Evita

Evita

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Director: Alan Parker

Cast: Alan Parker, Madonna, Antonio Banderas, Jonathan Pryce

     
 

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Fans of musicals will treasure director Alan Parker's lavish, Academy Award-winning account of Eva Peron's struggle to rise from poverty to one of the most recognized figures in Argentinean history, arriving on DVD by Disney Home Video. Presented in the original widescreen theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1, this disc also features a lush closed-captioned English Dolby

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Fans of musicals will treasure director Alan Parker's lavish, Academy Award-winning account of Eva Peron's struggle to rise from poverty to one of the most recognized figures in Argentinean history, arriving on DVD by Disney Home Video. Presented in the original widescreen theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1, this disc also features a lush closed-captioned English Dolby Digital audio track with optional Spanish subtitles that will bring the magic of this moving musical into one's home as never before. Madonna and Antonio Banderasstar.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jason Clark
Madonna finally scores an onscreen triumph in Alan Parker's visually resplendent, slightly overlong but always entertaining adaptation of the hit Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical of the same name. A risky project with the potential to be disastrous, the film is illuminated by its key performers, especially Antonio Banderas, whose surprisingly robust singing voice and fierce sexual charisma give the movie a much-needed jolt of electricity. Evita illustrates a return to musical filmmaking for versatile director Parker (following Fame and The Commitments), who does a commendable job opening up the picture from its stage origins, and Darius Khondji's luminous widescreen photography captivates. This project was apparently on the shelf for decades, with performers like Meryl Streep and John Travolta attached along the way, not to mention several top filmmakers. In an act of sheer will, however, Madonna won the coveted lead role after writing a passionate letter to Parker explaining why she was the perfect woman to embody the charismatic and complicated Eva Peron. Additionally, the film's one original new song, "You Must Love Me," won the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 1996 Oscars.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/25/1998
UPC:
0717951000200
Original Release:
1996
Rating:
PG
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[stereo]
Time:
2:15:00
Sales rank:
8,202

Special Features

Spanish subtitles; Chapter search

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Madonna Eva Peron
Antonio Banderas Che
Jonathan Pryce Juan Peron
Jimmy Nail Magaldi,Agustin
Ina Clare Actor

Technical Credits
Alan Parker Director,Producer,Screenwriter
David Caddick Musical Direction/Supervision
Richard Earl Art Director
Gerry Hambling Editor
John Hubbard Casting
Ros Hubbard Casting
Jean-Michel Hugon Art Director
Darius Khondji Cinematographer
Dennis Maguire Asst. Director
Lisa Moran Associate Producer
Brian Morris Production Designer
Oliver Stone Screenwriter
Vincent Paterson Choreography
Penny Rose Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert Stigwood Producer
Philippe Turlure Set Decoration/Design
Andrew G. Vajna Producer
Andrew Lloyd Webber Songwriter
Ken Weston Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Chapter Selection
0. Chapter Selection
1. Program Start [:14]
2. Opening Credits/"A Cinema In Buenos Aires, 26 July 1952" [1:59]
3. "Requiem For Evita" [:12]
4. "Oh, What A Circus" [2:27]
5. "On This Night Of A Thousand Stars" [:16]
6. "Eva And Magaldi"/Eva, Beware Of The City"|00:00:59|}|}|
7. "Buenos Aires" [2:25]
8. "Another Suitcase In Another Hall" [5:47]
9. "Goodnight And Thank You" [:35]
10. "The Lady's Got Potential" [:59]
11. "A Charity Concert"/"The Art Of The Possible" [1:59]
12. "I'd Be Surprisingly" [5:21]
13. "Hello And Goodbye" [4:36]
14. "Peron's Latest Flame" [4:19]
15. "A New Argentina" [4:45]
16. "On The Balcony Of The Casa Rosada 1" [4:23]
17. "Don't Cry For Me Argentina" [3:26]
18. "On The Balcony Of The Casa Rosada 2" [5:15]
19. "High Flying, Adored" [1:57]
20. "Rainbow High" [5:21]
21. "Rainbow Tour" [7:13]
22. "The Actress Hasn't Learned The Lines (You'd Like To Hear)" [4:42]
23. "And The Money Kept Rolling In (And Out)" [3:00]
24. "Partido Feminista" [:21]
25. "She Is A Diamond" [4:17]
26. "Santa Evita" [2:33]
27. "Waltz For Eva And Che" [:22]
28. "Your Little Body's Slowly Breaking Down" [3:20]
29. "You Must Love Me" [1:54]
30. "Eva's Final Broadcast" [:12]
31. "Latin Chant" [:22]
32. "Lament" [5:05]
33. Closing Credits [3:01]

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Evita 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Sydney_Pureheart More than 1 year ago
Evita is probably the only Madonna film that I like. I don't care much for her music or her personality. However, as Evita she breaks through all that I hate about Madonna and truly becomes her character! Her acting is brilliant and her singing flawless! This is a movie I can watch again and again and because I am also addicted to the soundtrack I can sing along, not many movies move me so. Thank you Barnes and Nobel for selling Evita!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Superb!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Eva Peron enjoyed the reigns of power her dictator husband wielded as they, like the dictators before them, ruined Argentina even more (if that was possible) but this seems to be missing from the film. Not surprising given that the people who made it and are in it, notably Madonna, are leftists who sympathize with Latin American socialist dictators and tyrants like the Perons and Allende in Chile. While it may be nice to think of evil people dancing around and singing whilst they are throwing people in jail for demanding economic and political freedom this movie comes as close to a serious attempt at ''Springtime for Hitler'' as I've ever seen.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found the music enchanting and representative of Latin American music, featuring the tango, march, and even the waltz with a Latin flair. Andrew Lloyd-Webber did a fantastic job of making the music and its harmonies representative of the culture. I also loved the singing and dancing by Madonna and Antonio Banderas and the costumes.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was unbelievable the best I've seen.....madonna and Antonio were perfect in their roles, the music was exquisite!!! I laughed, I cried, I cheered, every emotion flowed through me!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The only think I dislike more than a musical is a movie based on a musical. Not the case with Evita. I thouroughly enjoyed every minute of this enthralling film. Madonna blew me away and Bandaras entertained me as well. The music was catchy and fun - I even bought the soundtrack and memorized most of the songs! It's a must see.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this was interesting and madonna actually did a surprising and good performance....its the story of a woman and her dreams finally coming true with consequences surrounding it. one thing i had a hard time was the never ending singing and very and i mean very little dialogue. the story was a little hard to follow. banderes is not bad for a singer and did a good job as well.
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