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"Oklahoma!""Carousel" "The King and I" coming to UK

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#1 of 92 GMpasqua

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Posted November 20 2011 - 05:35 AM

Blu-ray .com is reporting FOX is releasing a Rodgers and Hammerstein Blu-ray Box set in the UK 6 films:


Oklahoma

Carousel

The King and I

State Fair (1945)



plus

South Pacific

The Sound of Music


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#2 of 92 JoHud

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Posted November 20 2011 - 07:25 AM

You should also put "State Fair" in the title. Looks nice, though I'm going to wait for both singles and a U.S. release, because R&H is at the top Fox's biggest back catalog properties. Though I'm a bit worried that the U.S. big box collection of Sound of Music might be holding up the this sort of set's release here.

#3 of 92 Ethan Riley

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Posted November 20 2011 - 07:34 AM

Lord, if they botch "Oklahoma" again...!
 

 


#4 of 92 MatthewA

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Posted November 20 2011 - 07:35 AM

I, too, have had high hopes for these titles (especially an actual restoration of the Todd-AO Oklahoma!), but I hope we get singles stateside so I don't have to rebuy South Pacific and The Sound of Music.


Enough is enough, Disney. No more evasions or excuses. We DEMAND the release Song of the South on Blu-ray along with the uncut version of Bedknobs and Broomsticks on Blu-ray. I will not support anything your company produces until then.


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Posted November 20 2011 - 07:35 AM

Holding breath for both versions of Oklahoma! and the 1962 remake of State Fair will be included as they were on the DVD's.  Really looking forward to a good transfer of the Todd-AO version of Oklahoma!  With this news and the upcoming Cleopatra, I have flipped-flopped back to a supporter of Fox.  Posted Image  Now where is Hello Dolly! and Those Magnificent Men And Their Flying Machines?


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#6 of 92 JoHud

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Posted November 20 2011 - 07:46 AM

Carousel also had a second 1930s foreign language version included.

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Posted November 20 2011 - 11:18 AM

I know this won't make me popular, but i would like to see better sound onSound of Music. I felt the sound was the big problem on the blu ray, with some of the high end gone from thesound, right from the beginning of the film, then getting worse as the film went on !!! All you have todoislistento the musical numbers on the French audio track to hear the difference.
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Posted November 20 2011 - 12:24 PM



Originally Posted by Joe Caps 

I know this won't make me popular, but i would like to see better sound onSound of Music.
I felt the sound was the big problem on the blu ray, with some of the high end gone from thesound, right from the beginning of the film, then getting worse as the film went on !!!
All you have todoislistento the musical numbers on the French audio track to hear the difference.



Heck no, it should not make you un-popular.  I agree with you completely and looking at some of the past posts on the title, we are not alone.  I just don't see a new transfer on this.  In fact I don't see these really released as a collection, but as individual releases over here in the states.  I could be surprised and that would be fine.




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Posted November 20 2011 - 02:50 PM

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Posted November 20 2011 - 04:29 PM

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Posted November 20 2011 - 04:40 PM

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Posted November 21 2011 - 01:26 AM

Necessity: Some sort of restoration on the Todd-AO OKLAHOMA! Desire: A better sound track for THE SOUND OF MUSIC (I'm in 100% agreement with Joe Caps on this). Wold be nice: Include both the Fritz Lang and Frank Borzage film versions of LILIOM (CAROUSEL's source play) Pipe dreaming: Include the entire 13 episode run of ANNA AND THE KING (the sit-com based on THE KING AND I and its progenitors).

#14 of 92 Joe Caps

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Posted November 21 2011 - 01:43 AM

Fox DOES have the alternate foreign beginning for South Pacific. this would be just transferring the opening reel. this used the broadway continuity.

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Posted November 21 2011 - 02:02 AM



Originally Posted by Joe Caps 


Fox DOES have the alternate foreign beginning for South Pacific.
this would be just transferring the opening reel. this used the broadway continuity.



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#16 of 92 Charles Smith

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Posted November 21 2011 - 02:18 AM

That, and having the roadshow version better restored and in HD.



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Posted November 21 2011 - 02:45 AM

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20th Century Fox originally shot the outdoor scenes to "Carousel" in Maine. The evening  footage wasn't as sharp and clear as the new CinemaScope 55 promised so those scenes were re-shot on a sound stage giving the film an uneven look


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Other scenes were cut

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Posted November 21 2011 - 02:49 AM

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#19 of 92 John Skoda

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Posted November 21 2011 - 03:43 PM

20th Century Fox originally shot the outdoor scenes to "Carousel" in Maine. The evening  footage wasn't as sharp and clear as the new CinemaScope 55 promised so those scenes were re-shot on a sound stage giving the film an uneven look

I think another reason "If I Loved You" had to be reshot in California was because Gordon MacRae was rushed into the film (to replace Sinatra) while the company was on location in Maine. He can't even have had time to make any prerecordings, which would make shooting a musical number pretty tough.

#20 of 92 Joe Caps

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Posted November 22 2011 - 01:49 AM

Not so. gordon was hired to replace Sinatra immediately. gordon with Alfred newman and the Fox orchestra recorded all of his songs before going to the location in Maine. In fact, one sectioin called for Julie to sing, but Shirley Jones was already in Maine, so Marni nixon sang one line as a temp track ( and I alays say two heads re better than one to figure it out), but Shirley never did redub the line. Most of the film was shot on location before the weather turned bad. thats why the Soliloquoy was shot on Zuma beach in California. ( if you see a beach in a fox film, especially in the fifties, it is Zuma beach. that beach is seen in the Robe, Belived Infidel, Journey to the Center of the Earth, In Love and War, and on and on).





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