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The Gershwins' Porgy And Bess [DVD] [1993]


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  • Actors: Willard White, Cynthia Haymon, Gregg Baker, Cynthia Clarey, Marietta Simpson
  • Directors: Trevor Nunn
  • Writers: Trevor Nunn, Dorothy Heyward, DuBose Heyward, Yves Baignères
  • Producers: Dennis Marks, Greg Smith, Jac Venza
  • Format: Classical, PAL, Full Screen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: French, Italian, German
  • 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: Exempt
  • Studio: EMI Classics
  • DVD Release Date: 14 May 2001
  • Run Time: 184 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000059TGQ
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 105,728 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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33 of 43 people found the following review helpful By O. Shahryar on 6 Jan. 2008
Format: DVD
If you want to get to know the Gershwins' 'Porgy and Bess', this is a brilliant version to watch.

Willard White is just incredible, and of course Gershwin's music throughout is just sublime. Seeing 'Summertime' (you know the one) in the context of the show sheds a completely different light on it.

The only annoyance was the poor miming (mouths and voices out of synch), and for me it was a big annoyance. But I still found myself moved from time to time.
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This might be a sign of me getting old but everyone seemed to be singing in a higher register than the songs I held in my memory.
Nothing can detract from the beauty of the lyrics the overall composition and what hits me most is that where drugs are concerned very little changes. A sad beautiful drama almost perfect.
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By Snapper on 8 Jan. 2014
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I had an old video tape of this production which I loved, so I decided to buy the DVD version. It shows its age, with an aspect ratio of 4:3 and video quality which is nothing special, but the sound is good and the performance brilliant, with only the odd hint that it is actually mimed.
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