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1.0 out of 5 stars The End Of Ballet, 27 Mar. 2008
This review is from: Swan Lake/Sleeping Beauty/The Nutcracker [DVD] [2011] (DVD)
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Three of the most beautiful ballets of all time have been ruined, by nothing less than greediness and laziness from Warner Music Entertainment.

As rightfully mentioned by several other reviewers, the picture quality is surprising poor. The colour reproduction is over-saturated, and grainy in places, and of course the format is 4:3 which looks dreadful on a widescreen TV. The ballet productions themselves are great with colourful and detailed costumes' and sets but sadly you have to use your imagination to truly appreciate their beauty. I feel that the only excuse for the poor picture quality (which is basically like a straight VHS to DVD copy) is laziness. In this DVD age there is an army of technology for digitally restoring and remastering older productions. Just look at all the old television programs that look great on DVD. Like several others I was shocked when two of the discs wouldn't play for me because of the American NTSC format, I had to play them in the bedroom instead which isn't really a problem, but I don't think everybody will have a player and/or TV capable of playing them which is again a shame. This boxed set was ripe for special features but sadly we are given none, anything would have been nice but, none is just cheek.

Some very poor decisions have been made regarding The Ballet Box. Unfortunately the good packaging and excellent ballet performances aren't enough to justify the price tag and insults. Therefore if you're a fan of ballet, I would suggest you avoid this item as it's probably condemned to end up in the bargain bin. Either stick to better releases or just go and see the performances live.
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