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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Region 2 please ?
This is really very good, having watached a lot of it on You Tube, the concert staging works well and the performances are superb. Please, please can we have it in Region 2 format ?
Published 18 months ago by L. A. Ferguson

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1.0 out of 5 stars Bad service from Amazon
Was just about to do my order with one click when I decided to read the reviews for "Company"....How can this be...a product advertised as Blue Ray multi-regional and the buyers this side of the pond experiencing difficulty playing on their Blue-ray multi -regional players.. Obviously going going to give this one a miss until the technicalities are ironed out. Maybe not...
Published 12 months ago by John Craig


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Region 2 please ?, 26 Jan 2013
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This review is from: Company [DVD] [2011] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
This is really very good, having watached a lot of it on You Tube, the concert staging works well and the performances are superb. Please, please can we have it in Region 2 format ?
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I saw it in the movie theatre and it is fantastic but..., 27 Feb 2013
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its is so strongly coded that actually my multi-region blu ray player could not play it and I had to return it. Iam very sorry.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars live performance from Lincoln Center, 6 Feb 2013
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This review is from: Company [DVD] [2011] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
Immediate
compelling
funny
moving
stellar cast
The large orchestra is particularly impressive
Any Sonheim fan should have this in their collection
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Production, 8 Dec 2012
This review is from: Company [DVD] [2011] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
This is a wonderful production, so good you forget it's in concert and not fully staged. A lot of fluidity is brought to the stage by the use of rolling benches. It's extremely well directed and the cast is uniformly brilliant. The orchestra sounds sublime. I saw the original production of Company in 1970 and this new production equals it in every way. Highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Steven Sondheim's "Company" on BLU RAY - Compatibility Issues On This 'US' Disc..., 20 Mar 2014
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Mark Barry "Mark Barry" - See all my reviews
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You will notice that most of the reviews for "Company - A Musical Comedy” (or “Steven Sondheim’s Comedy" as its titled on this issue) are for the ‘DVD’. But if you want to upgrade to BLU RAY and you live in the UK - it poses a problem...

'Both' the American original BLU RAY (2008) and its reissue in 2011 as "Company" on Image Entertainment are REGION A LOCKED - so they won't play on our machines unless they're chipped to be 'all regions' (which few are). And at present (March 2014) there appears to be no European or Region B alternatives.

Until it gets a release on this side of the pond (Region B) - it's another case of Region Coding restrictions denying buffs the BLU RAY they want.

Check your machines capabilities before making an expensve mistake...
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply the best!, 24 Nov 2012
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This review is from: Company [DVD] [2011] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
On his 35th birthday, a confirmed bachelor (Neil Patrick Harris) finds himself feted by his friends, five married couples. Reflecting on his mutual friendships with the couples as well as three young ladies, he examines his inability to commit to a relationship and hopefully, a breakthrough that will allow him to commit to that one special person. Barely released in 2011 to a very limited amount of movie theaters, this filmed version of a live performance is probably as close as we'll ever get of a movie of Stephen Sondheim's musical COMPANY. The fragmented concept of a series of vignettes as conceived is such a theatrical piece that of all Sondheim's shows, it proves the most difficult to translate in cinematic terms. Still, if this is all we'll ever get, I'm eternally grateful because it's terrific "film". Though sole writer's credit is given to the original author George Furth, I've seen two professional productions of COMPANY (including the original cast) and I stand to be corrected but Furth's book seems to have been tweaked and honed and for the better. This production is every bit as good as and dare I say it, perhaps better than the original? It was a real pleasure to see Tick Tock restored to its place as most revivals eliminate the dance number. Directed by Lonny Price. Harris is excellent and you couldn't ask for a better ensemble cast: Patti LuPone (who gives a real depth to The Ladies Who Lunch), Martha Plimpton, Jon Cryer, Stephen Colbert, Craig Bierko, Anika Noni Rose, Katie Finneran, Chryssie Whitehead and Christina Hendricks (MAD MEN) who comes as close to stealing the movie as anyone.

Far superior to the "let the actors double as the orchestra and save money" 2008 release.

The region one Image DVD is a pristine anamorphic wide screen (1.85) transfer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Sondheim Company ever, 25 April 2014
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This is one of the very best live musical stage recordings I have ever seen.The DVD
worked perfectly in my newly acqired multi-region player.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must see !, 2 Mar 2014
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Patti Lupone is (as the rest of the cast) amazing !
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You should definitely watch it !
Sondheim, you're a genius.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Being alive with this show!, 18 Feb 2014
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Like being alive! Great concert version. Some of the people in it had super voices and were so subtle performances.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Super Sondheim, 28 Oct 2013
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Sondheim musical productions in this country are all too rare - so it's a delight to be able to sample this staged concert version which boasts superb performances and production. It rewards playing again and again. I've had it for less than fortnight and have played it 4 times so far - being further enriched with something new with each viewing.
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