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    Senior Member Country: Scotland julian_craster's Avatar
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    Might be worth a look.....

    Studio Canal are releasing the DVD this month, so should be the same restored print



    Anna Karenina (UK, 1947)

    http://uk.imdb.com/title/tt0040098/


    Sun 2nd Sept. 14:55-17:40 on ITV3 (165m)

    Director
    Julien Duvivier

    Starring
    Vivien Leigh
    Ralph Richardson
    Kieron Moore
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    Senior Member Country: UK didi-5's Avatar
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    Oh well spotted! I have the previous DVD release - is the new one meant to be a lot better?

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    Senior Member Country: Scotland julian_craster's Avatar
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    This is the new Studio Canal DVD (released on September 3rd.......).

    Nobody has commented on the picture quality (restoration ?) yet....



    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Anna-Karenin...dp/B0085MXPS4/

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    Anna Karenina: From Russia with love

    http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-en...e-8084487.html


    <<The lavish costume and production design that characterised the 1948 British-made version of Anna Karenina couldn't hide the lack of emotion at its core. The producer Alexander Korda recruited the biggest name collaborators available, among them designer Cecil Beaton, playwright Jean Anouilh and actress Vivien Leigh. There is a studied, detached quality about Leigh's Anna very different from her Scarlett O'Hara. Her performance is far subtler than that of Garbo's tragic heroine. She excels at showing Anna's restlessness and anxiety but she is also strangely aloof. "She wanted to show me the hard, driving nature of Anna's obsession," Kieron Moore (who played Vronsky) later commented of Leigh. It doesn't help that Ralph Richardson is in scene-stealing form as her cuckolded husband, cracking his fingers, peering through his pince-nez at Anna as she watches Vronsky in the horse race and becoming ever more pompous as his rage and jealousy grow....>

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    Senior Member Country: UK Windyridge's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by julian_craster View Post
    Anna Karenina: From Russia with love

    http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-en...e-8084487.html
    Doesn't mention Nicola Pagett's passionate and tempestuous portrayal alongside Stuart Wilson as Vronsky. That was a very good tv production. Vivien Leigh is a little too cut glass Kensington, Garbo never did it for me and as for Keira Knightley.... well the reviewer says she "excels" as Anna, but let's see. As far as I'm concerned she has all the depth of an Angel Delight.

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    Well this seems to have crept up with minimal advance publicity Out next Monday :


    http://www.moviemail.com/film/dvd/An..._source=em1093

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    Quote Originally Posted by Windyridge View Post
    Doesn't mention Nicola Pagett's passionate and tempestuous portrayal alongside Stuart Wilson as Vronsky. That was a very good tv production. Vivien Leigh is a little too cut glass Kensington, Garbo never did it for me and as for Keira Knightley.... well the reviewer says she "excels" as Anna, but let's see. As far as I'm concerned she has all the depth of an Angel Delight.
    Which flavour?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidney bliss View Post
    Which flavour?
    Vanilla, most definitely.

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    Senior Member Country: Scotland julian_craster's Avatar
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    The 1948 film is also playing on TCM (US) in September....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Windyridge View Post
    Doesn't mention Nicola Pagett's passionate and tempestuous portrayal alongside Stuart Wilson as Vronsky. That was a very good tv production.....
    Agreed. Nicola Pagett did a very fine job; she seemed closest to the book in her temperament, transformation and looks.

    The very best Karenin that I have seen was (of course) the great Paul Scofield, although that version with a dazzlingly beautiful Jacqueline Bisset is only fair - much too short and carelessly written.

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    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Anna-Karenin.../dp/B008U2MOUY

    http://www.amazon.de/Anna-Karenina-B.../dp/B007T64DHE

    I had not realised that this has been out since April on Blu-ray with the original English track.

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