I've written about this film before... and I just posted these new comments on Facebook tonight but they are more suited to this forum.
One of my guilty pleasures is the mini-series "Wagner" starring Richard Burton and photographed by Vittorio Storaro. I'm one of the few people I know who watched the 8-hour 10-episode version that aired on the old Z Channel multiple times (because I taped it on VHS). It's not a glamorous portrait, Burton plays Wagner basically as a narcissist jerk and the screenplay by Charles Wood is rather elliptical with a meandering style (he wrote some Richard Lester movies like "Help!" and "The Bed-Sitting Room" and this has that sort of muttering non-sensical but almost musical dialogue at times). But as a college student, I fell in love with Storaro's lighting and the locations across Europe where it was shot. There was a version cut down to 3 hours that plays sometimes on TV.
I have a 4x3 PAL DVD of the 8-hour version from the 1990's and was thinking of replacing it with the NTSC version just so I wasn't forced to play it on my region-free DVD player, but a newer transfer came out in 2011 that claims it was "mastered in HDTV in a widescreen transfer approved by the director", released in standard def DVD unfortunately. So I just bought it.