Victor/Victoria

Victor/Victoria

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Director: Matthew Diamond, Goro Kobayashi, Julie Andrews, Tony Roberts

Cast: Matthew Diamond, Goro Kobayashi, Julie Andrews, Tony Roberts

     
 

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This DVD documents a stage production of the Blake Edwards production Victor/Victoria, which started life as a movie in the early '80s. The disc contains a widescreen anamorphic transfer that produces an image with an aspect ratio of 1.78:1. English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Stereo. There are no subtitles or closed-captions

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This DVD documents a stage production of the Blake Edwards production Victor/Victoria, which started life as a movie in the early '80s. The disc contains a widescreen anamorphic transfer that produces an image with an aspect ratio of 1.78:1. English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Stereo. There are no subtitles or closed-captions on this release. Although most recordings of Broadway shows suffer from a static camera, the engaging music and lively performances make this disc essential viewing for Julie Andrews fans and musical theater aficionados.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/04/2000
UPC:
0014381942422
Original Release:
1999
Rating:
NR
Source:
Image Entertainment
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, stereo]
Time:
2:26:00

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Scene Index

Chapter Index
0. Chapter Index
1. Introduction by Julie Andrews. [1:24]
2. Overture. [2:09]
3. Act One: Paris by night. [6:03]
4. Chez Lui. [7:15]
5. Small square. [5:14]
6. If I were a man. [2:57]
7. Today's flat. [1:27]
8. Trust me. [4:16]
9. Cassel's nightclub. [5:06]
10. Le Jazz Hot. [8:47]
11. Backstage at Cassell's. [2:22]
12. Left Bank café. [9:04]
13. The tango/Paris by night. [2:50]
14. Paris hotel suites. [3:02]
15. Paris makes me horny. [9:26]
16. Crazy world. [2:54]
17. Intermission. [3:55]
18. Act Two: Louis says. [7:25]
19. King's dilemma. [4:48]
20. Cat and mouse. [4:11]
21. You & me. [1:59]
22. Paris by night (Reprise). [4:28]
23. Almost a love song. [5:34]
24. Chicago, Illinois. [7:25]
25. The speakeasy. [4:57]
26. Living in the shadows. [3:29]
27. Paris hotel suites. [5:03]
28. Living in the shadows (Reprise). [6:35]
29. Victor/Victoria. [1:45]
30. Curtain call; End credits. [5:36]

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4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Chun More than 1 year ago
I had watched the movie version before and enjoyed it. This broadway show version is funnier with the stage specific scenes. I am more amused by this one and would like to recommend it to anyone who haven't seen it. The stage performance of all actors were superb!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a great movie! I hope that you have the chance to see it. All of the music, dancing, and funnies in it make it a wonderful movie to see. This is a movie must see. It will have you rolling on the floor laughing. Sing along to it while you are cleaning house and see how much it sticks to you
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this movie staring Julie Andrews. The music includes songs such as 'crazy world', 'Le Jazz Hot' and many more. It was great to see Julie Andrews in a role totally different than what she has done in the past.You will see her in a whole new light.This movie is a must have for any Julie Andrews fan. I really thought it was a great film.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This video of the stage production of 'Victor/Victoria' preserves what is likely to be the last Broadway performance of a living legend of the musical theater - Julie Andrews. Complications from vocal chord surgery performed not long after Dame Andrews left this production damaged her singing voice, probably permanently. The opportunity to see her in this historic Broadway performance should therefore not be missed by any of her fans. The show isn't perfect. It gets off to a bit of a slow start with a moody opening number, 'Paris By Night,' then it takes a while for the story to unfold. There is a bit more exposition than is necessary, and the show really doesn't get into full swing until Julie and company's notable 'Le Jazz Hot.' From that point on, however, 'Victor/Victoria' accelerates, and the laughs come quickly and often. The energy boost is thanks in large part to the comic genius of Drama Desk Award Winner Rachel York as the dizzy blond gangster moll, Norma Cassidy. She takes the Oscar-winning role created in the 1982 movie version by Lesley Ann Warren and makes it her own. She finds the vulnerable core underneath the crass exterior and turns Norma into a lovable lunatic. Her timing is perfection, and the unexpected little twists in her delivery and physicality delight at every turn. She almost steals the show, but not quite. What she does accomplish, however, is to give Ms. Andrews a venerable foil. When the two of them are onstage together, the chemistry is electric. They have a tango toward the end of the first act that is one of the funniest pieces of choreography ever staged. All the dance numbers are stellar, in fact. Credit goes to Rob Marshall, who has now become famous for his direction of the Academy Award winning movie adaptation of 'Chicago.' Every bit of choreography sizzles as the audience watches and wonders just which dancers are men and which are women. While Michael Nouri as Victor/Victoria's love interest, King Marchand, may be considered the weak link in this cast (he just doesn't have the befuddled charisma that James Garner had in the movie), he sings and acts well enough to carry his share of the load. Tony Roberts is wonderfully droll as Victor's gay mentor, Toddy, and Greg Jbara is quite likeable as King's bodyguard, Squash. He offers up more than one surprise during the course of the evening. By the time the last laugh is had, the audience is on its feet cheering for a landmark performance by one of the musical theater's all time greats. This reviewer has to agree with Ms. Andrews' own comments about Victor/Victoria. The entire show, and in particular cast member Rachel York, were egregiously overlooked by the Tony's.