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Cirque du Soleil Presents: Quidam
Columbia/Tri-Star, CdS Images
Filmed /// 1999 | Amsterdam Run Time (90 minutes)

Quidam: It could be anyone, anybody. Someone coming, going, living in our anonymous society. A member of the crowd, one of the silent majority. One who cries out, sings and dreams within us all.The one who cries out is Zoë, a young girl who fumes because she believes she's seen everything there is to see, experienced all there is to experience. For her, life has lost all meaning. Her anger, sharp and unforgiving, shatters her world and soon she finds herself in a marvelous, unsettling, and terrifying place.

Known throughout the world as masters of awe-inspiring performance art, Cirque du Soleil takes its unique, award-winning show from under the big top and brings it into your home to enjoy forever! This collector's item features one of their most popular shows, Quidam, which was recorded live in Amsterdam following a three-year tour across North America.

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General Features
    cirque du soleil presents quidam, a cirque du soleil images and serpent films production, with granada media international. Executive Producer: peter wagg. Director: david mallet. Producer: rocky oldham.
Video (DVD) R1: NTSC, Anamorphic Wide-Screen (1.77:1)
R2: PAL, Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)
R4: PAL, Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)
Audio (DVD) R1: English, Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
R2: English, Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
R4: English, Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
Video (VHS) NTSC/PAL, Color, Full-screen (4:3)
Audio (VHS) English, Digital 2.0

Bonus Features
  • Trailers (R1/R2/R4) — A Dralion trailer that includes different music than the same trailer on the other DVDs. Unique here is a 3:30 wordless preview of "Journey of Man", which includes some shots that were not used in the finished IMAX film.

  • Featurettes (R2 Only) — A copy of "Full Circle" - the Making of Quidam documentary, and "Baroque Odyssey" - Cirque du Soleil's 10-year anniversary retrospective documentary.

  • Behind the Scenes — Peter Wagg is the Managing Director of Cirque du Soleil Images and Executive Producer of the video production of Cirque du Soleil Quidam. Wagg shares the challenge and the excitement of shooting such a show: "No other Cirque performance has ever been shot in this way," he says. "I wanted to bring something to the viewer that you don't get in any other medium or when you see the show as an audience member." The problems of shooting Quidam were monumental. To start with, Quidam plays in a tent with 2,500 seats, which poses its own set of problems. It's lighted for the audience instead of TV, which presents other challenges. And there are threads of a story throughout the event that are mixed in with the action. Quidam required 15 cameras including three remote-controlled and one "flying cam", extensive lighting research and a camera crew that had to film Cirque in a way that conveyed the exhilaration of a live show. { Read More }

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Edition Info

    Columbia/Tri-Star (1999-2007)

      R01 (USA/Canada)
         Release Date — Nov.09.1999
         Re-Released — Feb.06.2001
         Catalog — #04225 (UPC 0-43396-04225-4)
         ISBN — 0-7678-6271-6

      R02/R03/R04 - Worldwide
         Release Date — Dec.12.2000 (R2-EUR)
         Catalog — GVD010 (UPC 5014138502263)
         Release Date — Feb.07.2003 (R2-JPN)
         Catalog — TSDD-29380 (R2-JPN)
         Catalog — #06105-MNWS (R3-SE Asia)
         Release Date — Apr.18.2000 (R4-Aus)
         Release Date — Feb.07.2003 (R4-Aus)

      • Release Date — 2001 (China)
      • Catalog — 3-600LB-6292

      • Release Date — Nov.09.1999 (USA/CAN)
      • Re-Release — Oct.30.2001 (USA/CAN)
      • Catalog — #04224 (UPC 0-43396-04224-7)
      • Release Date — Feb.07.2003 (JPN)

    Cirque du Soleil Images (2007+)

      Region Free (All)
         Release Date — 2013
         Catalog — #514127 (4-00005-14127-x)

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