Excerpt: - Ludwig Von Beethoven (Gary Oldman) has just died, leaving behind a legacy of musical genius. His material possessions were left to one person, named only as his immortal beloved. In charge of his estate is Anton Schindler (Jeroen Crabbe), who plans to execute the will exactly as Beethoven had requested. Schindler had immense respect for Beethoven as both a composer and a man, so he wants to carry out his final wishes to the letter.
Excerpt: The Film Upon its release in 1994, critical response to the biopic Immortal Beloved was widely varied. Many condemned the film for its historical inaccuracies. Others, perhaps unfairly, compared it to the Mozart biopic from ten years earlier, Amadeus , finding the former to be superior. Now, fourteen years have passed since Immortal Beloved was released, so it is perhaps time for a reassessment of its merits away from the heated debates of its initial release.
Pros: Immortal Beloved on Blu-ray Disc (Amazon.com)
Conclusion: I find it hard to contain my enthusiasm for the Blu-ray version of Immortal Beloved . I've been a huge fan of the film for years and am thrilled to be able to experience it in my home in such outstanding quality. Both the audio and video are remarkable and really convey the theatrical experience that makes Immortal Beloved such a fascinating film to explore. Immortal Beloved is a film to own and to enjoy on multiple occasions as it reveals new depth upon each viewing.
Conclusion: 'Immortal Beloved' is a stirring period piece that examines both the humanity and the madness of Ludwig van Beethoven. This Blu-ray comes with strong video quality, an excellent TrueHD track, and a small smattering of interesting supplements. I wouldn't recommend blind buying this one without seeing the film first, but fans of 'Immortal Beloved' will be extremely happy to see how well it has made the transition to high definition.
Summary: Immortal Beloved is een mooie, meeslepende film van regisseur / schrijver Bernard Rose over het leven van de componist Ludwig van Beethoven. Na het overlijden van Beethoven vindt zijn vriend Anton Schindler een nieuw testament met een brief aan een onbekende vrouw, waarbij Beethoven alles nalaat aan deze “onsterfelijke liefde” (immortal beloved).