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Amadeus This limited edition of Amadeus, the classical equivalent of Purple Rain, doesn't stint on bonuses: Along with a new ...AmadeusHistorical, DramaPT158MPG This limited edition of Amadeus, the classical equivalent of Purple Rain, doesn't stint on bonuses: Along with a new ...1996-02-16Kenny BakerElizabeth BerridgeSimon CallowChristine EbersoleJeffrey JonesCynthia NixonKenny Baker, Elizabeth Berridge, Simon Callow, Christine Ebersole, Jeffrey Jones, Cynthia NixonOrion Pictures

Amadeus

Genre: Historical, Drama; Starring: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Kenny Baker, Elizabeth Berridge, Simon Callow, Christine Ebersole, Jeffrey Jones, Cynthia Nixon; Director: Milos Forman; Author: Peter Shaffer; Runtime (in minutes): 158; MPAA Rating: PG; Distributor: Orion Pictures

This limited edition of Amadeus, the classical equivalent of Purple Rain, doesn’t stint on bonuses: Along with a new letterboxed transfer and spruced up audio mix, there’s a documentary with six restored scenes, a two-CD soundtrack, and a copy of Peter Shaffer’s 1980 play. The movie looks and sounds glorious, and the commentary by director Milos Forman and Shaffer, who adapted his play for the screen, has a charmingly smutty edge (Forman notes that one prostitute gave syphilis to Mozart and Beethoven). Still, was Mozart really as goofy as Tom Hulce plays him?