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The Criterion Collection
A scintillating screen version of Mozart's beloved opera showcases Ingmar Bergman's deep knowledge of music and gift for expressing it cinematically. Casting some of Europe's finest soloists, the director lovingly recreated the baroque theater of Sweden's Drottningholm Palace to stage the story of the prince Tamino and his zestful sidekick Papageno, who are sent on a mission to save a beautiful princess from the clutches of evil.
"Set in the impoverished back alleys of Victorian London, The threepenny opera follows underworld antihero Mackie Messer (a.k.a. Mack the Knife) as he tries to woo Polly Peachum and elude the authorities"--Container.
20th Century Fox
Legendary detective Charlie Chan investigates murder most foul at an opera house haunted by a madman who's giving a performance that's to die for! Terror waits in the wings! For seven years, opera star Gravelle has been locked in an insane asylum, his identity a mystery even to himself. But when his memory unexpectedly returns, he begins to recall that his wife and her lover tried to murder him and now he2s determined to make them face the music!
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