The Dangerous Christmas of Red Riding Hood [Import anglais]
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The Dangerous christmas of Red Riding Hood, a musical made in 1965, retells the classic tale of Little Red Riding Hood, but from the Wolfs point of view. The poor, poor Wolf is in jail and tries to explain that he never meant to harm the precocious young girl he met in the woods. But of course, the animals of the forest, along with the cowardly woodsman, have some trouble believing him....
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Voir Liza Minnelli (qui a 23 ans) en petit chaperon rouge, voilà qui ne manque pas d'intérêt surtout que c'était sa première comédie musicale.
Tout le monde connaît cette histoire, mais ici elle a la particularité d'être vu du côté du loup.
Cela a excité ma curiosité, et franchement je ne regrette pas d'avoir visionné ce show. Liza est trop mignonne !!!. Je peux vous dire que je vais conservé ce DVD dans mes archives, car la carrière de Liza est faite de films, de disques et de tournées, et la voir dans ce charmant conte c'est tout simplement INCROYABLE !!!
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This is a DVD to avoid if you have this material in any other format. This DVD is not an upgrade in any way from the old VHS tape or the old LP recording.
Of course, the story is essentially the story of Red Riding Hood with a few twists here and there. Naturally the main revision is that now this is a Christmastime tale. Liza Minnelli plays Red Riding Hood; and Cyril Ritchard does a great job as the wolf (that's Mr. Lone T. Wolf to you). Look also for The Animals to play the wolf's cronies; and Vic Damone turns in a great performance as a prince turned into a woodchopper by some evil spell.
The action begins with the wolf--in a cage now--telling us he's going to tell us the "real" version of what happened. Well, little changes--but the story is embellished very nicely with The Animals singing very well and playing their electric guitars. Liza and Cyril dance very well; and the actors playing the woodland creatures perform some wonderful ballet routines during the course of the movie. Naturally, Little Red Riding Hood is saved by the woodchopper hero and everyone (except the wolf) is happy ever after.
This film has historical significance and sentimental value to Liza Minnelli fans; and people will enjoy The Animals playing some bit parts and singing their best. Cyril Ritchard couldn't be better; you truly get the feeling he enjoyed doing this.
Now there's the major issue of the quality of the print. I don't mind black and white. However, the print needs major restoration. The print suffers from scratches, rounded corners at the edges and a noticeable amount of fading. That disappoints me.
Overall, this excellent, underappreciated and long forgotten Christmas television special program displays the sublime talents of the actors and actresses. Liza Minnelli positively shines every time she smiles in this film. I highly recommend this for Liza fans and fans of older television shows; and here's hoping that they can restore this sometime soon.
"The Dangerous Christmas of Red Riding Hood, or Oh Wolf, Poor Wolf," originally broadcast over the ABC network during Christmas of 1965, proved so popular that ABC repeated the broadcast the following Christmas season. (Most likely the last time it was seen in color; rebroadcasts were rare 45 years ago.) I was only 11 years old at the time, but I still remember watching and enjoying both broadcasts. "Red" was a TV special and not a movie. It was filmed in a television studio using the "live-on-tape" method. (The camera was pretty much stationary and post-production was quick and without much editing or close ups.) The music was performed live in the studio. And so, if you listen to the original cast recording (recorded not in 1965, but a year later in 1966) you will notice some major differences between the performances. On the recording there is now an overture and two full ballets which add at least 15 minutes to the brief running time of the show (neither of which were a part of the broadcast). And the Animals must not have been available for the recording date because they do not sing in the song "Snubbed" with the wolf. (Instead, on the LP, this ensemble piece is turned into a solo for Cyril Ritchard who admirably sings both his and the Animals' parts, making the wolf sound somewhat psycho and much funnier than on the TV special.) The Animals performance of "We're Gonna Howl Tonight" was not re-recorded for the album, but was taken directly off the soundtrack of the broadcast; hence, the sound quality goes from stereo to monaural on the album during that one number. Overall, the performances are first rate on the LP. The "ad libs" are funnier, the orchestra is larger, and even the lyrics received a sprucing up.
The show was originally broadcast in color. But, as was the case in much of early TV, the reel of tape that housed the show was worth more than the material it preserved because the color broadcast of "Red" was eventually erased and the reel reused to preserve another ABC show. What exists today on VHS and DVD is an inferior black and white kinescope of the broadcast. (Before the invention of recordable video tape, television primitively preserved its history by placing a film camera in front of a TV monitor during a broadcast.That explains the distorted image.) The entire production was meant to be performed with tongue firmly planted in cheek. We understood that in 1965. Few in today's audiences "get it" now. The art of satire is, unfortunately, lost today and this type of comedy is mistakenly called "corny." And so, the charm of this small masterpiece is also lost.
For years, I showed this delightful musical to my music theater students at Christmastime. It is a perfect example of what we came to know as the end of Broadway musicals as we we knew them (falling, as it does, after "Fiddler On the Roof" and "Hello Dolly," but before "Mame" and "Company"). "Red"provides us with the opportunity to observe Liza Minnelli as she evolved from a mass of nervous teenage energy into a confident and well-rounded superstar; hear the brilliant Broadway-quality score of Jule Styne and Bob Merrill; and, best of all, experience one of the world's greatest comic performers, Cyril Ritchard, in one of his most hilarious roles.
Yes, pray for a better copy to come alone. But while we wait, let's just be happy that this beat-up copy exists for our enjoyment.
[Originally published on IMDb (Internet Movie Database) by author.]
Even if this DVD had used a pristine quality color videotape source, I would still only give it 2&1/2, maybe 3 stars. This show is a low budget (the sets look like something from a school play), over-acted disappointment. I'm surprised the cast,especially Cyril Ritchard, wasn't bleeding from their mouths due to all the splinters they must have recieved from all their scenery chewing performances. The story has a minimal Christmas connection- it is set on Christmas eve, Christmas is mentioned once or twice in one song, there's a Christmas tree in the background in one scene, and instead of "goodies" in her basket, Red Riding Hood is bringing Christmas presents to Granny (who is never seen, even after the Wolf is defeated, she remains trapped in a trunk!).
I bought this mainly because of the Animals being in the cast. Their two songs are OK; one rocks pretty good. Liza has a couple of OK songs but , on the whole it is a dated curiosity that would have been a good value as maybe a $4.99 budget disc, but not $17.99!