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1h 13min
Rent The Show of Shows (aka Storyville - The Golden Age of Circus: The Show of Shows) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Roll Up, Roll Up for an unforgettable experience! This film tells the story of itinerant circus performers, cabaret acts and vaudeville and fairground attractions. In this film rarities and never-before seen footage of fairgrounds, circus entertainment, freak shows, variety performances, music hall and seaside entertainment are chronicled from the 19th and 20th century. We will see early shows that wowed the world and home movies of some of the greatest circus families. Director Benedikt Erlingsson takes us back to the days when the most outlandish, skilful and breathtaking acts travelled the world.
This rich visual archive has been created with exclusive access to The University of Sheffield's National Fairground Archive and is accompanied by an epic new score by Georg Holm and Orri Pall Dyrason of Sigur Ros, in collaboration with Hilmar Orn Hilmarsson and Kjartan Dagur Holm
Directors:
Aka:
Storyville - The Golden Age of Circus: The Show of Shows
Studio:
Dogwoof
Genres:
Documentary, Performing Arts, Special Interest
BBFC:
Release Date:
08/02/2016
Run Time:
73 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Theatrical Trailer

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Reviews (1) of The Show of Shows

Extreme Human Folly! - The Show of Shows review by TE

Spoiler Alert
22/11/2017

This is an excellent compilation of rare footage, complemented by a brilliant soundtrack.

Watching this gives you as much insight into human tragedy and comedy as seeing the whole of Shakespeare! All human folly and sense of weird fun is here.

Be warned, the scenes involving animals are hideous. And there are some awful sequences involving children.

However, all those scenes are truthful human history, and this film is a brilliant compression of the extremes of behaviour.

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