The King and I (50th Anniversary Edition)
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But now a sad warning: If you own the old DVD and want this beauty of a film in its complete roadshow version - keep it by all means! The new 50th Anniversary Edition lacks the Overture, the Intermission Music and the Exit Music!
Incredible! And all that lush music was available on the 1999 DVD! What goes on in the heads of the people in charge at Fox? After the fiasco with the Todd-AO "Oklahoma!" recently, Fox should very well know by now that fans of these Rodgers & Hammerstein-films are not likely to accept inferior and sloppy product. Here's a loud and clear boo aimed at Fox Home Video top brass from one fan! Get yourselves new jobs outside the entertainment industry and leave the DVD-business to smart film lovers who are also responsible professionals!
All of that said, this is a gorgeous transfer of a beautiful film, both visually and sonically. The deluxe laserdisc set was very pretty, but the DVD image is much sharper and clearer.Read more ›
The Blu-Ray bust is especially disappointing because "The King And I" features the most crackling and complicated central relationship in all of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals. Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr play the multiple conflicts between the mercurial King and the high-minded English governess Anna beautifully. This is, in fact, a musical drama, or more accurately, musical tragedy. And it is a tragedy that comes out of the best of intentions. The King was born a conservative, but he wants to be a liberal, modern monarch. Anna comes to Siam with an open heart, if not necessarily an open mind. She is sincerely interested in, and wants to help, the people of Siam. And she is fascinated by the charismatic King.Read more ›
This DVD has been available for a while in the UK and Australia, and will finally get a US release this November. Extra features will include the pilot episode of the "Anna and the King" TV series starring Samantha Eggar and Brynner (with optional commentary by Eggar); vintage performances from the "General Foods" Rodgers & Hammerstein TV tribute (Patricia Morison and Brynner). Several new featurettes and rare MovieTone news segments.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This musical will NOT disappoint. The story line is exciting and the music and costumes are fantastic. This has been a favorite of mine for years. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Kevin Smith
Great gift for my father. I purchased a few of his favorite movies for Father's Day and he loved them.Published 18 days ago by AllisonA
50th Anniversary Edition = Color has been more than restored. It has been brightened and intensified. Many comments here badmouth blue haze, etc. IT'S LIGHTING EFFECTS!!! Read morePublished 21 days ago by DLAllen
I prefered the newer version with Jodie Foster that is more realistic than the one with Yul Brunner filmed only in studios.
Not a fan of musicals too...
Delivered on time and condition as stated. We enjoy this movie so much. Only problem I had was when showing it to my smallchildren explaining why the king had so many wives and... Read morePublished 26 days ago by LaLa
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