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Hobson's Choice [DVD] [2006]

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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: ARTHAUS
  • DVD Release Date: 2 May 2006
  • Run Time: 101 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000FA5758
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,815 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it 30 Jan 2009
I heartily recommend it. This is one of the best story ballets out. The dancing, story and characters are beautifully integrated. It's funny, touching, 'feel good' without being sentimental, with lots of robust dancing for blokes who don't like 'men in tights' sort of ballets. Good to see a 'northern' ballet about down to earth people but which neither sacrifices grace nor art.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb virtuoso ballet, quintessentially English 11 Jun 2007
I've read somewhere on the web that this ballet has been described as sort of a celebration of Englishness, and even as a yank, I can't help feeling the same when I watch it. And I never tire of watching it. The dancing is not only precise and virtuosic, but there is superb mime acting and characterization in this production, and by the end of the performance you can't help feeling that you know, and like, these people. A lot of the characterization and flavor of the piece comes from the choreography and staging, like for instance in the park scene, how the grave dignity of the Salvation Army people are conveyed by their movements and attitudes. I waited YEARS for this thing to be issued on DVD, and it is precisely for this sort of release, which has only been issued in a PAL region, that I got a player that plays both PAL and NTSC formats. If you can play it, do get it, you won't be disappointed. It should never be out of print.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hobsons Choice Ballet DVD 5 Jun 2012
By gcoll75
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Being in a production of Hobsons Choice I thought this would be a good aide to me, my intention was to buy it watch it and sell it on but having watched it this is now permanently lodged in my dvd collection, I would recommend this to anyone interested in theatre/ballet as it is certainly a unique and interesting take on the hobsons choice story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not for Snobs 25 Jun 2013
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A beautiful 'pick-me-up' piece for lovers of Ballet, unless you are one of those snobs.

Very lighthearted music, something of a cross between a bit of Sullivan and Disney or Rogers Hammerstein stuff where I almost expected Dick Van Dyke to come sneaking in. Very few dull moments, but rather predictable British-Scottish type musically, and offers no surprises.

The choreography and dancing are really superb, and so is the cinematography. Most of the time there is a lot going on stage, and is quite racy. The dances have been tailored to suit mostly any good dance company without too many pyrotechnics. It is an ideal 100 minutes for introduction of Ballet to youngsters and kids, and a whole load of fun reminiscent of Royal Ballet Production of La Fille Mal Gardee in its approach.

For an old video, it is quite clear, and the music recording of the highest quality obtainable then. I would not be surprised to find a blu ray release of this shortly, but for now, this will be quite OK.

Yes... Buy it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hobson's choice 5 Jan 2012
By Rufus
It was an anniversay present, as we had spent our honeymoon at ballets in London many years ago.
Delighted to have this dvd. The production is brilliant, and we can watch it over and over again. Wonderful.
Thanks for the prompt service.
best wishes...
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