A Few Words About A few words about...™ Evita -- in Blu-ray

Robert Harris

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Evita, as directed by Alan Parker, is a quality musical, produced in an era of few Hollywood musicals.

Shot in Argentina and Hungary, it's a huge film, with a veritable cast of thousands. Well cast, although many seem to question whether Madonna was right for the role.

As I recall, the original DVD was non-anamorphic, possibly using the same master as the laserdisc.

The new Blu-ray finally does justice to the film, shot by Darius Khondji (Se7en, Stealing Beauty, Midnight in Paris).

Color, densities, black levels, etc. all appear to be in a comfortable range.

As an aside, a question...

What do Evita and Scream have in common?

Image - 3.5

Audio - 5

Recommended.

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I was very pleased with the video quality, but the audio was sensational.

As far as the Scream / Evita connection... didn't they open the same week? (At least here in L.A., I think they did.)
 

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Originally Posted by Robert Harris /t/322053/a-few-words-about-evita-in-blu-ray#post_3945566

As an aside, a question...

What do Evita and Scream have in common?

RAH
They both used Moviecam Compact, Clairmont Lenses for filming.
 

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Originally Posted by FoxyMulder /t/322053/a-few-words-about-evita-in-blu-ray#post_3945704

They both used Moviecam Compact, Clairmont Lenses for filming.
We have a winner!
 
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I remember they shot 'Evita' while I was working in Shepperton Studios. One day as I was walking round to Ronfords (camera hire company) I saw nearly every security guard in the studio strung across the road leading to H stage (the big one). Apparently nobody was allowed to see Madonna. In actual fact, nobody really cared as she and her then husband Sean Penn had run down a photographer during shooting of 'Shanghai Surprise' - and still remembered it.
Alan
 

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