Amadeus [Blu-ray]

Amadeus [Blu-ray]

Director: Milos Forman, Milos Forman Cast: Tom Hulce
Tom Hulce
, F. Murray Abraham
F. Murray Abraham
, Elizabeth Berridge
Elizabeth Berridge
Milos Forman
Amadeus [Blu-ray]

Amadeus [Blu-ray]

Director: Milos Forman, Milos Forman Cast: Tom Hulce
Tom Hulce
, F. Murray Abraham
F. Murray Abraham
, Elizabeth Berridge
Elizabeth Berridge
Milos Forman

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For this film adaptation of Peter Shaffer's Broadway hit, director Milos Forman returned to the city of Prague that he'd left behind during the Czech political crises of 1968, bringing along his usual cinematographer and fellow Czech expatriate, Miroslav Ondricek. Amadeus is an expansion of a Viennese "urban legend" concerning the death of 18th-century musical genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. From the vantage point of an insane asylum, aging royal composer Salieri (F. Murray Abraham) recalls the events of three decades earlier, when the young Mozart (Tom Hulce) first gained favor in the court of Austrian emperor Joseph II (Jeffrey Jones). Salieri was incensed that God would bless so vulgar and obnoxious a young snipe as Mozart with divine genius. Why was Salieri--so disciplined, so devoted to his art, and so willing to toady to his superiors--not touched by God? Unable to match Mozart's talent, Salieri uses his influence in court to sabotage the young upstart's career. Disguising himself as a mysterious benefactor, Salieri commissions the backbreaking "Requiem," which eventually costs Mozart his health, wealth, and life. Among the film's many pearls of dialogue, the best line goes to the Emperor, who rejects a Mozart composition on the grounds that it has "too many notes." Amadeus won eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Actor for F. Murray Abraham. In 2002, the film received a theatrical re-release as "Amadeus: The Director's Cut," a version that includes 22 minutes of additional footage.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/15/2009
UPC: 0883929091058
Original Release: 1984
Rating: R
Source: Warner Home Video
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Language: English
Time: 3:00:00
Sales rank: 525

Special Features

Commentary by director Milos Forman and writer Peter Shaffer; The Making of Amadeus documentary; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tom Hulce Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
F. Murray Abraham Antonio Salieri
Elizabeth Berridge Constanze Mozart
Simon Callow Emanuel Schikaneder
Roy Dotrice Leopold Mozart
Christine Ebersole Katerina Cavalieri
Jeffrey Jones Emperor Joseph II
Charles Kay Count Orsini-Rosenberg
Lisbeth Bartlett Papagena
Kenny Baker Parody Commendatore
Barbara Bryne Frau Weber
Martin Cavani Young Salieri
Roderick Cook Count Von Strack
Milan Demjanenko Karl Mozart
Peter DiGesu Francesco Salieri
Richard Frank Father Vogler
Patrick Hines Kappelmeister Bonno
Nicholas Kepros Archbishop Colloredo
Philip Lenkowsky Salieri's Servant
Herman Meckler Priest
Jonathan Moore Baron Van Swieten
Cynthia Nixon Lorl
Brian Pettifer Hospital Attendant
Vincent Schiavelli Salieri's Valet
Douglas Seale Count Arco
Miroslav Sekera Young Mozart
John Strauss Conductor
Karl-Heinz Teuber Wig Salesman
Frank Murray Abraham Antonio Salieri
Kenneth McMillan Michael Schlumberg
Barbara Byrne Frau Weber
Gil Amelio Actor
Dana Vávrová Actor
Neville Marriner Conductor,Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Composer
Antonio Salieri Composer

Technical Credits
Milos Forman Director,Director
Michael Hausman Executive Producer,Producer
Bertil Ohlsson Executive Producer,Producer
Dick Smith Special Effects
Saul Zaentz Producer
Peter Shaffer Screenwriter
Christopher Newman Sound/Sound Designer,Sound Mixer,Sound/Sound Designer
Thomas Baker Special Effects
C.J. Appel Sound Effects
Sandina Bailo-Lape Sound Effects
Tom Bellfort Sound Effects
David Franklin Bergad Sound Effects
Dave Case Special Effects
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