“Singin' in the Rain'' is a transcendent experience, and no one who loves movies can afford to miss it!”
- Chicago Sun Times, Roger Ebert
SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN 60th ANNIVERSARY
THREE-DISC ULTIMATE COLLECTOR’S EDITION
New Limited and Numbered Blu-ray™ & DVD Pack
Includes 4K Feature Scan and New Documentary Presented in High Definition on Blu-ray
All-new Collectible Memorabilia with 48-page Hard Cover Book with New Photos, Memos and Promotional Art Reproductions
Plus Collectible Full-Size Umbrella
July 17 from Warner Home Video
Burbank, Calif., May 14, 2012 – On July 17, the musical treasure Singin’ in the Rain ends an 18-month moratorium to celebrate its 60th anniversary in harmonious high style with the debut of a three-disc Ultimate Collector’s Edition Blu-ray & DVD Pack from Warner Home Video. The beloved film, with memorable songs, lavish routines, and Gene Kelly’s eponymous song-and-dance number was WHV’s first title to receive their “Ultra-Resolution” process. Now 10 years later, for its 60thanniversary Blu-ray debut, Singin’ in the Rain has been refined even more with a 4k scan of the Technicolor 3-strip negatives and a new DTS-MASTER (uncompressed audio). AFI’s “#1 Movie Musical  will be offered in a new limited and numbered gift set edition with four hours of bonus content and will be beautifully packaged and ready for new generations of fans to enjoy. The Blu-ray & DVD Pack will be priced at $84.99 SRP. A single disc Blu-ray will also be available for $19.98 SRP and a Two-disc Special Edition DVD for $14.96 SRP.
"Sixty years ago, no one dreamed that we would still be watching Singin’ in the Rain in 2012. But here we are with a beautiful new 60th anniversary digital restoration on Blu-ray. Gene would be very proud,” notes Gene Kelly's widow, film historian Patricia Ward Kelly.
Singin’ in the Rain, set in the days of Hollywood’s transition from silent films to "talkies," continues to this day to provide pure cinematic entertainment. It stars Gene Kelly at the pinnacle of his career and co-stars Debbie Reynolds, Donald O'Connor, Cyd Charisse, Jean Hagen and Rita Moreno. Written by legendary musical “book” writers Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Singin’ in the Rain was helmed by legendary directors Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen. The film was nominated for twoAcademy Awards ® and has been ranked as one of the Top 10 Greatest Films of All Time by the AFI and Entertainment Weekly, among others. The film will also be celebrated on Friday, July 13 with a special screening, including a personal appearance and commentary by Mrs. Kelly at the new Warner Bros. Theater in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History as part of their “Advent of Sound” Film Festival. For more information visit http://bit.ly/A3gozA.
Singin’ in the Rain 60th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition will include a brand new documentary, Singin’ in the Rain: Raining on a New Generation, presented in high definition on Blu-ray. In addition to another half-dozen vintage special features, this new edition will be presented in a 48-page hard cover book, with never-before-seen production memos and photos. It will also contain reproductions of the original theatrical posters from the film’s premier and a full-size commemorative umbrella (dance in the rain at your own risk!).
Singin’ in the Rain 60th Anniversary Edition Special Features
§ Singin’ in the Rain: Raining on a New Generation: All-new Documentary presented in High Definition on Blu-ray
§ Commentary by Stanley Donen, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O’Connor, Cyd Charisse, Kathleen Freeman, screenwriters Betty Comden and Adolph Green, filmmaker Baz Luhrmann, and film historian Rudy Behlmer
§ Great Performances: Musicals Great Musicals: The Arthur Freed Unit at MGM, a 1996 PBS documentary about the career of producer/songwriter Arthur Freed
§ The Making of Singin’ in the Rain
§ You are My Lucky Star: Outtake musical number
§ Nacio Herb Brown/Arthur Freed Film Excerpts (a collection of 12 film clips from earlier films with Freed/Brown songs
§ Scoring Stage Session Cues
§ Stills gallery
§ Theatrical trailer
Note: All enhanced content listed above is subject to change.
SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN 60th ANNIVERSARY
Street Date: July 17, 2012
Order Date: June 12, 2012
Run Time: 103 minutes (feature only)
3-DISC ULTIMATE COLLECTOR’S EDITION
BLU-RAY + DVD COMBO
Catalog # : 1000273693
Catalog #: 1000275066
2-DISC SPECIAL EDITION DVD
Catalog #: 1000273873
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