Blu-ray News and Reviews | High Def Digest
Film & TV All News Blu-Ray Reviews Release Dates News Pre-orders 4K Ultra HD Reviews Release Dates News Pre-orders Gear Reviews News Home Theater 101 Best Gear Film & TV

Blu-Ray Releases Details

John Gay: The Beggar's Opera (2020)

John Gay: The Beggar's Opera (2020) front
List Price $23.74
Go to Store!
In Stock
Note to viewer This disc has not yet been reviewed. The following information has been provided by the distributor
Genres: Arts, Opera
Plot Sypnosis:

Written by John Gay in 1728, The Beggar's Opera is widely considered to be the first musical comedy, and one that pre-empted by about 300 years the current vogue for " jukebox " productions, which create a plot to fit around hit songs. Gay took some of the best-known tunes of his day, both classical and popular, and worked them into a savagely satirical tale set amongst London's thieves, pimps and prostitutes. Wildly popular from it's first performance, The Beggar's Opera has been the basis for numerous stage, musical and cinematic adaptations ever since. It explores a cynical world where capitalist greed, crime and social inequality are the norm. Robert Carsen's new take on this classic is indeed "A brilliant tour de force between baroque and modernity" (Liberation).

Release Details

Movie Release Year: 2020
Tech Specs & Release Details

Length: 118
Specs: Blu-ray Disc
Video Resolution/Codec: 1080i AVC/MPEG-4
Aspect Ratio(s): 1.78:1
Audio Formats: LPCM 2.0
Subtitles/Captions: English, French, German, Japanese, Korean