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An American in Paris [Blu-ray] (2009)

Gene Kelly , Leslie Caron , Vincente Minnelli  |  G |  Blu-ray
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (228 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant, Georges Guetary, Nina Foch
  • Directors: Vincente Minnelli
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Color, Original recording remastered, Restored, Full Screen
  • Language: German (Dolby Digital 1.0), English (Dolby Digital 1.0), Italian (Dolby Digital 1.0), French (Dolby Digital 1.0), Spanish (Dolby Digital 1.0)
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: G (General Audience)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: March 31, 2009
  • Run Time: 113 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (228 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0018KGVA4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,985 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "An American in Paris [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

Special Features

Commentary hosted by Patricia Ward Kelly and featuring rare, often previously unheard interviews with Gene Kelly, Vincente Minnelli, Arthur Freed, Alan Jay Lerner, Johnny Green, Saul Chaplin, Michael Feinstein, Preston Ames, and Irene Sharaff and new observations by Leslie Caron and Nina Foch

'S Wonderful: The Making of An American in Paris: documentary featuring new interviews, including Leslie Caron and Nina Foch (in high definition)

New ultra-resolution digital transfer

American Masters career profile Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dancer

Vintage FitzPatrick Traveltalks short Paris on Parade

Classic cartoon Symphony in Slang

Love Walked In outtake song sequence

Audio-only bonuses: Outtake songs gallery and Gene Kelly/Leslie Caron/Johnny Green radio promos

Theatrical trailer


Editorial Reviews

Synopsis: Winner of six Oscars(R) including Best Picture, this sparkling musical showcases the incomparable Gene Kelly with the lovely Leslie Caron amid the glorious melodies of Gershwin. Director: Vincente Minnelli Actors: Leslie Caron, Gene Kelly Awards: ACADEMY AWARD - BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY ACADEMY AWARD - BEST COSTUME DESIGN ACADEMY AWARD - BEST DIRECTOR ACADEMY AWARD - BEST ORIGINAL STORY ACADEMY AWARD - BEST PICTURE ACADEMY AWARD - BEST SCORE ACADEMY AWARD - BEST SCREENPLAY ACADEMY AWARD - BEST SET DECORATION AFI - TOP 100 MOVIE AFI - TOP 100 PASSIONS ZAGAT SURVEY MOVIE SELECTION

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115 of 116 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Special Edition gets Ultra-Resolution Process July 2, 2008
By Dave
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Warner Brothers' proprietary Ultra-Resolution process has brought new life to such classics as "The Wizard of Oz," "Gone With the Wind," Errol Flynn's "Robin Hood," and "Singin' in the Rain." By going back to the original three-strip technicolor negatives and realigning them digitally, the color and detail blows away anything that customers have seen in the past with home video. "An American In Paris" has now undergone the same process. For those that have a blu-ray player, be sure to order this version, An American in Paris [Blu-ray]. Here is a list of extras that are the same on both versions:

Disc 1:
1.33:1 Full Screen with Original Mono audio * Tech Specs for Blu-ray version: Video is 1080P 1.33:1 * Audio is English, French, Spanish (Both Castilian and Latin), German and Italian DD1.0 * Subtitles (Main Feature): English, French, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish * Subtitles (on Select Bonus Material): English, French, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese
1938 MGM short: Paris on Parade
1951 MGM cartoon: Symphony in Slang
Theatrical trailer

Disc 2:

2002 American Masters Documentary: Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dancer (Gene Kelly - Anatomy of a Dancer)

`S Wonderful: The Making of An American in Paris, an all new documentary, produced especially for this release. A dynamic history of the making of the film, which reveals how George and Ira Gershwin's classic songs, the dazzling art of the French impressionists and the ultimate teamwork of MGM's legendary "Freed Unit" came together to create a musical masterpiece.
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68 of 72 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars S'Wonderful March 20, 2004
Format:DVD
A glorious movie that showcases Gene Kelly's breathtaking talent. Forget the silly story and just watch him dance and dance and dance. He does more with a turn of a shoulder than most dancers can do with their whole body. This movie also introduced the lithe and lovely Leslie Caron as the object of Kelly's affection. The film builds to its dramatic hallucinatory conclusion as Kelly dances his way across a Paris dreamscape, that brings all the elements of modern dance together in a tour-de-force that was unprecedented in musicals of that time. You can't help getting swept away in the feel-good spirit of this movie. It was another time and place.
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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
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The dazzling seventeen-minute dance sequence of George Gershwin's 1928 orchestral piece, "An American in Paris", is an indisputable masterwork. Choreographed with precision and unparalleled flair by Gene Kelly, the vibrant combination of color, music and dance is still eye-poppingly startling as the piece is broken down into scenes inspired by selected master artists - Dufy in the opening Place de la Concorde piece, Manet in the flower market, Utrillo in a Paris street, Rousseau at the fair, Vincent Van Gogh in the spectacular Place de l'Opera piece, and Toulouse-Lautrec for the Moulin Rouge where Kelly wears his famous white bodysuit. The 97 minutes that precede this finale are not as exciting, not by a long shot, but there are certain charms to be had in viewing the entire 1951 Oscar-winning musical.

