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Mistral's Daughter [1984] (REGION 2) (PAL) [Dutch Import] [DVD]

Stefanie Powers , Lee Remick    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Stefanie Powers, Lee Remick, Stacy Keach, Ian Richardson, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu
  • Format: PAL, Full Screen, Import
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Dutch
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Video/Film Express
  • DVD Release Date: 11 Feb 2002
  • Run Time: 373 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000E8RHLS
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 30,611 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


PLOT SUMMARY: Beautiful and naïve Maggy Lunel arrives in Paris completely broke. She becomes an artist's model and the toast of Paris, attracting the attention of Picasso-like painter Julien Mistral, an arrogant and selfish man who places his work above everything. Their paths diverge as Mistral's art catches the eye of a rich American woman who becomes his patroness and eventually his wife. During the war years in France, Mistral collaborates with the Nazis in order to continue with his work, a decision that will come back to haunt him years later. In the meantime, Maggy has a daughter named Teddy who grows up and falls in love with Mistral with whom she has a child named Fauve. As Mistral ages, he comes to terms with his selfish past and wartime betrayal through his art, leaving a beautiful legacy for his daughter, Fauve. (written by Anonymous) ABOUT THE DVD: This is a double disc DVD release by VIDEO/FILM EXPRESS for the NETHERLANDS market (Region 2 PAL format - which is the same as in the UK, so it will play OK on all standard DVD players in the UK, and the rest of Europe). The text on the rear of the packaging is in Dutch, and the only subtitles on the discs are Dutch language (which can be switched off, but there are no English subs on the DVDs) AUDIO is the original ENGLISH language - The film is presented in COLOUR and in FULL SCREEN format (4:3 ratio) and runs for a total of 373 minutes (over the 2 DVDs).

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great mini-series! 2 Oct 2009
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I remember watching this as a child and loving both the story and the music. The story is about the life and loves of famous artist, Julien Mistral taking us from his early days as a struggling artist in Paris, marriage to Lee Remick's wealthy & influential heiress (who devotes her life to promoting his career), right up to his death, by which time his work supposedly rivals that of Picasso & Matisse. The story has actually aged quite well - Stacey Keach is excellent as the self-obsessed Julien Mistral, Stephanie Powers and Lee Remick are also very good, although I had a hard time being convinced by the formers attempt to portray Mistral's young and naive muse at the beginning of the story (tough to pretend to be 18 when you're approaching 40!). Despite understanding his attractiveness to women, it is hard to have any sympathy for a character like Mistral who spends most of his life entirely focused on himself and his work with little compassion for those in his life, using his wife and essentially ignoring his own legitimate daughter. When he finally meets Teddie, who is to be the love of his life and bear him the daughter that the title refers to, it almost seems inevitable that, after such a selfish life, he is to tragically lose the one person who he can care for more than himself. It is only when Fauve, his daughter with Teddie, comes back into his life that we see this side of him reemerge, although one can't help but feel that his adoration partly stems from his desire to mould her into everything he thinks she could and should be - a replica of himself.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
This is mini-series based on Judith Krantz best seller is 373mins long. Tells the story of Mistral the suave but selfish French painter, his involvement with Maggie an artist model whose heart he broke to marry a rich woman who will sponsor his painting, the misery of his marriage, his disloyalty to his friends during the war and later his involvement with Maggie's daughter who bore him a child - Mistral's daughter.

Because the movie spans three generations, we are able to see the mistakes people make when they are young, how their past comeback to hunt them, one would say in some instances how they reap their Karma and if they are lucky how they can redeem themselves. This mini-series though quite long is very interesting for the simple reason that we are able to follow through events and see how they impact on the lives of these individuals and their children and how threads of fate can link people through unfinished business or through great wrongs done to one by another or through lack of forgiveness.

With an all star cast - Stephanie Powers, Timothy Dalton, Stacy Keach, Lee Remick, the miniseries is set in the eras before, during and after the world two. This DVD is a region 2 Dutch import, plays in English but subtitled in Dutch. The only extra feature is scene selection. It is a good buy, enjoy!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mistral's Daughter (2 Disc) 18 May 2009
DVD arrived in 4 days, which was great. Instructions for switching off subtitles given were correct and worked perfectly. Brand new, watched and thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tv mini- series 2 Nov 2011
I enjoyed this mini- series when first shown on television and was delighted to find I could purchase it on dvd. It is a Dutch import but everything is in English except for the sub-titles which are in Dutch and these can be easily removed. I am now enjoying watching the story all over again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great 21 Oct 2013
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Been looking for DVD for ages. So pleased when I found it and enjoyed watching it again. Quality was excellent.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Should have "Gone With The Wind"!!! 23 April 2013
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This is a very poor copy, complete with very, very annoying subtitles. It has not stood the test of time at all well. Horrendously dated fashions, hair styles and a very soapy feel to it. Should have just stuck to my memories of the book. Were the eighties that bad? From this dvd production I guess it must have been, what a shame!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this serie 19 Feb 2013
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Really nice, even though I had the impression that some scenes are missing. But never mind, I just love it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars As good as I remembered it 11 Dec 2012
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It seems many years since Mistral's Daughter was first released and since then seems to have been unobtainable. However, out of the blue Amazon have offered the video. It is excellent quality. Stacey Keach portrays the talented but driven Artist Mistral, his performance dominates the story which covers the period of the 30's, the war years and after. The women who loved him were tormented by his obsession with his art until one woman distracts him and brings him happiness and tragedy. Their daughter then dominates the latter part of the story. Its a 'chick flick' but my husband sat through it very happily! Would recommend to anyone who enjoys a romantic saga.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Very entertaining
I saw the series before on TV when first released and was dying to see it again. It does not matter at all that you have the Dutch dub-titles, you don't notice them after a while. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mrs. S. Lang
4.0 out of 5 stars not as good as the book but close.......
Saw it when it first came out and thought it was great, but I think it needs re-doing i.e. updating to attract younger audiences.
Published 5 months ago by KimCWP
4.0 out of 5 stars mistral's daughter
not looked at it yet , because it was bought for a family member will watch it when they have viewed it.
Published 7 months ago by elizabeth
4.0 out of 5 stars Excelent Drama
We enjoyed this vintage drama, the only down side is its a Dutch import, this means all the case notes are in Dutch, however this didn't detract from our enjoyment.
Published 9 months ago by T.Sidaway
5.0 out of 5 stars This is amazing!!!
I remembered this from back in the 80's and ordered it for my friend and I to gorge ourselves on in a long long day of retro viewing. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Mrs N J Bellamy
5.0 out of 5 stars good viewing
choose this video as i do not have time to look for in local shops and mostly i pick items on the spur of the moment
Published 12 months ago by evie
5.0 out of 5 stars Mistral daughter tv film
Great actors involved but a rubbish adaptation of the book,but I remembered it from the tv showing and could not resist watching it again.
Published 16 months ago by marian goldsmith
5.0 out of 5 stars mistrals daughter
my son bought me this for mothers day after many years of wanting to purchase this i was not dissapointed watched both dvd s immedietly brought all the memories back of seeing it... Read more
Published 16 months ago by MRS A C MAYFIELD
5.0 out of 5 stars dvd great
loved it when it was on tv glad to of found it on dvd it great go on buy a copy and ull c how good it ia
Published 18 months ago by miss susan rodger
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