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Grand Piano

(DVD - 2014 )
Average Rating: 2 stars out of 5.
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Tom Selznick, the most talented pianist of his generation, stopped performing in public because of his stage fright. Years after a catastrophic performance, he reappears in public in a long awaited concert in Chicago. In a packed theater, in front of the expectant audience, Tom finds a message written on the score: ₁Play one wrong note and you die₂. Without leaving the piano, Tom must discover the anonymous sniper₂s motives and look for help without anyone realizing.
Title: Grand piano
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 90 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
4 3/4 in.,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1,rda
widescreen (2.40:1),24 fps,rda
NTSC,rda
video file,DVD video,Region 1,rda
Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
Media Type: video
Carrier Type: videodisc
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture, 2013
Special features: The making of Grand Piano; soundtrack; coaches; following Eugenio; stunts; visual effects; Wayne's shot; interviews; AXS TV: a look at Grand Piano
Summary: Tom Selznick, the most talented pianist of his generation, stopped performing in public because of his stage fright. Years after a catastrophic performance, he reappears in public in a long awaited concert in Chicago. In a packed theater, in front of the expectant audience, Tom finds a message written on the score: ₁Play one wrong note and you die₂. Without leaving the piano, Tom must discover the anonymous sniper₂s motives and look for help without anyone realizing.
Audience: MPAA rating: R; for some language
Statement of Responsibility: Magnet Releasing presents ; a Nostromo Pictures production ; in association with The Solution Entertainment Group, Atresmediacine, and Telefónica Studios ; producers Adrían Guerra, Rodrigo Cortés ; written by Damien Chazelle ; directed by Eugenio Mira
Distributor: Los Angeles, California :, Magnolia Home Entertainment,, [2014]
Credits: Costume designer, Patricia Monné ; editor, José Luis Romeu ; music, Víctor Reyes ; production designer, Javier Alvariño ; director of photography, Unax Mendía.
Performers: John Cusack, Elijah Wood, Kerry Bishé, Tamsin Egerton, Allen Leech, Don McManus, Alex Winter.
System Details: DVD, NTSC region 1, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; 5.1 Dolby Digital
Other Language: In English; Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH)
Subject Headings: Pianists Drama Stage fright Drama Hostages Drama Snipers Drama
Genre/Form: Feature films
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: Pianists
Stage fright
Hostages
Snipers
Publisher No: 10659 Magnolia Home Entertainment
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Jul 15, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Incredulous plot from the start of the concert. about 25 minutes into the film.
Even the music was abominated by all the chattering between the pianist and his antagonist.

Jul 14, 2014
  • KateHillier rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Bit of fun, this. Elijah Wood plays a concert pianist with debilitating stage fright who is returning to the stage. Written in red on his score are the words "play one wrong note and you die."

We spend the length of the concert watching all kinds of insanity go on while wondering precisely when the wife or the performer are going to be shot. Nicely tense at most points but some of the utter insanity gets in the way but what's a B horror film without a bit of insanity?

I did enjoy John Cusack a lot as the menacing voice in the earpiece and I think he had a nice bit of fun himself too.

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Jul 15, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Conductor: Let me tell you something about the piano that Tom is playing. This customized Imperial Boesenndorfer with eight full octaves
belonged to Patrick himself. This is the first time this piano has been on a stage anywhere. Sadly, we don't get to keep it. Tonight when we're finished, this piano is on an 11 PM plane to Switzerland, which is probably not what the board of directors thought I meant when I assured them that tonight they
would see this instrument take flight.

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Apr 21, 2014
  • libguy_1 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

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