Billy Elliot

Billy Elliot

The Musical Live

DVD - 2015
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A modern-day fairy tale of a young boy who exchanges boxing gloves for ballet shoes. Billy's story is set during the 1980s miners' strike in northern England, where his determination inspires an entire community. This is a story of self-discovery, determination, love and hope. Based on the beloved film and winner of ten Tony Awards including Best Musical.
Published: Universal City, CA :, Universal Studios Home Entertainment,, 2015
Branch Call Number: DVD 792.642 BIL
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (2 hr., 50 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
video file, DVD video, rda
digital, optical, surround, Dolby Digital 5.1, rda


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Dec 18, 2017

This is a really great recording of the stage show, filmed in London at the Victoria Palace Theatre. This is NOT the movie, but the West End Musical version filmed live. The quality and editing is fantastic, and will make you feel like you are right on stage with the performers.
I definitely recommend this to any fans of theatre, and also if you have interest in the coal miners strikes of the 1980s, as that is the backdrop for the entire story.
You will feel inspired and moved after seeing this show!!!

Feb 07, 2017

Absolutely fantastic. My husband and I have seen Billy E. at 5 times now...Paramount, Village Theater, London stage, Movie directed by Lee Hall AND this one. This one was SO GOOD! We love theater and thought this London Live recorded stage production was great. For one thing, sometimes it's difficult in the other productions, to understand the northern England accents. No so in this one. Also, the casting was the best of any we'd seen. In case it's not obvious, we HIGHLY recommend it.

Nov 08, 2016

Incredible production! Open your mind; this is a live musical production, not the movie. The actors - child and adult - are all incredible, especially the boy who plays Billy, Elliott Hanna. He can act, he sings, and most of all he can dance!

I just wish the camera work was a little better; too much zooming in for closeups when the viewer would like to see the footwork! Other than that, a great way to watch this musical until/unless a live production comes to your town!

May 18, 2016

Horrible - I loved the movie but this does not do the story any justice


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