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BLISS!!!! EXCITEMENT!!! SQUEE!!!! PIRATES!!!!! [Sep. 15th, 2010|11:05 am]
Zoethe
The Kevin Kline/Angela Lansbury movie version of The Pirates of Penzance was released today!!!!! I didn't even know that it was finally, FINALLY, scheduled for release, but I happened to be on Amazon and saw it in my recommendations and, yes, it is ordered! I am thrilled beyond measure - this has been a wait of years that I have bemoaned many times. Huzzah!!!!
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[User Picture]From: ailsaek
2010-09-15 03:11 pm (UTC)
Oooo!

Oh, did you ever see The Pirate Movie?
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-09-15 03:24 pm (UTC)
Yes. It was one of the reasons why people thought pirate movies were doomed never to make money again - as was, I must admit, Penzance!
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[User Picture]From: darthfox
2010-09-15 03:36 pm (UTC)
On DVD? Rock on!

I came home from Stratford with the Gondoliers and Mikado DVDs I'd been lacking all this time, to add to my Pirates and Iolanthe - I'll have to look into this one as well. (I can't bear the young people in it, but I do like Kevin Kline and Angela Lansbury. [g])
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-09-15 03:38 pm (UTC)
They have the Stratford Gondoliers on DVD now? It's the one I've been missing!!
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[User Picture]From: darthfox
2010-09-15 04:21 pm (UTC)
Yes they do!!! ... Alas I can't seem to find that their Theatre Store has any online presence, but you may be able to find it through the usual channels - or, if not, remind me next summer and I'll get you one when I'm up there.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-09-15 06:55 pm (UTC)
I definitely want it! Let me know when you're going!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-09-15 09:49 pm (UTC)
(I have searched for it in the past and have acquired the other three, but not Gondoliers.)
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[User Picture]From: kisekinotenshi
2010-09-15 04:37 pm (UTC)
OMG Yay! I am so jealous!!!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-09-15 05:40 pm (UTC)
I'm tickled. It's only $15. Add it to your Christmas list!
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From: (Anonymous)
2010-09-15 04:39 pm (UTC)
Wha? It wasn't out like years ago? I could have sworn I saw that version (or part of it) on TV once.

I am clearly out of the G&S loop.

-Alex
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-09-15 05:38 pm (UTC)
The stage version (Masterpiece Theater or summat) has been out for some time, but not the actual movie. Angela Lansbury is not in the stage version and there are many wonderful bits in it that just aren't in the stage version.
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From: (Anonymous)
2010-09-15 09:45 pm (UTC)
It was many years ago, and I only caught the very end, but I'm pretty sure it a) was on sets, not just filming the play, and b) had Linda Ronstadt. But my memory could be entirely faulty.

-Alex
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-09-15 09:50 pm (UTC)
The stage one had Linda Ronstadt, and the movie was previously released on VHS, but this is the first release of the film on DVD.
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[User Picture]From: jeffpalmatier
2010-09-15 05:46 pm (UTC)
On a related note, you might like this:



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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-09-15 07:23 pm (UTC)
That's awesome. LOL!
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[User Picture]From: coeli
2010-09-15 08:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the heads-up! I love this version and I've been wishing for a DVD for years.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-09-15 09:18 pm (UTC)
I have been bemoaning its absence from DVD status for years now, particularly since my VHS copy has been played to death. I am glad to share the love!
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[User Picture]From: flirtaciousj
2010-09-16 02:54 am (UTC)
Watching it will be a privilege and pleasure that you treasure beyond measure! :D
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-09-16 11:56 am (UTC)
Precisely! LOL!
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