Summary: Why is it that when a script from Shakespeare is brought to the Cinema it is always, 'ready rubbed awkward' .. to be honest it is because the dialogue is almost alien, and certainly is so to the Actors pitching the Ball .. if Film companies produce these things they could at least have the dialogue converted by computer into modern English so that everybody knows what's going on.. honestly utter penury .. they tried to liven the whole thing with realistic actors age ..
Summary: this movie fails to bring life to shakespeare's great work. there is a couple of good moments especially with seasoned actors like damien lewis and the boy who plays romeo's cousin benvolio should have a shout . but the leads fail to produce a beliavable spark.
Excerpt: This classic production has been a regular part of the Royal Ballets offerings for a long time now and its easy to see why ie its a brilliant production. Thats not to say that its not now looking a bit tired and faded - it is - but the choreography of Kenneth MacMillan remains flawless especially when performed by Covent Gardens top dancers of today. The quality of the picture and sound on this blu ray I cannot imagine being bettered. Stunning.
Excerpt: It is hard to fault this disc other than in the extras area where none are offered. An interview with the excellent dancers would have been nice. The dancing is always very good and in most cases quite outstanding. Carlos Acosta is almost too powerful for what is essentially a young role but his dancing is superb and for those that had reservations over the strong sexual nature of Nureyev's choreography the MacMillan view is straight down the middle and a delight to the...
Summary: A beautiful stunning film, heartbreak, true love danger, this film takes you
on a roller-coaster of emotions with such powerful dialogue and superb acting.
There has not been a better version in my opinion. This is a definite for the
Conclusion: The picture and audio are great on this film,from the opening scene at the petrol station,the vibrant colours really stand out and it has a really good dts hd master audio track to go along with it.
Conclusion: This Version of the classic Shakespeare story is like a firecracker exploding in your face. It oozes a certain arrogance and energy that is not normally associated with "The Most Romantic Story ever told" Just watched this again after 13 years on DVD., and it still easily holds up. The acting was top notch, showing Di Caprio's potential before he became a Superstar.