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Saraband For Dead Lovers [DVD] [1948]

Stewart Granger , Joan Greenwood , Basil Dearden    Universal, suitable for all   DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Stewart Granger, Joan Greenwood, Flora Robson, Françoise Rosay, Frederick Valk
  • Directors: Basil Dearden
  • Writers: Alexander Mackendrick, Helen Simpson, John Dighton
  • Producers: Michael Balcon, Michael Relph
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • 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: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Ealing Studios
  • DVD Release Date: 7 May 2007
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000N3T2HQ
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,248 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

This British-made period drama tells the story of a young woman (Joan Greenwood) who is torn between her love for a dashing rogue (Stewart Granger), and her duty to her husband by an arranged marriage, George Louis of Hanover, later to become George I.

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United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: A historical romance of star-crossed lovers set in the days of George I. A memorable tribute to Stewart Granger who died on August 16th, 1993. Based on the novel by Helen Simpson. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: Oscar Academy Awards, ...Saraband for Dead Lovers ( Saraband )

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5.0 out of 5 stars Saraband For Dead Lovers 26 Mar 2011
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The subdued technicolor is perfect for setting the mood of this excellent film. Very British in production, It's almost as if it was deliberately aimed at being as un-Hollywood as possible. There is no fantasy or glamour here, instead an energy and realism that's rather startling in a film of this age. Acting is of the high standard you would expect from the cast. Joan Greenwood and Stewart Granger are superbly convincing as the tragic couple, with Granger rating this as one of the few films of which he was proud. Brace yourself for the ending!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Handsomely mounted historical romance 21 April 2012
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In 17th century Hanover, a young girl (Joan Greenwood) is betrothed against her will to the uncouth and cruel Prince George Louis (Peter Bull), who is in line to inherit the throne of England. When a countess (Flora Robson) who wields behind the scenes power in court circles brings her latest consort, a Swedish Count (Stewart Granger), to the court, there is an immediate chemistry between the Princess and the dashing Swede. However, this passion will lead to tragedy for all involved. Based on the historical romance novel by Helen Simpson, this is a lush rich looking Technicolor film (the first for Ealing studios) whose art and set direction earned an Oscar nomination. There are enough court intrigues and political manipulations to keep one interested in the proceedings but as a romance, it's more fizzle than sizzle. The lovely Greenwood was always better at playing vixens rather than wan damsels and Granger is at his dullest. The best performance is delivered by Flora Robson, looking more glamorous than usual, as the plain and aging countess whose revenge destroys even herself. Directed by Basil Dearden. Douglas Slocombe (THE LION IN WINTER) did the Technicolor cinematography and the strong score by Alan Rawsthorne. With Francoise Rosay, Anthony Quayle, Michael Gough and Megs Jenkins.

The Optimum DVD is a nice looking if slightly faded transfer which doesn't quite illustrate the film's original Technicolor hues.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Saraband for Dead Lovers 29 Mar 2014
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This is a wonderful old film. I love anything Stewart Granger was in but this was definitely one of the best
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5.0 out of 5 stars I just love this film 7 July 2013
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I felt as if I was there, instead of home watching a film. I loved the lovebirds and Peter Bull. I had read in articles that Flora Robson was the one that stood out. Well, she was very good (and very loud) but my favourite were Stewart Granger and Joan Greenwood. If I may say so, I felt that Granger was "wearing" his role like his skin.
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5.0 out of 5 stars MY MOTHER IS IN THIS FILM ! 29 April 2013
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4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Stewart Granger 16 Mar 2012
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Stewart Granger was a consummate actor who was rarely given film roles that portrayed his talents to the full or brought him the stardom he deserved. Although this film is based around a somewhat mundane plot, he plays his part well. On the whole, I like the film, but much preferred him in 'The Prisoner of Zenda' which provided a much stronger storyline.
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