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Essential Classics - Musicals

1 rating: 5.0
Classics and Comedy movie directed by Gene Kelly, George Cukor, Stanley Donen, and Vincente Minnelli

Disc 1: MY FAIR LADY Disc 2: SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Disc 3: GIGI

Genre: Classics, Comedy
1 review about Essential Classics - Musicals

essential classics indeed!

  • Jul 11, 2009
Rating:
+5
These three time-honoured musical classics deserve a space in every DVD collection. With stars like Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron and Audrey Hepburn, lush production values and memorable music, they'll be assured of giving your family hours and hours of solid movie entertainment.

MY FAIR LADY:
Rex Harrison "grows accustomed to the face" of Audrey Hepburn in the magical film version of the smash hit Broadway musical. Despite an ill-fitting singing voice provided by ghost dubber Marni Nixon, Hepburn glows as the Cockney guttersnipe who blooms under the guidance of a stuffy professor (Rex Harrison reprising his stage role).

Special features: audio commentary with film restoration experts James Katz and Robert Harris, art director Gene Allen and singer Marni Nixon; theatrical trailer.

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN:
The beloved musical classic built around the Arthur Freed/Nacio Herb Brown songbook, detailing the various trials and trevails that ensued when the "Talkies" took over silent Hollywood. Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds romance, whilst Donald O'Connor performs his tour-de-force "Make 'Em Laugh".

Special features: audio commentary hosted by Debbie Reynolds, and theatrical trailer.

GIGI:
The last big hurrah of the MGM musical stars Leslie Caron and Louis Jourdan in a lush adaptation of Colette's famed novella. Filmed on location in Paris by director Vincente Minnelli and featuring some of the most lavish costumes ever created by legendary Cecil Beaton, GIGI deservedly walked away with the 'Best Picture' Academy Award in 1959.

Special features: theatrical trailer.

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