Mikado

The Mikado

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Director: Jonathan Miller

Cast: Eric Idle, English National Opera, Bonaventura Bottone

     
 
Monty Python alum Eric Idle stars in an English National Opera production of Gilbert and Sullivan's classic comic opera, which relocates the setting of the original story from ancient Japan to a 1920s-era seaside resort in England. The Mikado has declared flirting to be a capital crime. Sentenced to death for his amorous banter, Ko-Ko (Idle) subsequently experiences a

Overview

Monty Python alum Eric Idle stars in an English National Opera production of Gilbert and Sullivan's classic comic opera, which relocates the setting of the original story from ancient Japan to a 1920s-era seaside resort in England. The Mikado has declared flirting to be a capital crime. Sentenced to death for his amorous banter, Ko-Ko (Idle) subsequently experiences a strange twist of fate that finds him assuming the role of "Lord High Executioner." But before Ko-Ko can sever the heads of any prisoners, he must first behead himself. Later, when the Mikado calls for an execution, Ko-Ko finds himself in the middle of a dire predicament involving his fiancée Yum-Yum and the ruler's son. Now, if Ko-Ko is to make it out of the situation alive, he must use his skills as an entertainer to keep the Mikado distracted from the grim task at hand.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/26/2005
UPC:
0733961735901
Original Release:
1987
Rating:
NR
Source:
A&E Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
2:10:00

Special Features

A Source of Innocent Merriment: The Making of The Mikado; Downloadable Mikado Libretto; Cast biographies; Interactive menus; Scene selections

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Mikado
1. Cast & Credits/Overture [2:53]
2. If You Want To Know Who We Are [3:02]
3. A Wandering Minstrel 1 [5:11]
4. Our Great Mikado, Virtuous Man [5:32]
5. Young Man, Despair [2:32]
6. And Have 1 Journeyed for a Month [:44]
8. They'll None of 'Em Be Missed [5:31]
7. Behold the Lord High Executioner [4:28]
9. Comes a Train of Little Ladies [1:59]
10. Three Little Maids From School Are We [3:32]
11. So Please You Sir, We Much Regret [4:45]
12. Were You Not to Ko-Ko Plighted [5:07]
13. I Am So Proud [7:23]
14. With Aspect Stern and Gloomy Stride [14:53]
1. Braid the Raven Hair [3:45]
2. The Sun Whose Rays Are All Ablaze [4:39]
3. Brightly Dawns Our Wedding Day [6:04]
4. Here's a How-De-Do! [1:39]
5. Mi-Ya- Sa-Ma [3:54]
6. A More Humane Mikado [1:15]
7. The Criminal Cried as He Dropped Him Down [7:09]
8. See How the Fates Their Gifts Allot [8:53]
9. The Flowers That Bloom in the Spring [4:01]
10. Alone, and Yet Alive! [1:51]
11. Willow, Tit Willow [6:19]
12. There is Beauty in the Bellow of the Blast [4:28]
13. For He's Gone and Married Yum-Yum [4:34]
14. Final Credits [1:56]

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The Mikado 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Eric Idle brings his MontyPython humor to this rendition of MIKADO, set during the 1920's in England, rather than in Japan...some of the lyrics have been updated as well. If you are already familiar with the piece, this is a clever rethinking of it.