The King & I ~ Starring Yul Brynner ~ 1985 Broadway Revival
Rare: This is an exceptionally good quality recording (both picture and sound) of the 1985 Broadway revival starring Yul Brynner and Mary Beth Peil, especially considering it was recorded over 29 years ago. Plus the DVD includes a great collection of bonus features from the motion picture (see below).
East versus West makes for a dramatic, richly textured and ultimately uplifting tale of enormous fascination. It is 1862 in Siam when an English widow, Anna Leonowens, and her young son arrive at the Royal Palace in Bangkok, having been summoned by the King to serve as tutor to his many children and wives.
The King is largely considered to be a barbarian by those in the West, and he seeks Anna's assistance in changing his image, if not his ways. With both keeping a firm grip on their respective traditions and values, Anna and the King grow to understand and, eventually, respect one another, in a truly unique love story. Along with the dazzling score, the incomparable Jerome Robbins ballet, 'The Small House of Uncle Thomas,' is one of the all-time marvels of the musical stage.
Also included on this DVD…
RARE: Also see: " Anna And The King " listed in TV section. This failed television show from 1972 starred Yul Brynner and Samantha Eggar; it was based on The King And I . Additional bonus features include featurettes from motion picture.
Top Cast Members - In Order of Appearence
Louis Leonowens ... Jeffrey Bryan Davis
Captain Orton ... Burt Edwards
Anna Leonowens ... Mary Beth Peil
The Interpreter ... Jae Woo Lee
Kralahome ... Jonathan Farwell
The King of Siam / The King... Yul Brynner
Lead Royal Dancer ... Kathy Lee Brynner
Lun Tha ... Sal Provenza
Tuptim ... Patricia Welch
Run time: 177m
B&W / Color: Color
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