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So of the two versions of the film here, which is better to watch? One would expect it to be the Todd-AO version, which was shot in 70 mm instead of 35 mm, and at 30 frames per second rather than 24 for a smoother picture. Unfortunately, that's not the case. The Todd-AO version looks fuzzy and washed out and is clearly inferior to the DVD's CinemaScope transfer. Other bonus features include a commentary track by Oscar Hammerstein biographer Hugh Fordin and Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization president Ted Chapin and sing-along subtitles on disc 1. On disc 2 are a commentary track by Shirley Jones and historian Nick Redman (she recounts how she auditioned for the film on her way to veterinary school, and how she worried about being filmed in Todd-AO because it was "as though you could see every mark on your skin"), and black-and-white television broadcast performances of Gordon MacRae singing "Oh What a Beautiful Mornin'" and Florence Henderson and MacRae singing "People Will Say We're in Love." --David Horiuchi
Great musical. They just don't make them like this anymore....Published 3 days ago by Christi E. Smith
An excellent edition which played perfectly on my Region B blu-ray player. Note that setting for sound has to be at a very high level to capture the range recorded. Read morePublished 21 days ago by P. Chipman
I couldn't wait for the OKLAHOMAN BluRay. The picture and sound are excellent. The extras are also informative and interesting. Well worth the money.Published 23 days ago by David Joachim
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I've long possessed a collection of DVDs of the movie musicals of Rodgers & Hammerstein which have needed to be `zoomed' in order to present them in an undistorted Cinemascope image - but this has caused a loss of definition.
So, when Twentieth Century Fox released new `50th Anniversary'... Read More
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