The NutcrackerDVD - 2000
The chief attraction of this 1968 adaptation is Rudolf Nureyev, who had defected to the West in 1961. This is his adaptation of the work, and the dancing is very classical, the costumes sumptuous, and the orchestra sparkling. The production made ballerina Merle Park a star. At a Christmas party, Clara is presented with the elegant Nutcracker prince by her doting godfather, Herr Drosselmeyer. The Nutcracker is broken and Clara is devastated. That night, Clara dreams about the Nutcracker prince: he comes to life, fights off a Rat King and his minions, and takes her to his kingdom.
Publisher: West Long Branch, NJ : Kultur International Films, , c1969.
Branch Call Number: 792.842 NUTCRACK
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approx. 100 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.