Rent The Magic Flute (1975)

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2h 17min
Rent The Magic Flute (aka Trollflöjten) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Mozart's immortal opera is masterfully reworked for the screen by the great Ingmar Bergman in this sublime rendering of one of the composer's best-loved works - a cheerful and charming operatic celebration of love, forgiveness and humanity. 'The Magic Flute' (Trollflojten) stars Josef Kostlinger as Tamino, a young man determined to rescue beautiful princess Pamina (Irma Urrila) from the clutches of parental evil, helped - or perhaps even hindered - by the roguish pipe player Papageno (Hakan Hagegard).
Actors:
, Josef Köstlinger, Irma Urrila, , Elisabeth Erikson, Britt-Marie Aruhn, , , Birgit Nordin, , Erik Sædén, , , Jerker Arvidson, Hans Johansson, Erland von Heijne, Ansgar Krook, , , Nina Harte
Directors:
Producers:
Mans Reutersward
Writers:
Emanuel Schikaneder, Ingmar Bergman, Alf Henrikson
Others:
Henny Noremark, Karin Erskine
Aka:
Trollflöjten
Studio:
BFI Video
Genres:
Classics, Comedy, Music & Musicals, Performing Arts, Romance, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Collections:
21 Reasons to Love, 21 Reasons to Love... Ingmar Bergman: Part 2, A Few More Screen Princes, Getting to Know..., Getting to Know: Kenneth Branagh, New Waves in Norwegian Cinema, A Brief History of Film..., What to watch by country
Countries:
Sweden
BBFC:
Release Date:
23/04/2018
Run Time:
137 minutes
Languages:
Swedish Dolby Digital 2.0
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Papageno (1935, 11 mins): Lotte Reiniger's enchanting silhouette-animation inspired by Mozart's opera
  • In Mozart's Footsteps (1938, 11 mins): fascinating post-Anschluss travelogue by roving aristocrat Lady Dunn
  • On Such a Night (1955, 37 mins): the colourful adventures of an American opera buff on his first visit to Glyndebourne, directed by Anthony Asquith
BBFC:
Release Date:
23/04/2018
Run Time:
137 minutes
Languages:
Swedish LPCM Stereo
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Papageno (1935, 11 mins): Lotte Reiniger's enchanting silhouette-animation inspired by Mozart's opera
  • In Mozart's Footsteps (1938, 11 mins): fascinating post-Anschluss travelogue by roving aristocrat Lady Dunn
  • On Such a Night (1955, 37 mins): the colourful adventures of an American opera buff on his first visit to Glyndebourne, directed by Anthony Asquith

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Reviews (2) of The Magic Flute

Good concept - The Magic Flute review by KG

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25/08/2020

To present The Magic Flute as to an audience of children was a good concept, and it was beautifully performed.   The fantasy of the trial scenes is notoriously hard to depict however, and in this version it did become somewhat incoherent.    Nevertheless, an interesting and worthy endeavour. 

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The magic flute by Ingmar Bergman. - The Magic Flute review by Chris Tew

Spoiler Alert
09/01/2024

A lovely performance of the magic flute set in the 18 century Drottningholm court theatre in Stockholm.The singing is in Swedish although there are subtitles.Papageno was especially good.I saw this on television in the 1970’s and wished to see it again. It is directed by Ingmar Bergman.I think it stands up well to modern performances.

The extras on the disc had a lovely short film  directed by Anthony Asquith showing Glyndebourne in 1955 with part of the performance of the marriage of figaro with Sena Jurinac as the countess.Mr John Christie who founded the opera in 1934 was in the film which may have been made to introduce people to the place after the war.Fascinating piece of history.

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