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Anna Karenina

(DVD - 2013 )
Average Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5.
Anna Karenina
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Set in late 19th century Russia high-society, aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky.
Statement of Responsibility: Focus Features presents ; a Working Title production ; a Joe Wright film ; directed by Joe Wright ; produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Paul Webster ; screenplay by Tom Stoppard
Title: Anna Karenina
[videorecording]
Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment [distributor], c2013
Country of Producing Entity: Great Britain
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (2 hrs., 10 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in
digital, optical, rda
Dolby Digital
NTSC
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda
Playtime: 021000
Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
Media Type: video
Carrier Type: videodisc
Notes: Based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy
Originally released as a motion picture in 2012
Bonus: Deleted scenes: Oblonsky begs Dolly to "think of the children" ; Levin at the bath house with Serafina ; The Mazurka ; Cleopatra dancers/Makhotin teases Vronsky about Anna ; The clown ; Levin has wedding nerves/Kitty tells Levin she does love him ; Karenin is visited by the shopkeeper and Lydia ; Anna in the hotel at night (before the station). -- Anna Karenina : an epic story about love -- Adapting Tolstoy -- Keira as Anna -- On set with director Joe Wright -- Dressing Anna -- Anna Karenina : time-lapse photography -- Feature commentary with director Joe Wright
Credits: Executive producer, Liza Chasin ; co-producer, Alexandra Ferguson ; director of photography, Seamus McGarvey ; production designer, Sarah Greenwood ; editor, Melanie Ann Oliver ; costume designer, Jacqueline Durran ; music by Dario Marianelli ; choreographer, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.
Performers: Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kelly MacDonald, Matthew Macfadyen, Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson, Alicia Vikander ; with Olivia Williams and Emily Watson.
Summary: Set in late 19th century Russia high-society, aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky.
Audience: MPAA Rating R for some sexuality and violence
System Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1
DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1
DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1
DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1
DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1
DVD
Other Language: English or Spanish dialogue with optional Spanish or French subtitles and optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Awards & Distinctions: Academy Awards, 2013: Best achievement in costume design
Academy Awards, 2013: Best achievement in costume design
Academy Awards, 2013: Best achievement in costume design
Academy Awards, 2013: Best achievement in costume design
Academy Awards, 2013: Best achievement in costume design
Subject Headings: Karenina, Anna (Fictitious character) Drama Aristocracy (Social class) Russia 19th century Drama Man-woman relationships Drama Married women Drama Adultery Drama Russia Drama Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910 Film adaptations Adultery. fast (OCoLC)fst00797378 Aristocracy (Social class) fast (OCoLC)fst00814463 Karenina, Anna (Fictitious character) fast (OCoLC)fst00986293 Man-woman relationships. fast (OCoLC)fst01007080 Married women. fast (OCoLC)fst01010701 Russia. fast (OCoLC)fst01207312
Genre/Form: Film adaptations
Romance films
Fiction films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Feature films-Great Britain
Drama.-(OCoLC)fst01423879
Topical Term: Karenina, Anna (Fictitious character)
Aristocracy (Social class)
Man-woman relationships
Married women
Adultery
Adultery
Aristocracy (Social class)
Karenina, Anna (Fictitious character)
Man-woman relationships
Married women
Publisher No: 62123775
495353
2022813
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE A
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Jun 02, 2014
  • sbaguyos rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very creative telling of the original story. It didn't include all the characters or scenes in the book (Kitty meeting Levin's brother at a spa), but the most important elements of the story were intact. The artistic portrayal of the horse race in a theatre was an interesting twist. I enjoyed Knightly's portrayal of Anna better than the black and white version with Greta Garbo as Anna. Overall, a powerful movie and story!

*************SPOILER ALERT*************** You can definitely foresee that Anna gets crushed by the train because in the beginning, she thinks the coal smith is gross, and then later on other people start thinking that she's gross.

*************SPOILER ALERT***************
You can definitely foresee that Anna gets crushed by the train because in the beginning, she thinks the coal smith is gross, and then later on other people start thinking that she's gross.

Feb 23, 2014
  • NightGoat72 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Like every other Joe Wright film except Hanna, it's stylistically brilliant, but the content couldn't be less interesting. This guy deserves to be filming bolder projects.

Feb 01, 2014
  • MadisonParkMilo rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Worth watching for those into effectively stage presentations on video.

Dec 16, 2013
  • kimrae rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I was very surprised with this movie, and thought it to be very interesting the way it was directed.

Dec 04, 2013
  • JMGP rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I watched the movie a few days after having finished the book. I think the movie highlighted key points in the book very well. The cast is excellent. Oblonsky, Dolly and Kitty are perfect. Levin is close to perfect. Vronsky was not what I pictured but, I think he suited Knightly. She was a far better Anna than I expected her to be. It is an artistically beautiful film to watch. Presenting the story as a stage play was a brilliant idea (and I'm sure the producers saved millions by avoiding shooting on location). Overall I think I understood the film more than my husband who hadn't read the book did. He enjoyed it, and followed the story, but we had a long discussion afterwards to further develop the characters and talk about scenes that were left out (obviously many).

"Anna Karenina" is one of my all-time favourite books that I had read in a very young age in Russian (my mother tongue). People who haven't read the book (it is a challenge to read those two volumes) probably will be confused by the movie because it is not an illustration of the book. This is a typical Tom Stoppard's "based on" derivative which assumes the knowledge of the base material. As an example of his method, I would recommend to watch "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are dead", a movie branching out of "Hamlet". Again, if you haven't read "Hamlet" you will not understand all the philosophical intricacies of this peculiar cult movie, but, if you have, you will greatly enjoy it.

Oct 30, 2013
  • lcrayton2477 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I havent read the book but enjoyed the movie. I didnt know I was renting a play on film, I kept waiting for the cast to break out in song. I truely love the music and costumes but the constant theater set changes did distract from the story line.

Sep 03, 2013
  • surfing59 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

This story was very depressing and sad. Though i can see how this could actually happen in real life. The way it is directed with the settings was very interesting yet confusing. Sometimes i didnt know where the scene took place. But the costumes were gorgeous!! Kiera Knightly and the rest of the cast had really beautiful outfits and dresses. The movie basically centers on the life of Anna Karenina and her affair with the count basically showing how her life was slowly spiralling downhill. The storyline overall was very dramatic and the ending was sad. But i reccomend seeing this movie for the beautiful costumes!

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Aug 13, 2014
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May 27, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

“Things may come to those who wait…but only the things left by those who hustle.” -Abraham Lincoln

Apr 24, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Nikolai Levin: "Romantic love will be the last delusion of the old order."

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