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Easter Parade [Blu-ray] (2013)

Judy Garland , Fred Astaire , Charles Walters  |  NR |  Blu-ray
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (226 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Peter Lawford, Ann Miller, Jules Munshin
  • Directors: Charles Walters
  • Producers: Arthur Freed
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: February 19, 2013
  • Run Time: 107 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (226 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B009VOLSA2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #123,656 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Easter Parade [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

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If you can't join 'em, beat 'em! When his long-time dance partner abandons him for the Ziegfeld Follies, Don Hewes decides to show who's who what's what by choosing any girl out of a chorus line and transforming her into a star. So he makes his choice and takes his chances. Of course, since Fred Astaire portrays Don and Judy Garland plays the chorine, we know we're in for an entertainment sure thing.

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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Astaire, Garland, Irving Berlin, and Movie Magic April 8, 2002
Format:VHS Tape
Originally intended as a re-teaming of Judy Garland and Gene Kelly, EASTER PARADE ran into trouble when Garland's doctors advised against her working under the direction of her husband, director Vincent Minnelli--and no sooner did director Charles Walters take the helm than Gene Kelly broke his leg. Out of such confusion are movie musical miracles born: although a bit old to act as Garland's leading man, Fred Astaire was coaxed out of retirement. He and Garland had tremendous chemistry, EASTER PARADE was a box office smash, and Astaire unexpectedly found himself reborn as an MGM star.
Set in 1900s New York, the film's story line is flimsy but enjoyable. After long-time dance partner Ann Miller abandons the act, Astaire hires chorus girl Garland and attempts to recast her in his former partner's mold--a situation which offers Astaire and Garland considerable comedy and gives Astaire the chance to parody several of his own famous dance of the 1930s. Garland eventually convinces Astaire that she needs to be herself, and once the act is revamped they become a hot ticket--and, once their several romantic complications are resolved, romantic partners as well.
Astaire is every bit as charming here as he was in his Ginger Roger days, and his choreography retains his signature sharpness, wit, and elegance. Although Garland isn't really a dancer, she holds her own with Astaire and she tears strips off a brillant score of Irving Berlin favorites. Both are well supported by Anne Miller, who gives a brilliant turn with 'Shakin' the Blues Away,' and Peter Lawford, who is quite charming as one of Garland's admirers. Although this really isn't as inspired as the truly great MGM musicals of the late 1940s, director Walters keeps it going at a smart pace, and the star power, clever script, memorable score, and those legendary MGM production values elevate it well above the pack. Musical fans will be in for a treat! Recommended.
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56 of 65 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I Love This Movie!!!!!!!! October 16, 2004
Some movies (especially movies from today) are really to me just a waste of time and money. People just don't seem to care about what people see on the screen anymore. And that is one of the reasons I LOVE old movies! Because you can always, almost, well, you can really never go wrong!! And Easter Parade is one of those movies to just treasure. To save for your children and grandchildren. So they can's appreciate the past, and know that there once was a time when people cared about the things they put on that larger than life screen.

Easter Parade begins with the ballroom dancer, Don Hews (Fred Astaire). Who is in love with his goregeous partner (Ann Miller) Oh, what a star!

Those two are a great team that audiences love. But when Nadene, (Miller) becomes hungry for renown, she dumps him for the Zigfield Follies, and Don's best friend, the handsome Johnny Harlow (Peter Lawford).

Angry Don sets off to prove to Nadene that he can dance with anybody and he doesn't need her! So he finds the chorus girl working at a bar, the Lovely Hannah Brown (Judy Garland). Wonderful songs that put a smile on your face. And clever lines that will make you laugh! Easter Parade has it all!! And as Don Hews realizes he's fallen hoplelessly in love with Hannah. And he proves to the narrow minded, jealous, Nadene, he DOESN'T need her, and he CAN dance with anybody.

Clinton Sundberg plays the bar tender where Hannah used to work. And thinks he knows everything. Lines like:

Astaire: I bet you know alot about women.

Sundberg: I should, been single all my life.

Wonderful songs like: Easter Parade, Love the Piano, A Fella With a Umbrella, Michigan, shakin the Blues away, and more!
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easter Parade Blu-Ray Corrected Disc coming soon!! February 28, 2013
Format:Blu-ray
Hello everyone!

I just thought I'd share with you all that Warner Brothers is in the process of making Corrected Blu-Ray discs for Easter Parade. I got an e-mail today from a Representative at Warner Brothers after I e-mailed them with my concerns regarding the missing "Judy Garland: By Myself" that was advertised and not put on the disc. I was told that they were just made aware of the problem and are in the process of making the correction. They asked me for my address and told me that they would ship it to me as soon as it became available. So, I would e-mail Warner Brothers through their website (warnerbrothers.com) and express the same concerns as I did and someone SHOULD respond to you within a few days and hopefully, ask you for your address so you can get one sent to you. Hope you all didn't run out and buy the 2 Disc Special Edition on DVD just to get this missing extra. :)Easter Parade [Blu-ray]

UPDATE: 3-26-13 Well, I FINALLY got my copy and, as with the rest of you, it was Disc 2 of the DVD 2 Disc Special Edition. I must say, I am rather disapointed that Warner Brothers didn't fix the Blu-Ray version of this Movie and add the missing documentary. I'm sure all they did was tear open a bunch of the 2 Disc sets and take Disc 2 out and throw away the rest of the set; just to satisfy the requests for a fix from me and the rest of you. So, OK. They put a band-aid over the problem. What happens from this point onward?? Are they going to just keep sending out Disc 2 of the DVD collection everytime someone writes or calls to voice their concerns about the missing documentary??
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great
Published 3 days ago by D. Pannell
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 6 days ago by Maria Escobar Rojas
5.0 out of 5 stars Easter Parade [1948] [Blu-ray]
Easter Parade [1948] [Blu-ray] ONE OF MGM’S BRIGHTEST, CHEERIEST MUSICALS! PLUS THE UPLIFTING IRVIN BERLIN SCORE IS FIRST RATE! Read more
Published 1 month ago by Andrew C. Miller
5.0 out of 5 stars cute vintage movie
cute vintage movie as always
Published 1 month ago by Mark Ray
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
Classic movie. Great movie to add to any DVD collection of classic movies.
Published 1 month ago by Doris
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice transfer - lots of extras
Fred and Judy in their only released movie together. I always though of Fred Astaire as the most versatile entertainer of the twentieth century. Read more
Published 1 month ago by M. Cunningham
5.0 out of 5 stars Easter Parade (Two-Disc Sepcial Edition)
Absolute love the story line, setting, music and choice of actors/actresses
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Published 2 months ago by Beverly McPate
5.0 out of 5 stars An old favorite
Loved the music in this movie and the dancing was superb. Disappointed it wasn't full screen, however, the colors were great.
Published 2 months ago by Sedonasky
5.0 out of 5 stars great as ever
I mean, Fred, Judy, Ann, Peter -- what more needs to be said? this is probably one of my most favorite movies, I never get tired of it. 5 stars.
Published 2 months ago by Julie Hammond
5.0 out of 5 stars For My Students
Picked the 5 star as the scene, "Drum Crazy" is an excellent snippet to show my students singing, dancing and use of percussion instruments while introducing Swing to 3rd... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Barbara M. Frantz
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Hi KISS ALIVE! '75's, it was factory sealed with the DVD inside a two disc case with the Blu-ray. Also the DVD is the same as the 2 disc older DVD set with all the extras. RIP OFF INDEED!!!!!!!!!!!
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