Immortal Beloved [DVD] [1994]

Journey deep into the mind of one of the greatest classical composers of all time in Columbia/TriStar Home Video's feature-intensive special edition of Immortal Beloved. Presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen (enhanced for 16 x 9 TVs) and featuring a lavish closed-captioned Dolby Digital 5.1 audio track, this edition also includes additional closed-captioned English Dolby Digital Surround and Spanish Dolby Digital stereo tracks with optional English and Spanish subtitles. Learn the story behind the mystery in the "Beloved Beethoven" documentary, and hear director Bernard Rose discuss the craftsmanship that went into the production of the film in a feature-length director's commentary track. Other extra features include an original featurette, talent files, the theatrical trailer, and production notes.
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Special Features

  • Digitally remastered audio and anamorphic video
  • Director's commentary
  • "Beloved Beethoven" documentary
  • Original featurette
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Talent files
  • Audio: English 5.1 [Dolby Digital], Spanish [Stereo]
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Scene selections
  • Production notes
  • Interactive menus


Immortal Beloved
This biography of Ludwig von Beethoven (played here by Gary Oldman) builds its narrative around an actual letter found after his death, addressed only to the composer's "immortal beloved." The responsibility of discovering this mysterious person's identity falls to Beethoven's friend and secretary (Jeroen Krabbé), who sets out on an investigation that soon becomes an exploration of the composer's life. Through recollections and scattered hints, we receive glimpses of Beethoven's relationships with women, particularly his close interaction with a pair of very different Countesses. The film also pays prominent attention to the composer's oddly obsessive relationship with the young nephew whom he attempted to mold in his own image, and Beethoven's eventual hearing loss and descent into emotional instability. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Gary Oldman
    Gary Oldman - Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Isabella Rossellini
    Isabella Rossellini - Anna Marie Erdody
  • Johanna ter Steege
    Johanna ter Steege - Johanna Reiss
  • Barry Humphries
    Barry Humphries - Clemens Metternich
  • Marco Hofschneider
    Marco Hofschneider - Karl van Beethoven

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