George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

DVD - 1997
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A new movie version of a timeless Christmas fantasy set in motion when a young girl receives the gift of a nutcracker.

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WinstonO
Nov 30, 2019

As in most versions, this one is just a little different from the others. The costumes and sets looked beautiful but couldn't tell. The video was dark and it wasn't quite black & white or color. It was drab & dingy and didn't do the story credit. Don't know if the tape was worn or if it was how it was taped. Surprised to see Macaulay Culkin as the Nutcracker/Prince but he was ok. The only part we were disappointed in was the swan. Overall, it's still the wonderful Tchaikovsky story.

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Davidf05
Nov 05, 2016

This is the best version of The Nutcracker. Macaulay Culkin is great as the prince. The Rudolf Nureyev version of The Nutcracker is also good.

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Jan 09, 2008

This ballet's attractions include excellent mouse costumes, a strong corps of well trained child dancers with prominent roles, and a technically superb Darci Kistler as the Sugarplum Fairy. Its down side includes special effects such as a flying bed that look clunky and archaic by today's sophisticated special-effects standards. Watch for a relatively uncorrupted Macaulay Culkin as the Nutcracker.

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Jan 09, 2008

This ballet's attractions include excellent mouse costumes, a strong corps of well trained child dancers with prominent roles, and a technically superb Darci Kistler as the Sugarplum Fairy. Its down side includes special effects such as a revolving, flying bed that look clunky and archaic by today's sophisticated special-effects standards. Watch for a still relatively uncorrupted Macaulay Culkin as the Nutcracker.

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pgmitch
Jan 01, 2008

Amazing, breathtaking sets, gorgeously filmed. The best Nutcracker I've ever seen.

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Davidf05
Nov 05, 2016

Davidf05 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Mar 25, 2015

violet_cat_6336 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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