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This review is from: Mascagni/Leoncavallo - Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci [DVD]  (DVD)
Be warned..... Deutsche Gramophone should be ashamed for releasing such poor, if not an appalling quality film. The film which was poorly made and released in video format was not that good the first time round, but I would have expected Deutsche Gramophone to have released this after being re-mastered, but sadly they seem more concerned in making a quick buck... How anyone can watch it is beyond me. I was so looking forward to this and especially as the DVD cover has been revamped and gives one the impression that the recording has too. That's the only thing Deutsche Gramophone did to this... The DVD cover....So as I've said BE WARNED! ... Personally I never thought that Franco Zeffirelli managed to capture the essence of the opera, and the semi stage and open-air production doesn't work. One or the other, but not mixed is my opinion so what is the point of struggling on, when there are far better ones on the market. Save your money.. Or buy my copy...