Ringing with the show-biz sass of its Jule Styne/ Stephen Sondheim score, the film version of the Broadway hit Gypsy takes you on a grand vaudeville tour. It sweeps you up in the roller-coaster relationship of Louise (Natalie Wood), the wallflower later to blossom into sophisticated stripper Gypsy Rose Lee, and her ambitious mother Rose (Rosalind Russell, whose performance won her a fifth Best Actress Golden Globe Award). Karl Malden scores as Herbie, the salesman who falls for Rose -- to his exasperation. Full of terrific tunes (Everything's Coming Up Roses, Small World and Some People Among Them), Gypsy will certainly entertain you and definitely make you smile.
This new remastered print of GYPSY is only available as part of Warner's Natalie Wood Collection DVD boxset (along with "Sex and the Single Girl", "Bombers B-52", "Cash McCall", "Inside Daisy Clover" and a revised print of "Splendor in the Grass"). Owning the original Warner DVD pressing for GYPSY as well, I've compared the old print with this new one, and can confirm that the image looks sharper and clearer on the new DVD, with beautifully-saturated colours evidently struck … more
Pros: Made when movies were good watching Cons: none Adapted from a successful stage production, this product transfers with great ability to the screen. Based on the rise and fall of stripper Gypsy Rose Lee, played by Natalie Wood, it starts back in the days of vaudeville. The real Baby June (June Havoc who went on to play bit parts and eventually moved to teaching acting) was pushed so much by her mother to excel on the stage she eventually runs … more