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Matthew Bourne's The Car Man Blu-ray

Matthew Bourne's The Car Man Blu-ray is a signature production for the acclaimed choreographer. Lez Brotherston’s epic set design and Chris Davey’s meticulously zoned lighting perfectly complements the vivid choreographic storytelling, which reveals influences of noir cinema, principally the various versions of James M. Cain’s The Postman Always Rings Twice.

Loosely based on Bizet’s popular opera, Carmen, the familiar 19th Century Spanish cigarette factory becomes a greasy 1960s garage-diner in the American mid-west where the dreams and passions of a small town are shattered by the arrival of a handsome stranger. Fuelled by heat and desire, the townsfolk are driven into an unstoppable spiral of greed, lust, betrayal and revenge.

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Extras:The Making of The Car Man (17 minutes) features interviews with leading dancers Zizi Strallen, Chris Trenfield, Dominic North and Kate Lyons in addition to composer Terry Davies and New Adventures’ founder, Matthew Bourne.

Cast
Luca, the Car Man: Chris Trenfield
Lana: Zizi Strallen
Angelo: Dominic North
Dino: Alan Vincent
Rita: Kate Lyons

Picture: 16:9 HD 1080p
Region code: All Regions
Format: Blu-ray
Subtitles: EN
Sound: 5.1 surround sound / 2.0 stereo
Duration: 115 mins
Year: 2015

 

 

Reviews

"Superb, witty, drop-dead-sexy" Daily Telegraph

"Gripping. Explosive. Erotic" Mail on Sunday

"Glamorous, sexy, funny and dangerous. A triumph!" Evening Standard

"It’s dance theatre at its most powerful and passionate" Culturefly

 

Awards

Evening Standard Awards 2000: Winner - Musical Event of the Year

Olivier Awards 2000: Nominated - Outstanding Achievement in Dance

National Dance Awards 2015: Winner - Outstanding Female Dancer (Modern) Award (Zizi Strallen, for her role as Lana)