A Few Words About While we wait for A few words about...™ The Rodgers & Hammerstein Collection -- in Blu-ray

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  1. John Maher_289910

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    I didn't even order this box set. I only really care about the Todd-AO edition of OKLAHOMA!, which I had on laserdisc, and want on Blu-ray, so I am hoping for separate releases. I just, recently, saw THE KING AND I on stage, again (first show I ever did, way back in 1959), and was reminded how much more I like it on stage, than on film.
     
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    Fox rarely sends advance screeners to reviewers. They usually ship review copies on street date, because the studio is convinced that all reviewers are dirty, evil bootleggers who will pirate their movies.
     
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    Aren't they? :)
     
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    I hope Robert Harris has some valium handy....
     
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    The Overture on the album is a lavishly-scored and played version of the original Broadway Overture, full of all those silky Newman strings. What was used for the THX-approved VHS (and the original DVD release) was the 'Anna unpacks' musical cue (which included a cut song, "Western People Funny") over a very "I Love Lucy"-esque pink satin backdrop. The film plays better without the Intermission (which I'm glad to hear wasn't part of the '56 release) as the film isn't really long enough to merit an intermission break anyway.
     
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    The fact that Fox have officially announced it with photos and there is a customer review of the Blu-ray set including some of it's extra contents on Amazon I hope confirms the release.
    Only question is which is the correct release date Amazon's or Fox.

    Doug.
     
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    I will watch:
    1. Oklahoma! (TODD-AO)
    2. Carousel
    3. The King and I
    4. State Fair

    I will probably re-watch "South Pacific" as well. I just showed "Sound of Music" last summer at my outdoor theater, so watching it indoors on an LCD tv won't be the same.
     
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    Just to be clear, Doug, I have no doubt the release is coming and that all we've heard is legitimate. My nervous feeling is centered exclusively around the release date. To conquer it, I've convinced myself that it's not coming until the following week so that, if they make the original release date then it will seem like an early gift. It's called "making self-deception work FOR you" :D
     
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    We'll one thing that excites me is Amazon has not changed the release date nor sent an email stating a change. Usually if a title is not going to make their date they would have notified the pre-orders by now. I will assume the title is in their warehouse now. Hope I did not just jinx this.
     
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    You're the most horrible.
     
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    Not yet.

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    Good lord, that's $106 more expensive than the price many of us locked in.
     
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    Yes it is. Heehee!
     
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    Mike, how come you are being charged the highest price?
    Like many others here I cancelled my original higher priced order and re-ordered the set on March 23rd while the new up-dated $73.99 bargain price was temporarily in play.

    I wonder if you can dispute your higher price.

    Doug.
     
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    Sadly, the "reviews" of the set are filled with people who are angry about the price going back up. I really wish that Amazon was more vigilant with removing reviews that aren't based upon the actual product. They also have a bad habit of including all reviews of a film, no matter the format. There are some films that have reviews of the VHS, DVD, and Blu-ray all mixed in together.

    Doug, the reason you got the sale price is because that was the week that the sale was going on.
     
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    I believe the page Mark has provided is reflecting the *current* price. If Mark ordered back in March he probably got the discounted price.
     
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    Yup. I got the $73.99 price. The image I posted is from this afternoon (showing the April 29th release date).

    --Mark Frezon



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    No, it isn't. It's a new Overture created just for the Capitol recording. "Getting to Know You," for instance, isn't in the original Broadway Overture (or in the Entr'acte, Exit Music, incidental music or anything, probably because the song was added during the tryout.)
     
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    Because of those reasons I never read Amazon reviews. IAMMMMW Criterion release Amazon reviews is a perfect example of ill informed people.
     
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    The only relevant Amazon review (by Thomas E Davis) of the new Blu-ray R&H box set informs us of some of the included extras.
    Without checking, I'm not sure what, if anything, is new to this set.

    a few of the review's listed extras include:
    Shirley Jones commentary on both "Carousel" and "Oklahoma!"
    Excerpts from a 1954 TV tribute
    State Fair TV series pilot
    Carousel- deleted songs
    The original"Liliom" is included as it was in the DVD set.
    Mitzi Gaynor's screen test
    segment from tv's 60 minutes
    The King & I TV pilot for Anna and the King
    Mia Farrow Screen test for SOM.

    These are just some of the extras mentioned, I'm sure we will all be pleasantly surprised by many others.

    Next week - I can't wait.
     
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