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Beautiful Production, Regretable Product
on 20 April 2011
I love this Don Quixote. It gave Don Quixote more weight to make the story cohesive. I was totally moved by Don Quixote's determination and kindness when the ballet ended in Don Quixote and Sancho Panza's marching at the center of the stage. The principal dancers were great, the production was beautiful and luxurious. The energy and youthfulness were immediately palpable. There will be more Don Quixote blu-ray release in the future, I think this one will stand as unique as it is today.
Then why only two stars? It is because of the camera work. When the camera moved, the motion blur was just awful. Out of 23 ballet blu-ray discs I have, only two suffer motion blur this bad (the other is Balanchine's Jewels by Paris Opera Ballet, Opus Arte 2008 release). I watched it on a 120Hz LCD TV. LCD TVs can have different degree of motion blurs, but I am sure this is not the case. I used a computer software to look through the video file frame by frame. I found that the blur occurs within the frames, that means you will see it on plasma TV as well. Those who are sensitive to motion blurs should be prepared for headaches if you decide to watch it :-).