The Meaning of Life It is good

The Meaning of Life

It is good to hear this if it was the 70mm version as the dvd transfer of this was dreadfulapart from the sound which knocked the 35mm version for six. South Pacific is magnificent and highly recommended. I dont expect Oklahoma! to make it out this year. If it makes it out next year, which I think is an anniversary year, I would be over the moon. Getting Fox to pony up one R H musical a year on Blu is a challenge enough. I would never be so greedy as to expect two in the same quarter. God, Id settle for just an SD of Lili, which MGM or Fox or whoever has consistently neglected to offer on DVD. Why?PFine musical. Star in Todd-AO and one of my favorites-Hair. A 16mm film of the original production of South Pacific was made in 1952, of the London cast, which includes Mary Martin and Muriel Smith. The film was made for archival purposes only, but it and Ive seen it. God, Id settle for just an SD of Lili, which MGM or Fox or whoever has consistently neglected to offer on DVD. Why?PFine musical. It would be Warners. P They own it now. There are very few classic Columbia/Sonys Blu Ray. It is absurd that are not yet available big hits like Oliver! Nor is understood that Warner will not edit Cabaret the dvd is not anamorphic!, or My Fair Lady in Blu Ray. My fair lady now belongs to Paramount. But it still puzzles me why Warner wont release Cabaret in blu-ray. Not even a special edition on sd. I hope Warner Bros leases My Fair Lady like they did for the DVD. Maybe a digibook? Maybe a box set? Paramount doesnt seem interested releasing catalog titles on blu-rayPeven with Audrey Hepburn Cabaret really need a re-master. There is a placeholder for it up at Amazon Im waiting for White Christmas as pointed out above, Paramount is rather slow on the catalog titles Location: The Land of Oranges, Mickey Mouse, and foreclosures A 16mm film of the original production of South Pacific was made in 1952, of the London cast, which includes Mary Martin and Muriel Smith. The film was made for archival purposes only, but it and Ive seen it. Do tell!P How did it compare to the movie? I like South Pacific, but IPkeep hearing that the movie doesnt hold a candle to the original Broadway production which won the Pulitzer for Drama. PIve always wondered about the stage version, which distracts me from enjoying the movie. Ive seen video clips of the original Broadway show, but have no idea whether a complete film or video recording exists. It does NOT hold a candle to the Broadway production. For one thing, whether Joshua Logan or the studio imposed this upon the film, the color filters used during the musical numbers just about kill the film. Incredibly bad, pretentious decision. The casting is also many levels below the Mary Martin and Ezio Pinza original. Those who were unable due to proximity or age to see this show might find the movie acceptable.

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