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Uncle Vanya - Laurence Olivier / Joan Plowright [DVD]

Sybil Thorndike , Laurence Olivier , Stuart Burge    Universal, suitable for all   DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Sybil Thorndike, Laurence Olivier, Michael Redgrave, Max Adrian, Lewis Casson
  • Directors: Stuart Burge
  • Format: PAL
  • 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: British Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 22 Aug 2011
  • Run Time: 120 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000DINNF
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,178 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

A classic film version of one Chekov's most famous plays. It was filmed in 1962 at the Chichester Festival Theatre, was directed in four acts by Stuart Burge, and has a cast including Laurence Olivier and Michael Redgrave.

Product Description

United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 0 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Mono ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Black & White, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: A classic production of Chekhov's classic tale of boredom and frustration set on a Russian country estate in the late 19th century. Produced as part of the inaugural season at the new Chichester Festival Theatre, Laurence Olivier directed the play and also performed the role of Dr Astrov. ...Uncle Vanya

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3.0 out of 5 stars What a shame! 20 April 2013
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I was privileged to have seen this production at the Chichester Theatre. I bought the VHS version when it appeared but gave it away because of the dreadful visual quality. Now I have the DVD and expected the picture to be a great improvement. Sadly this is not so. Surely the picture can be digitally improved. It certainly deserves it for it's a masterpiece of British theatre.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Two Knights Playing 20 Aug 2013
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Redgrave is one of the strongest actors in this performance. He is able to be both natural and comical. And time Olivier's performance can be a little weak, personally I preferred Anthony Hopkins in this role. However, the rest of the cast is also very good. Joan Plowright executes the 'crush' (sorry for such a trivial word) perfectly.
Should you buy it? Yes. Why? Because it was and is an excellent piece of British theatre...and an excellent Russian play.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it 23 April 2013
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Personally I love the whole atmosphere this gives you of being at the theatre.....acting is excellent, of course....a wonderful story brought to life by top class actors
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