Center Stage [DVD] [2000]

The ballet school drama Center Stage comes to DVD with a surprising amount of features, including a widescreen, anamorphic transfer, Dolby Digital 5.1 and Surround Audio, and a commentary by director Nicholas Hytner. A "making of" featurette and extended dance sequences emphasize the film's attention to choreography and ballet fundamentals, while the isolated music score and deleted scenes provide more insight into the creative processes behind Center Stage. Theatrical trailers, production notes, cast and crew biographies, and the video for Mandy Moore's "I Wanna Be With You" complete this fairly substantial and entertaining disc.
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Special Features

  • Digitally mastered audio and anamorphic video
  • Widescreen presentation
  • Audio: English, French 5.1 [Dolby Digital], and English 2-channel [Dolby Surround]
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Director's commentary
  • Mandy Moore music video: "I Wanna Be With You"
  • Extended dance sequences
  • Deleted scenes
  • Making-of featurette
  • Isolated music score
  • Theatrical trailers
  • Talent files
  • Interactive menus
  • Production notes
  • Scene selections


Center Stage
In this emotional drama, a team of young dancers are competing for places in a prestigious dance troupe. The dancers have to deal with the ups and downs of trying to find their place in the world, even as their profession also places an enormous physical and psychological challenge before them. They train with the rigor of championship athletes, and like most aspiring athletes, they know that only a tiny number of them will achieve the goal they've set for themselves. Director Nicholas Hytner) cast young dancers and athletes as his aspiring terpsichoreans, including Ilia Kulik, an Olympic gold medalist in figure skating; the cast also includes Peter Gallagher as the leader of the dance troupe, Susan May Pratt, Amanda Schull, Eion Bailey, Debra Monk, and Sascha Radetsky. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Amanda Schull
    Amanda Schull - Jody Sawyer
  • Zoe Saldana
    Zoe Saldana - Eva Rodriguez
  • Susan May Pratt
    Susan May Pratt - Maureen
  • Peter Gallagher
    Peter Gallagher - Jonathan Reeves
  • Donna Murphy
    Donna Murphy - Juliette Simone

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