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My Fair Lady [Blu-ray]
 

 Review by Suzanne Lanoue 11/1/15

I'm a lifelong fan of Broadway musicals, and this is one of the best movie adaptations of a Broadway musical ever made. It has wonderful music and great acting as well as really good directing and cinematography.  Although Audrey Hepburn is not a great singer, they dub her very well, and she lights up the screen with her presence and her fine acting. Rex Harrison is great in this and it was really his signature role, both on Braodway and in the movie (and in many subsequent stage versions), just like Yul Brenner and "The King and I."

Rex Harrison is not much of a singer, but he acts the role very well. He does this talk-singing kind of thing that works well for him. It was done a lot in the movies back in the 60's and 70's, especially when they cast non-singers in musicals. The whole cast is great.

The music is fantastic and you'll no doubt recognize the songs that have now become standards, like "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?," "Get Me to the Church on Time," "On the Street Where You Live" and "I Could Have Danced All Night."  If you haven't seen this movie, you definitely should because you'll never find a better musical movie than this one.

This is a classic story from the play "Pygmalion" about a bored professor who takes in a young flower girl and turns her into a sophisticated lady, on a bet. In turn, she makes him become kinder and more human as he falls in love with her (even though he doesn't much like women, or other people).

The Blu-Ray has great color. Even though the Oscar-winning musical is 50 years old, it looks brand new.  It has a lot of great features that you can below. It's hours of entertainment.  This would make a great gift for just about anyone.

I have to mention, too, that the packaging is beautiful. It has a metal-type of package that somehow fits together with a magnet. It's really cool. I love when DVD's have unusual packaging.

Features include: More Loverly Than Ever: The Making of My Fair Lady Then and Now;  1963 Production Kick-Off Dinner; Los Angeles and British Premiers; George Cukor Directs Baroness Bina Rothschild; Production Tests; Rex Harrison BFI Honor; Rex Harrison Golden Globe Acceptance Speech; Academy Awards Ceremony Highlights 4/5/65; 3 Theatrical Featurettes; Alternate Audrey Hepburn Vocals; Cecil Beaton Sketches; Behind-the-Scenes Photos; Comments On a Lady; Rex Harrison Radio Interview; and Trailers.

MORE INFO:

The newly restored, high definition upgrade of My Fair Lady: 50th Anniversary Edition arrives on Blu-ray + DVD combo pack October 27.

MY FAIR LADY
50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
 
THE HIGH DEFINITION UPGRADE NOW AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY™+ DVD 
COMBO PACK
 
Release Date: October 27, 2015
 
Experience one of the greatest movie musicals in cinematic history like never before as the eight-time Oscar® winning film arrives in a newly restored, high-definition collection, MY FAIR LADY: 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION, from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution. The release arrives just in time for the holidays on October 27 as a Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack, and features a brand new 4k restoration from an 8K scan of the original negative, and other surviving 65mm elements, painstakingly restored by acclaimed film historian and preservationist Robert A. Harris.

Adapted from the original Broadway hit and headlined by Hollywood legends
Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison, MY FAIR LADY: 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION arrives in collectible packaging with an entire Blu-ray disc dedicated to 90 minutes of special features including a variety of original trailers and featurettes that were used in theaters to promote the feature film, as well as footage from the film’s Los Angeles and British premieres in 1964.

MY FAIR LADY: 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack comes in collectible packaging with an entire Blu-ray disc dedicated to 90 minutes of special features including a variety of original trailers and featurettes that were used in theaters to promote the feature film, as well as footage from the film’s Los Angeles and British premieres in 1964.  The movie Blu-ray will be available in 1080p with English 7.1 96k Dolby TrueHD audio, French, Italian, German, Castilian Spanish and Japanese mono, along with English SDH, French, Italian, German, Castilian Spanish, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish and Danish subtitles. The special features on the Blu-ray will be available in various high definition or standard definition formats, English Stereo or Mono audio, and English SDH, French, Italian, German, Castilian Spanish, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish and Danish subtitles. The movie DVD will be available in standard definition, with English 5.1 Stereo Audio and English SDH. The collection is rated G and will be available for the suggested retail price of $42.99.   

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Page updated 11/27/15

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