Here are details about Columbia’s School Of Flesh and Bizet’s Carmen

We have just received detailed information on two upcoming releases from Columbia TriStar Home Video. On December 7, 1999 Columbia TriStar Home Video will release The School Of Flesh and Bizet’s Carmen on DVD.

“The School Of Flesh” will be a day & date release with its VHS counterpart. Transposed to present-day Paris, the film offers a fresh interpretation of the archetypal May/December love story, one that considers its characters in all their human complexities and contradictions. The release will contain the film’s 16×9 enhanced widescreen presentation with the original French language track in Dolby Stereo. It will feature subtitles in English, Spanish and French and carry a suggested retail price of $27.95.

All the passion and spectacle of “Bizet’s Carmen” comes to life in this dazzling screen opera starring Placido Domingo and Julia Migenes-Johnson. In 19th century Seville, the lusty, tempestuous Carmen, seduces a naive Army corporal, Don Jose, newly assigned to the village fortress. Jose abandons his career, his fiancee and even his dying mother for the love of this sultry gypsy. But soon she spurns him in favor of a toreador, Escamillo. Crazed with jealousy, Jose begs Carmen to return to him, but her taunting declaration of independence results in tragedy. Shot entirely on location in Andalusian, Spain, Bizet’s Carmen has been hailed as the definitive version of this classic opera.

This DVD will contain a 16×9 enhanced widescreen version of the opera with the original French-Italian language track in stereo, as well as subtitles in English, French and Spanish. “Bizet’s Carmen” will also carry a suggested retail price of $27.95.

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