Cats

Cats

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Director: David Mallet

Cast: David Mallet, Elaine Paige, John Mills, Ken Page

     
 

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One of the longest-running hits in the history of Broadway and the West End, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats has been specially re-staged for this presentation, which captures all the music and movement of the original stage production with an uncommon intimacy and depth. The cast includes Elaine Paige, Sir John Mills, and Ken Page. Included in the specialSee more details below

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One of the longest-running hits in the history of Broadway and the West End, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats has been specially re-staged for this presentation, which captures all the music and movement of the original stage production with an uncommon intimacy and depth. The cast includes Elaine Paige, Sir John Mills, and Ken Page. Included in the special two-volume edition are exclusive interviews with the creators, two featurettes, and a trailer for the Andrew Lloyd Webber Spotlight Collection.

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Barnes & Noble - Kevin Giordano
It's one of the longest running musicals in Broadway history, but even if you have seen Cats onstage, this version will certainly be like nothing you've seen before. Filmed over 18 days at the Adelphi Theater in London's West End under the direction of David Mallet, Cats comes vividly, cinematically to life. From this new vantage, the characters' faces are striking. Grizabella's expression has rarely seemed so sad, and in "The Rum Tum Tugger," the funk and fun among the troupe is especially thrilling, accentuated by lively and exciting camerawork. The ghostly figure in "Gus: The Theater Cat" makes an eerie entrée, while we are given a haunting close-up of the older cat whose days are numbered. Lighting sets off all the costumes wonderfully. "Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat" seems to beam with red and orange colors, while "Macavity: The Mystery Cat" is drenched in blue light. Andrew Lloyd Webber's score has been rerecorded with a 70-piece orchestra, and the sound is exceptional. For newcomers this will be a delight, and for fans of the stage version, you'll be treated to a whole new way of looking at Cats.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/27/1998
UPC:
0044005707137
Original Release:
1998
Rating:
NR
Source:
Polygram Video

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