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Lord of the Dance

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Overview

Stage sensation Michael Flatley headlines this dazzling live performance of Lord of the Dance, orchestrated and conducted by Anne Dudley and filmed at the Point Theater in Dublin, Ireland. Presented in standard 1:33.1 full screen with an English Dolby Digital Stereo audio track, Ronin Hardiman's original score will burst from your speakers as Flatley, Bernadette Flynn, and Daire Nolan perform this remarkable updating of the Irish legend. Featuring interactive menus, cast biographies, and behind-the-scenes ...
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Overview

Stage sensation Michael Flatley headlines this dazzling live performance of Lord of the Dance, orchestrated and conducted by Anne Dudley and filmed at the Point Theater in Dublin, Ireland. Presented in standard 1:33.1 full screen with an English Dolby Digital Stereo audio track, Ronin Hardiman's original score will burst from your speakers as Flatley, Bernadette Flynn, and Daire Nolan perform this remarkable updating of the Irish legend. Featuring interactive menus, cast biographies, and behind-the-scenes footage, fans of this stage spectacular get a rare glimpse into the exhausting work that goes into this massively popular production.
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Special Features

Behind-the-scenes; Cast biographies; Digitally mastered
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Karen Backstein
With the charisma of a rock star and the skill of a Celtic Baryshnikov, Michael Flatley helped turn the show Riverdance into a sensation. Now he proves he's truly Lord of the Dance in a dazzlingly choreographed drama of his own conception. Combining traditional Irish step dancing with a range of other styles, Flatley tells the tale of two lords -- one good, the other evil -- and their struggle for power. The "showdowns" between the two men and their legions provide plenty of opportunity for fireworks and bravura displays of technique. Nor are the women overlooked: Bernadette Flynn as an Irish Colleen and Gillian Norris as Morrighan the Temptress set off sparks of their own in several sensual solos. Shot during a performance in Ireland, the production bristles with energy and offers views of the dancing (including close-ups of that spectacular and intricate footwork) not possible in a theater.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/23/1999
  • UPC: 025192068126
  • Original Release: 1996
  • Rating:

  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan / Stereo / Dolby 5.1
  • Sound: Dolby Digital, stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:33:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 17,779

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michael Flatley
Technical Credits
David Mallet Director
Michael Flatley Choreography, Executive Producer
Peter Odabashian Editor
Andy Picheta Producer
William Tennant Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Side #1
0. Chapters
1. Cry Of The Celts [8:31]
2. Erin The Goddess [4:04]
3. The Warriors [4:48]
4. Gypsy [3:17]
5. Strings Of Fire [2:24]
6. Breakout [4:04]
7. Warlords [4:04]
8. Erin The Goddess [3:36]
9. The Lord Of The Dance [2:28]
10. Dangerous Game [5:15]
11. Hell's Kitchen [5:56]
12. Fiery Nights [4:12]
13. The Lament [3:14]
14. Siamsa [3:27]
15. She Moves Through The Fair [4:45]
16. Stolen Kiss [3:20]
17. Nightmare [3:38]
18. The Duel [4:46]
19. Victory [2:05]
20. Planet Ireland [5:04]
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Menu

Side #1
   Play
   Additional Materials
      Behind The Scenes
      Artist Biographies
         Michael Flatley
         Ronan Hardiman
         Gillian Norris
         Bernadette Flynn
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Lord of the Dance

    This was a great video... drew the whole family in. We stayed glued to the screen the whole time....

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    This performance is breathtaking

    I absolutely love the Lord of the Dance. I had received the VHS for Christmas when I was younger and I can't remember the number of times I'd watched it. After the premiere of Superstars of Dance, where Ireland features some dances from the production, I've experienced a new wave of obsession for it. The sheer brilliance of Irish dance always catches me off guard- the perfect unison combined with absolute skill is mesmerizing. Not to mention the greatness that is Irish music. But the performance goes far beyond the dancer's technical accomplishments. The emotion and not-over-the-top drama that Flatley has woven throughout this story brings the viewer to the edge of their seat, jittery with the excitement is rises up in them. The dance, Stolen Kiss, between Saorise and the Lord (Flynn and Flatley) is so passionate and sweet that I can't help but smile as I watch it. I can't wait to get my hands on the DVD so that I can watch it again on my big TV instead of bits of it on youtube. This is the best dance show I've ever seen- if you appreciate dance at all, you will love this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Lord of the dance GREAT!

    I thought the Lord of the Dance was great. I loved the pace and the synergy between the music and the footwork (tapping).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Flatley Falls Flat on First Film

    I have enjoyed the soundtrack for Lord of the Dance for over a year now. I couldn't wait to finally get the DVD and see what I've been hearing. I was very disappointed. The editing on this production looks like it was done by an over-caffeinated 5 year old. The film switches from shot to shot to shot at a frantic pace. I began to wonder if the producer was going for the world record of most scene changes in an hour and 33 minutes. I found it tiresome and hard to watch. Almost as bad were the still and slow motion scenes when the music and taps continued at regular speed. The beauty and grace of the Lord of the Dance troupe is lost on this DVD. If you're looking for an Irish dancing video try Riverdance and see if that's any better.

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    Posted July 29, 2010

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