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The Rodgers & Hammerstein Collection: Amazon pre-order!

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#121 of 139 Jim*Tod

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Posted March 22 2014 - 10:25 AM

Thanks Mr. Harris.



#122 of 139 MatthewA

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Posted March 22 2014 - 10:44 AM

I put in my request to Universal for Flower Drum Song, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Sweet CharityXanadu and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.


Enough is enough, Disney. We DEMAND the release Song of the South on Blu-ray.

 

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#123 of 139 ajabrams

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Posted March 22 2014 - 12:15 PM

I requested FLOWER DRUM and MILLIe along with KING OF JAZZ and ISADORA.



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Posted March 22 2014 - 01:45 PM

The international version of Isadora, not the truncated version shown in the USA, I hope.



#125 of 139 cinerama10

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Posted March 22 2014 - 02:58 PM

Boy what mixed emotions. First I had the biggest surge of happiness, after all, these are supreme musicals, and all of them filmed exquisitely. I had done some writing on South Pacific for a column on another website and had a contact high up in the home vid department who told me the Carousel and The King and I Cinemascope 55 negatives were being restored for these transfers. These films should look absolutely stunning.

 

The one downer for me was finally seeing the contents of the set. No Flower Drum Song. Fox had worked with Warner Brothers to get "Blazing Saddles" (from Warner Brothers) into the Mel Brooks set, so I wonder if Fox tried to include Flower Drum. 

 

HDnet Movies is currently running a brand new transfer of "Flower Drum Song" and I can't believe how gorgeous the movie looks, also the sound was remastered and is one heck of a soundtrack. I am so familiar with the movie having watched it many many times, I can tell there was a good amount of work done to it. But would Universal release it? NOT! 

 

I just read some rather big news last week, Craig Kornblau, president of Universal Home Video, who was with them for 13 years (or close) was let go and replaced, this has already taken place.I now have some hopes that things will change at Universal Home Video, by releasing NEWLY remastered editions of their catalog, and maybe even some of their musicals on Blu-ray, like Flower Drum Song, Thoroughly Modern Millie, or Sweet Charity. And of course the newer musicals Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Xanadu and The Pirates of Penzance. They didn't even release the NBC broadcast of The Sound of Music with Carrie Underwood on Blu-ray, only DVD ( I didn't like it, but still, what's with that?). This change of presidents could be a huge improvement (or not).

 

Here is a link to the news story on Variety:

 

http://variety.com/2...ief-1201120402/

 

 

 

HERE IS HOW TO CONTACT UNIVERSAL FOR FLOWER DRUM SONG, PLEASE TAKE A FEW MINUTES AND FILL IT OUT ON A REGULAR BASIS.

 

1. Go to:  http://www.universal.../contact_us.php

2. Click "I accept."

3. Under Entertainment, click on DVD and Blu-ray

4. Next page, click your country

5. Next page fill out the form.

    Under "subject" I fill in "Blu-ray request."

    Under title I fill in "Flower Drum Song."

    Blu-ray for format, and leave retailer blank then enter the code

6. Type your message on the right side. There is no limit for text characters.

 

If we all keep filling in this form, (I have for several years a few times a week) and have friends do it, maybe the new president on Universal Home Entertainment will actually listen this time.

ZANADU  was the very worst musical of ALL  time.



#126 of 139 bujaki

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Posted March 22 2014 - 03:44 PM

Particularly with an "X." :)


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#127 of 139 Doug Bull

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Posted March 22 2014 - 10:03 PM

Here is the back cover.

 

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Posted March 22 2014 - 10:06 PM

Here is the back cover.

 

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Doug.

Confirms that I was right about the collection's program contents...glad this is FINALLY coming in just over 5 weeks!!! :thumbs-up-smiley:



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Posted March 22 2014 - 11:15 PM

Some lovely photos - I love the design they've gone with.  A shame that the '62 "State Fair" appears to not be included... maybe a future TT release...??



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Posted March 22 2014 - 11:19 PM

PRICE ON THIS JUST DROPPED TO $73.99 ON AMAZON!!! :excl:



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Posted March 22 2014 - 11:21 PM

Oh wow... very tempting... these are sure to be region-free, as most of Fox's classics on Blu are.


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Posted March 22 2014 - 11:30 PM

I'm an Amazon Prime member, so I'm locked in to this new low price...HOLY MACKERAL!!! :rolling-smiley:


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#133 of 139 Wayne_j

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Posted March 23 2014 - 12:19 AM

Just pre-ordered from Amazon.  Definitely the price I was looking for.



#134 of 139 Doug Bull

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Posted March 23 2014 - 12:59 AM

I played safe and re-ordered at the new low price.

 

This is now a bargain. 



#135 of 139 Joe Bernardi

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Posted March 23 2014 - 09:32 AM

Just placed my pre-order!  Great collection at a great price. I'm most looking forward to Oklahoma!



#136 of 139 Doug Bull

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Posted March 23 2014 - 01:54 PM

It might be a good idea if the 2 x Rodgers & Hammerstein Collection threads were amalgamated.

 

Saves having to read and repeat things twice and there are going to be pages and pages of comments once the set is released.



#137 of 139 classicmovieguy

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Posted March 23 2014 - 02:12 PM

Agree. 



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#138 of 139 Mike Frezon

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Posted March 23 2014 - 03:06 PM

We are looking into that very possibility. 


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Posted March 23 2014 - 08:51 PM

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