- Acting of Lead Performers
- Acting of Supporting Cast
- Music Score
- Title Sequence
- Historical Importance
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The Epitome of Dance
- Lorne Hardy
The music, beautiful, the choreography fantastic, the artistry perfect and breathtaking with every pirouette and in the pas de doux. The entire production is equal to or even surpassing that of the Kirov and Royal Ballet. Perhaps we shall be lucky enough to witness a coda or a "return to the Mysterious House of Dr. C". Sign me up, please. LFHardy, Canada
Not as good as the original "Dr. Coppelius" (1968)
There are two versions of this film. "The Mysterious House of Dr C" (1976) is a radically edited version of the ballet film "Dr. Coppelius" (1968). The original unedited "Dr. Coppelius" (1968) has ballet, music and pantomime only. In 1976, the film was heavily edited. A voice-over narration, and animation were added. The 1976 version is known as "The Mysterious House of Dr. C." In my opinion, the narration and animation detract from the beauty of the unedited ballet film "Dr. Coppelius" (1968).
Having narration creates a whole new dimension in ballet. Adding animation is a new frivolity that children can enjoy. The Kneelands succeeded in adding new depth and lightness producing in "Dr. C." a completely unique experience. The familiar music of Coppelia now comes with lyrics, and the colorful and lively ballet is a doll come to life. 'C' is a Delight!
Adventure in Delight
- Jim Smith
Enchanting. The beautiful dancer, first in a yellow dress. later in a white dress, is charming, and then some. She captured my heart. The dancing is beautiful and Walter Slevac fits in completely. Music top notch. Wish I had the DVD.