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YOU'LL PREFER THE BLU-RAY OF THIS CLASSIC
on September 7, 2013
When you're feeling down in the dumps, a movie like GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (20th Century Fox, 1953) is a sure cure, especially when it's got two cheery gals like Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell in it to make you forget your troubles. They play a couple of showgirls on an ocean liner bound for Paris - Marilyn's trying to land a millionaire and Jane is her less material-minded pal. Merriment and mix-ups ensue before they end up at the altar with their respective Prince Charmings.
Based on the Broadway hit by Anita Loos and directed by Howard Hawks, GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES is a veritable showcase for its two leading stars, and is simply one of the most entertaining musical comedies of all time. Both ladies look absolutely stunning in those lush, '50's era Technicolor tones which are fully captured in Fox's fabulous Blu-ray edition. Marilyn's most iconic number, "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend", is a showstopper to be sure, and here it sparkles with a clarity that'll knock your socks off. The crystal clear audio is in 5.1 stereo and original mono and alternate Spanish and French languages, with subtitles in English, Spanish and French. The movie is formatted to its original 1.37:1 aspect ratio. Extras include a Fox Movietone News: "Marilyn and Jane in Cement", the original trailer, and other Marilyn coming attractions.
GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES is one of those movies that just seems to hit the spot at each viewing. It's sheer fun, and it captures that happy, carefree spirit of the '50's in a way few films do.