1 videodisc (approximately 78 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in..
The Baryshnikov collection
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital.
Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gelsey Kirkland, Alexander Minz, David Brachtenbach, George De La Pena, Norman Rose, Rebecca Wright.
Original music, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky ; production designer, Boris Aronson ; conductor, Kenneth Schermerhorn ; choreographer, Mikhail Baryshnikov.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1977.
Based on the story "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" by E.T.A. Hoffmann.
MPAA rating: Not rated.
From an imperial-era Russian Christmas party, a young girl named Clara is whisked in her dreams to an imaginary world populated by the animated creations of the wizard toy maker Drosselmeier. Clara innocently develops a crush on the imaginary Nutcracker prince. Upon her arrival in the Land of the Sweets, she dances a yearning pas de deux with the Nutcracker Prince. It makes the ballet far more interesting. The frequent involvement of Drosselmeyer throughout the ballet reinforces a magical effect.
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