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The Great Caruso [DVD] [1951] [NTSC]

Mario Lanza , Ann Blyth , Richard Thorpe    Universal, suitable for all   DVD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
Price: £19.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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Product details

  • Actors: Mario Lanza, Ann Blyth, Dorothy Kirsten, Jarmila Novotna, Blanche Thebom
  • Directors: Richard Thorpe
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Warner Archive
  • DVD Release Date: 4 April 2014
  • Run Time: 2 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00JGOGDZ2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 168,101 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Bravo, Enrico! Bravo, Mario! Renowned tenor Mario Lanza portrays his long-time singing idol Enrico Caruso in the crowd-pleasing musical that was 1951's #4 box-office hit. Suggested by Dorothy Caruso's biography of her husband, The Great Caruso rings out with aural pleasures (27 musical selections) and shines with the grandeur of a life lovingly refracted through the Hollywood biopic lens. The music (by Puccini, Donizetti, Verdi and more) emphasizes works most closely associated with Caruso. The story, spanning Caruso's Naples boyhood to worldwide acclaim and tragedy-stricken final performance, touches on the down-to-earth character traits that spread the singer's fame beyond the black-tie society of Metropolitan Opera connoisseurs. Nominated for three Academy Awards*, the movie won for Best Sound Recording.This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.This product is expected to play back in DVD Video "play only" devices, and may not play in other DVD devices, including recorders and PC drives.


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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A gift that gave great pleasure 9 July 2009
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I bought this DVD as a gift for an elderly lady who, being hard of hearing, wanted sub titles.

I haven't seen it personally, but I have been told that the quality is excellent; clear picture and sound. The lady is delighted with it as this is one of her most favourite films and one she thought she would never get on DVD.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent service 1 Mar 2008
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Arrived well before estimate. Had a minor technical hitch which was resolved by e-mail within minutes. In spite of resolution, the seller immediately despatched a duplicate DVD. The original was in excellent condition, sound and colour reproduction impeccable."
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mario Lanza 21 Jan 2012
Format:DVD
What a treat this film is. It is a slight sanitized version of his life but the music is great and the sheer escapism felt when watching it is priceless.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great singing 31 July 2010
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I have waited sometime to get a UK compatible DVD of this. The singing is pure magic and the sound excellent in the songs. I have really enjoyed it. The film was made 60 years ago and colour has faded and has a pink hue, and the spoken dialog is much softer than the singing and needs some volume control at times, but buy it for Lanza's singing. The last scene doesn't play on my DVD player but is fine playing on my computer.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible quality 22 Sep 2012
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I bought this for my Mum, tried it to make sure it works and I was shocked at how bad the picture and sound quality is, it is as bad as a 20 year old VHS recording, which is probably what it is, transferred to DVD. I'd go as far as to say this may even be an illegal release on Amazon. Buy the import version instead, that looks like an official Warner release (which I thought this was, should pay more attention in future.)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellant Service 30 Mar 2009
Format:DVD
Ordered on Friday, received on Monday. Quality is good for it's age, shame about Japanese subtitles.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best there is. 4 April 2012
By Paul
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This film is the best music film ever because it tells the true story of a great person with a fantastic voice. I have been waiting to get this for some time now and at last I have we watch it almost every night it is that good. Thank you for your attention to this matter.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Great Caruso 7 Dec 2009
Format:DVD
I was raised on Caruso and Mario Lanza and cannot get enough of his music and especially any films he has appeared in. I would like more of his films but find them very hard to get on DVD for this region. Irene
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars My best film !
I love that CD ! I have seen that film several times , but very happy to see it again , ( and again ! ) on my OWN CD !
Published 27 days ago by eric ruggier
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 1 month ago by DM
5.0 out of 5 stars The Great Caruso
I enjoyed the film so much as I've been looking for this film for years but to no success until I checked it was available after all this time on Amazon, I received it with... Read more
Published 3 months ago by H Turner
5.0 out of 5 stars FOR THE FIRST TIME.
I was very pleased with the quality and sound of the film. I was also pleased with the other Mario Lanza films.
Published 4 months ago by Michael Mchale
5.0 out of 5 stars Great classic but I would recommend the 2013 version
I've been looking for this film for a gift but it seemed only poor quality versions were availabe. Then I found the 2013 MGM version on the Italian Amazon website and both the... Read more
Published 4 months ago by kat.d
5.0 out of 5 stars Marvellous Movie.
Bought this for my Mothers birthday, she loved it. Mario Lanza is brilliant and brought repeated joy to my Mother.
Published 8 months ago by mr christopher lowe
5.0 out of 5 stars Considering it was filmed so long ago it was great.
One of the best films ever made, Mario Lanza is the best tenor ever even better than the Great Caruso
Published 8 months ago by Dianne Jepson
5.0 out of 5 stars The great caruso DVD
Purchased this for a friend and have seen just the start of the film.
Although there is a pinkish haze (not unbearable) the sound and visual quality is very good when taking... Read more
Published 9 months ago by R. Williams
4.0 out of 5 stars mario lanza i
i enjoyed the music and great voice of mario lanza it arrived early no complaints a great loss to the world when he died
Published 12 months ago by david summers
5.0 out of 5 stars a wonderful film
i saw this film many years ago, and was delighted to find this dvd. it really is a wonderful film which is lightly based on the life of Caruso. buy it you will love it!!
Published 13 months ago by Vivienne C. Henderson
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