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Cirque du Soleil Presents: Dralion
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Filmed /// 2000 | San Francisco Run Time (89 minutes)

Cirque du Soleil, the world-renowned avant-garde troupe that has revolutionized and reinvented the circus arts, takes you on another awe-inspiring journey of the senses with its latest acclaimed production Dralion.

Dralion is Cirque du Soleil at its purest, a dynamic performance that seems to transcend the boundaries of the imagination and lead us into a dreamscape with a new and sparkling perspective.

An imaginative fusion of ancient Chinese circus tradition with the Cirque's own unique performance artistry, the show that has been seen by an audience of nearly 3 million worldwide! Dralion features breathtaking acrobatics, delightful humor, hypnotic music and enchanting costumes -- an unforgetable masterpiece of timeless magic destined to delight viewers of all ages!

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General Features
    cirque du soleil presents dralion, a cirque du soleil images inc. and serpent films production. Executive Producer: peter wagg. Director: david mallet. Producer: rocky oldham.
Video (VOD) HD 16:9/1080i
Video (DVD) NTSC/PAL, Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)
Audio (DVD) Standard: English, Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
Superbit: DTS/Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles English, French, Spanish, Japanese
Video (VHS) NTSC/PAL, Color, Full-screen (4:3)
Audio (VHS) English, Digital 2.0

Bonus Features
  • Multi-Angle Performances — There are four "multi-angle" selections, where you can look at the standard shot, a close-up, a medium shot, or a full-stage view, all in sync with the rest of the program. The skipping rope (2:22), dralions (4:53), teeterboard (4:57), and single hand-balancing (5:00) acts can be viewed with this feature (of interest is a bit of behind-the-scenes trivia: during the hand-balancing act, the first transfer from one hand to the other is successful in the finished version, while the alternate angles reveal that the shot is a re-shoot; the performer almost missed it originally.)

  • "In The Heart of Dralion" (22:50) — A short 23-minute retrospective on the creation of Dralion, touching on the troubles the creative team endured to bring Dralion to audiences.

  • Behind the Scenes — Created to complement the live show experience, Cirque du Soleil Presents Dralion was designed specifically for television and shot during four sold-out performances in San Francisco. David Mallet, the award-winning director, employed 14 cameras and special lighting to capture the essence of the performances. For 12 days, more than 50 specialists worked in close collaboration with the North American Tour staff to organize the site and to make sure that the Big Top and set were re-lit and ready for the cameras. { Read More }

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Edition Info

    Columbia/Tri-Star (2001-2007)

      R01 (USA/Canada)
         Release Date — Jan.23.2001
         Catalog — #06105 (0-43396-06105-7)
         ISBN — 0-7678-6271-6

      R02/R03/R04 - Worldwide
         Release Date — Jan.28.2002 (R2-EUR)
         Catalog — CDR29404 (R2-EUR)
         Release Date — Feb.07.2003 (R2-JPN)
         Catalog — TSDD-29404 (R2-JPN)
         Catalog — #06105-MNWS (R3-SE Asia)
         Release Date — Jul.11.2001 (R4-Aus)

      • Release Date — 2001 (China)
      • Catalog — 3-600LB-6298

      • Release Date — Jan.23.2001 (USA/CAN)
      • Catalog — #06139 (0-43396-06139-2)
      • Release Date — Feb.07.2003 (JPN)

    Cirque du Soleil Images (2007+)

      Region Free (All)
         Release Date — 2012
         Catalog — #512740 (4-00005-12740-x)

      Video on Demand
         Release Date — Oct.08.2013
         Apple iTunes, Amazon Instant, Hulu+

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