Francesco Rosi, Lorin Maazel, Orchestre National de France, Julia Migenes-Johnson, Plácido Domingo, Ruggero Raimondi - Bizet: Carmen (2011/1984) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 25095 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 155 min | 41,8 Gb
Audio1: French / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 16-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1770 kbps / 16-bit | Audio3: Dolby Digital Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 448 kbps / DN -4dB
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 4977 kbps / 29,97 fps | 155 min | 6,93 Gb
Audio: French / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | Gaumont / Second Sight | Sub: English
This movie version of Bizet's popular opera Carmen was filmed on location, conveying a kind of atmosphere, a sense of space, movement, and presence that's hard to achieve in a staged performance. It takes the action out of doors for many scenes, with the opening titles superimposed on the bloody conclusion of a bullfight. Elsewhere the changing of the guard, the crowd scenes, the dance number that opens Act 2, and the panoramic scenery of the smugglers' mountain hideout all benefit from the freedom granted by movie cameras.