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The Pirates of Penzance (1980)

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George Rose ...
Linda Ronstadt ...
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Ruth
Tony Azito ...
Alice Playten ...
Marcie Shaw ...
Kate Stanley
Wendy Wolfe ...
Isabel Stanley
Alix Korey ...
Soloist Daughter (as Alexandra Korey)
G. Eugene Moose ...
Samuel - the Pirate King's lieutenant
Audrey Lavine ...
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Dennis Warning ...
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According to Tony Azito, Gregory Hines was originally cast as the Sergeant of Police, but pulled out to replace Richard Pryor in History of the World: Part I (1981). See more »

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Version of The Pirate Movie (1982) See more »

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The DVD quality is awful
22 May 2006 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

This is a very bad recording of a very good performance.

The show was obviously professionally shot, and the credits list a multi-channel sound recording crew. But the sound on this is in mono and has very audible "time code" noise, a high-pitched audio signal that was used to link the videotape to a simultaneously recorded audiotape. Given the vintage of the shoot, it was probably shot on 1" videotape and 2", 24-track audiotape. As few video productions facilities still have 1" playback equipment, and judging by the video quality, this was made from a 3/4" "safety" copy.

Why? The suppliers cheaped out. They didn't spend the time or energy to find the original tapes, or if they had them, to transfer them, or to do a mix-down of the 24-track master audio.

It is possible to make an excellent DVD from this material. The DVD currently available is not it.


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