Ibsen should be in the collection of all who treasure the theatre experience. All the performances are very fine. Any collection that contains even such a truncated version of HEDDA GABLER with Bergman, Richardson, Redgave and Howard needs no further endorsement. Be ready for some memorable drama.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Contains my favorite production of A Doll's House 13 Oct 2011
By Jeremy Storly - Published on
Some of the other viewers have described the excellent productions of "Ghosts", "Hedda Gabler", and "Brand", and I agree with them wholeheartedly, but I must say that this collection also contains my very favorite version of "A Doll's House", which, to my knowledge, is not available anywhere else except in this collection. Juliet Stevenson plays Nora so naturally, allowing the character to slowly emerge for the viewer, just as I think Henrik Ibsen intended. Ibsen's intentions aside, she is definitely the Nora audiences deserve. Beautiful! Brilliant! She has never really received the recognition she has deserved, and her performance in this film proves it. The other works are admirable, most of them stunning, all of them worthwhile, but I must say "A Doll's House" came to life for me as never before, thanks to some great performances. Bravo!
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