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Rent : Filmed Live on Broadway [Blu-ray] [Region Free]

Adam Kantor , Michael McElroy    Blu-ray
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Adam Kantor, Michael McElroy
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Sony
  • Run Time: 152 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00DK81VXE
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 27,558 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


In New York City's gritty East Village, a group of bohemians struggle to live and pay their rent. "Measuring their lives in love," these starving artists strive for success and acceptance while enduring the obstacles of poverty, illness and the AIDS epidemic. High definition filming of the current Broadway musical.

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I am just blown away... 26 July 2009
I have just watched this DVD, and I have to say, I have never laughed, cried and loved characters as much as this in a long time. This version could possibly be better than the movie, though I'm yet to see that without my copy freezing. Eden Espinosa's voice is just amazing, it has such power. And you will notice other actors, like Will Chase and Tracie Thoms, to name two. This is truly just an absolutely amazing version. With all the terrible musicals out today, like all the pre-teen stuff, RENT is one of those musicals that just really raises the bar. You will laugh your socks off, you will cry like a child near the end and you will really love it to pieces. Please, do buy this and you will surely not regret it.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Live Rent 24 Oct 2009
I saw Rent in Plymouth on the UK tour of 2001 and was almost bowled over. This DVD of the final US performance is a great document of a truly great and original musical. I love it.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Buy - Brilliant Curtain Call 11 Aug 2009
So, after 12 years on Broadway, the masterpiece of the late, great Jonathan Larsson has finally ended. This DVD is the closest many people will get to being able to watch this wonderful and emotional musical in its entirety.
It is fantastic that some of the understudies of the original 'RENT' cast finally got their chance to perform a show that they loved. Will Chase especially is fantastic as Roger, being able to capture to wide range of emotions very well, without losing the emotional attachment and sympathy the character generates.
The cinematics of this film are unbelievable captured brilliantly to show all range of ewmotions and expressions.
I can only say one other thing about this DVD - Buy it today because "There's No Day But Today!"
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How the film should have been 15 Nov 2009
If like me you were disappointed by the film don't let that put you off buying this DVD.
This is Rent how it should have been for those of us unlucky enough not to have seen the show live.

Theatre is notoriously difficult to transfer to film but this recording of a live show works really well. OK, occasionally I'd be itching to see the full set when they were close focused into the action but that's just me being picky.

The energy of the show is all there and the effects are well portrayed. The lighting is beautifully done as are all of the tech aspects.

Singing, dancing and acting is of the high standard you would expect from Broadway and the total effect is uplifting.

It's the next best thing to being there.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bloody brilliant 17 Nov 2009
Don't even hesitate buying this. An amazing musical, fantasticly caputed on screen. Didn't think they could top the film version, but nothing beats how it was originally performed. Truely stunning.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rent dvd 4 Jan 2010
Bought this as a birthday present. So ice to be able (Finally) to get a dvd of the performance. Great musical.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars IN LOVING MEMORY 24 April 2010
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What they say is true, every single word. "Rent" came to mean something very special for audiences who could so identify with the world it depicted. Afterwards, on walls inside and outside the theatre, they would write their heartfelt tributes. No longer did they feel alone, but uplifted - on stage there had been evidence others UNDERSTOOD.

After twelve such years, here we have the emotionally charged final performance. Actually it helps to explore the excellent bonuses before watching it - all the better to appreciate the strain the cast was under, everyone determined to do full justice to Jonathan Larson's memory. He, who created the show, never lived to see it performed. His parents were there on that last night, they visibly overwhelmed by the love that abounded. For years there had been another moving tribute to Jonathan. He himself had been too poor to afford theatre prices. There were so many others like him. The show's organizers before each performance would thus hold a lottery, lucky winners allowed in at a greatly reduced cost. Yes, here was a man to whom the cast owed everything. Now was the last chance to pay tribute.

The performance itself? Suffice it to say, they do him proud - even the hardest of hearts can scarcely fail to be moved.

"I can't believe this is goodbye." It isn't. Believe it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful! 27 Dec 2009
I got this DVD for christmas this year and was absolutely blown away! it is fabulous shame that it is no longer running!

i loved the cast especially Tracie Tohms but i would have really loved to see Idina menzel back as Maureen but Eden was amazing!

Definitely an excellent buy! :)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolute must for any Rent fan
Great to see a live film of Rent. This DVD is a must especially for the behind the scenes extras on the DVD. Read more
Published 1 month ago by CJAB
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT
I the 1996 cast appear and its great to watch this over and over.....brilliant. I would recommend anyone to buy this.
Published 2 months ago by Casper
3.0 out of 5 stars Strange
Had recently seen advertising for a touring company of this show. Over the years had heard about it but knew little about the storyline. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Webb
4.0 out of 5 stars Bought as a gift
Bought this as a Christmas present for someone, and have not yet heard how they enjoyed it. Must find out as I shall buy it for myself if they thought it was good
Published 3 months ago by Maureen B. Tanner
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
I never got a chance to see Rent live but this dvd made up for that in a BIG WAY! Admittedly, sometimes the camera angles are a bit weird, but that's normal in such a small space. Read more
Published 8 months ago by ann-rose de wilde
4.0 out of 5 stars Great show
Great show great music, thoroughly enjoyable. A good distraction for a wet cold Sunday afternoon. If you are a musicals fan and not aware of this show then do indulge
Published 13 months ago by Rodney Stephens
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Show
I really like this show and the music to it. The dvd is a nice close up shot of the last staging of RENT on Broadway. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Ms. Jody K. Duddy
5.0 out of 5 stars Rent final performance
Saw the show in London and saw this on offer and bought it for my daughter.Very different show for me at the time but I loved it.
Published 15 months ago by Jane Brechin
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly emotional
One of my favourite musicals ever. This is a brilliant production. The camera shots have been carefully thought out, the characters are beautifully portrayed. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Ginnie Alcindor
5.0 out of 5 stars Rent - at it's best
The best staging of Rent in my opinion. The most convincing relationship between Mimi and Roger and the extras are lovely.

Have a box of tissues handy.
Published 19 months ago by Horizon
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