Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

1999

Musical

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Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 86% · 7 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 81% · 10K ratings
IMDb Rating 7.3/10 10 4878 4.9K

Plot summary

Joseph, the favored son of Jacob, is betrayed by his jealous brothers, sold into slavery, and driven to Egypt. Though beset with adversity, Joseph perseveres through wit and faith and becomes the Governor of Egypt, second only to the Pharaoh.



October 18, 2023 at 03:34 PM

Director

David Mallet

Top cast

Ian McNeice as Potiphar
Joan Collins as Mrs. Potiphar
Richard Attenborough as Jacob
Alex Jennings as Butler
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742.2 MB
1280*710
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 20 min
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1.49 GB
1920*1064
English 5.1
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 20 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by ccthemovieman-1 8 / 10

'Technicolor' Is Right, This Is Stunning!

This was much better than I thought it might be, and I give it a high grade in a number of areas, beginning with production. This looked good, sounded good and simply was good! For some reason, I didn't expect much from Donny Osmond. I guess the Osmond is a lot more talented than people give them credit for, and I won't make that mistake again. I'd say the same for Joan Collins, who I could not picture in a "biblical film," but she did just fine. Then again, she played the villainous "Potiphar," so it wasn't like she was playing against type!

Normally I wouldn't care for something that was akin to an opera (all the lyrics being sung) and would skeptical about any Hollywood did regarding the Bible (figuring it would be distorted) but - once again - I was surprised. The story stayed true to the Bible and the presentation was so well done - and so incredibly colorful on this DVD - that is was a very satisfying and entertaining adaptation..

What most people who liked this DVD would cite the acting, the singing, the songs and/or the story as what impressed them most but, to me, it was the brilliant, stunning color in this play. Besides being a classic Old Testament story, this is a real visual treat.

Reviewed by Apostle 9 / 10

Amazing!

I was very impressed about how everything flowed in this production. I have to admit I was very skeptical about how film captures biblical stories, and if you've had the misfortune of seeing NBC's atrocious waste of time "Noah's Ark", it's not hard to be skeptical. However, I was VERY impressed with not only the main principals (Donny Osmond, Maria Friedman) but also with the supporting cast. Any production that can make A-list stars like Lord Richard Attenborough, Joan Collins, and Ian MacNiece take such small roles you know has to be good. I was particularly impressed by the brothers. Among the best of the group were Simeon, Benjamin, Ruben and Judah. I wanted to not like them because, after all, they are the bad guys. But they made me laugh more than anything else, which I believe was the whole point. A splendid variety of music and choreography make this one a keeper. (P.S. My absolute favorite character was Pharoh played by Richard Torti. "Pharoh is in the building!"... classic!

Reviewed by irishm 9 / 10

Fabulous!

I had never heard of this show 20-some years ago when I went with friends to see a local amateur production because their son played one of the brothers. The witty lyrics, the catchy tunes, the sheer creativity of throwing all those different musical styles together in the same show… wow. I went right out and bought the soundtrack.

Then I saw this version in the TV listings and my first thought was: oh no, NOT Donny Osmond.

Well, I'm still not a fan of his, really, but I thought he was absolutely perfect as Joseph. In fact, I'm not an Andrew Lloyd Webber devotee either, but that doesn't stop me from loving this show. The whole thing was fabulous, all of the casting choices (with the exception of Joan Collins… ugh) were perfect, and it's so entertaining I've probably seen it 20 times. I even recommended it to my elderly father, who is religious enough to require kind of a heads-up disclaimer for something like this that treats a Bible story with less than straight- faced reverence… he enjoyed it so much he bought the DVD.

Highly recommend, but if you have little kids you might want to preview it to make sure the costumes are something you're okay with… some of them are a bit skimpy, but being child-free myself it wasn't a concern.

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LouieTheFly October 18, 2023 at 03:57 pm

More of a Technicolor Yawn! Truly yak worthy! :P