South Pacific (Collector's Edition)
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- Theatrical Trailer
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This DVD has been available for a while in the UK and Australia, and now finally gets a US release this November. The double-disc set includes two versions of the film: the original theatrical cut, and the rarely-seen Roadshow version which runs for 20 minutes longer with material that was subsequently trimmed for the film's general theatrical release. Audio commentary is provided by Ted Chapin and Gerard Alessandrini (original theatrical cut); and Richard Barrios (Roadshow version).
Extra features will include the fascinating "60 Minutes" report by Diane Sawyer with James Michener returning to the islands and reuniting with people that served as the inspirations for characters in the book...including the real Bloody Mary. Vintage performances from the "General Foods" Rodgers & Hammerstein TV tribute (original Broadway leads Mary Martin and Ezio Pinza), two MovieTone news segments and the trailer.
-- I've always wished I could appreciate the performance of Ray Walston as Luther Billis, because all of his scenes were pure ham, and he seemed to ruin all the scenes he was in.
-- I have always wished "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair" was as complete in the film as it is on the RCA soundtrack recording (I'll tackle this now -- experts at the studio maintain that the complete version never made any final cut of the film).
-- I've always wished I could see the film as originally assembled and premiered.
-- I have always wished Alfred Newman's scoring -- brilliant though it is in all the cuts I'd seen of the film -- offered a bit more Newman flair.
And now, I'm extremely gratified to say, my wishes have nearly all come true.
This restoration print is phenomenal. Yes there are some washed-out scenes, but I don't care. They are finally back where they belong. This roadshow restoration was printed from a Todd-AO master negative and is a considerably DIFFERENT film from the one most of us have been exposed to the past 49 years.
The print is magnificent, clear and in many ways looks better than most new films look today.
This roadshow version resonates for me in ways that the theatrical cut never did. Time and again, the music set my heart racing, my pulse throbbing, and my senses went into overload.
This film is a visual and aural feast. It's also now my favorite film musical EVER!
Color filters? Bah! Get over 'em!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I remember growing up listening to the musical score of this on my mom's record player. It's romance back when true romance existed. Great old love story.Published 24 days ago by Halycon
Mom loved the movie and it brought back memories of when I saw it for the first time.Published 2 months ago by Donna B.
One of the Great Movies out There. It is definitely 50's material and not deep by any means. But it is entertaining and takes you back to the 50's where romance was passion and... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Suzanne Schumacher
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Yes, you do get the strips on the top and the bottom with widescreen BUT you also see the full picture. Full screen formats cut off parts of the image because movie theaters and televisions obviously aren't shaped the same. Widescreen is way better than full screen, even if it is hard to get... Read More
Jul 13, 2006 by Gwendolyn | See all 3 posts
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The Roadshow version will be on Disc 2 of the set
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