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A good version for a little sofa treat!,
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This review is from: The Hunchback Of Notre Dame [DVD]  (DVD)
This version I remember from the 1980's. It whips along with the plot. Lesley Anne Down looking sultry as Esmerelda, although not quite as sexy as the Disney Esmerelda which is disturbing. Anthony Hopkins giving his bravura best, with a crazy eighties ginger wig, is a moving and sympathetic Quaismodo. Derek Jacobi as the scheming and frownsome Frollo.
The dialouge is often banal, and the narrative contrived, and nothing can equal the power of Alan Menken's score for Disn but these are the only things that stops this from being five stars. The sets, the standard of production value, the casting are all first rate and make it a bit of a gem. Look out also for David Suchet giving a rip roaring "King of Theives" and Pam St Clement and June Brown from Eastenders as two rather surly crone's standing over the font at the start of the movie.
At this price it is a bargain!