Director Vincente Minnelli and screenwriter Alan Jay Lerner have fashioned a surprisingly sophisticated if rather slight romantic story focused on Jerry Mulligan, a former G.I. who has remained in Paris after the end of WWII trying to make a living as a painter. With his braggadocio manner and athletic dancing style, Gene Kelly can be concurrently ingratiating and irritating as a screen personality, but he seems to find his oeuvre as the carefree Jerry. The love-triangle plot is focused on Jerry's involvement with Milo Roberts, a self-proclaimed art patron but a sexual predator when it comes to young artists. On their first date in a crowded Montmartre nightclub, Jerry unapologetically falls for Lise, a young woman who turns out to be the fiancee of Henri, a professional entertainer and friend of Jerry's pal, Adam, an out-of-work concert pianist. Romantic complications ensue until the inevitable ending but not before several classic Gershwin songs are performed.
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's Very Clear This Movie's Here to Stay August 13, 2002
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1951 was a tense year in America. Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were convicted of selling U.S. nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union. In North Korea, truce negotiations failed. McCarthyism reigned and Hollywood suffered as many of its key players were blacklisted. It is no wonder, then, that the movie-going public sought lighter fare. With its simple script, lush color, and innovative choreography, An American in Paris was just the ticket.
An American in Paris is the story of boy meets girl, boy gets girl-with not much in between. Gene Kelly plays Jerry, an ex-GI trying to make a go of it as an artist in the city of artist's garrets and cheap cheese. When he spots Lise (Leslie Caron) he knows instantly that she's the gal for him, and he sets about wooing and winning her, ignorant of the fact that she's dating Henri (Georges Guetary). Complicating things (but not much) is his wealthy patroness Milo (Nina Fochs). Another ex-patriot, Adam (Oscar Levant), plays the fifth wheel, adding comic relief to a script that doesn't need it. But people don't really watch this movie for the script, they watch it for the beautiful cinematography and the singing and dancing.
The set design is gorgeously colorful, making Paris dangerously magnetic to anyone who might be making travel plans. This is the Paris of sweet children seeking bubble-gum, kind elderly Parisian ladies who break into dance in cafes, a happy nightclub scene on clean stone streets, and of course lavish flowers, safe riverbanks, and Parisian churches. It's a perfect setting for the score, which includes such songs as "Our Love is Here to Stay," "I Got Rhythm" (sung by Kelly with a team of little urchins), and "'S Wonderful". And the dancing is.
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Published 4 days ago by dewitt lee
5.0 out of 5 stars thats how good this movie is
i would give it ten stars,thats how good this movie is. Its pure delight and joy. the same goes for shane the best western ever
because of the principals it expouses. Read more
Published 7 days ago by yaroslaw levycky
5.0 out of 5 stars dvd
Item just as described, I have nothing bad to say about it since it follows the novel and does a good job
Published 1 month ago by Shirley C Bunch
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great American Musical Lives Again in HD
Being old enough to have seen and loved the original movie, it is a joy for me to revisit the show in this excellent digital transfer. Sound and color are superb. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Paul E. Weston
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!
I wish I could write well enough to convey the brilliance of this marvellous film to anyone who hasn't experienced it, but I can't...too bad.
Published 2 months ago by raymond biasotti
5.0 out of 5 stars I just love An American in Paris
An American in Paris is wonderful and the ballet at the end of the movie choreographed by Gene Kelly is simply too wonderful for words to describe it.
Published 2 months ago by Susan Koch
5.0 out of 5 stars Great classic
A beautiful classic. I will never tire seeing this wonderful movie. The music an dancing is some of the best.
Published 2 months ago by Sabila
5.0 out of 5 stars Tamara Barnett
Another great movie. This i can really relate to because I'm an artist myself and Paris is one place I plan on visiting soon.
Published 2 months ago by tamarabarnett
2.0 out of 5 stars It does not hold up
Many of Gene Kelly's musicals seem fresh and interesting but this one does not. The dance scenes were fine but my wife and I found aspects of the plot to be very bothersome with... Read more
Published 2 months ago by David Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic Gene Kelly movie
Silly story, but who cares with Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron in it? Great dancing from both of them. Music is as good as it gets.
Published 2 months ago by E. Bullen
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