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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
I've been waiting for this to be available on Blu-ray for a long time. It has been well worth the wait, as the Blu-ray version is nothing short of breathtaking! Read morePublished 7 days ago by Mark Webb
In the DVD version there is a segment entitled Todd AO vs CinemaScope. They show why they had to film two separate versions... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Brian D. Zachel
Shirley Jone's first movie performance. Rod Steiger sings in this pic. McRae is very good. This musical by Rogers and Hammersteins' is very good. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Daniel M. Iyo
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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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